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Health Science and Technology

The Department of Health Science and Technology conducts research within a wide range of fields related to healthcare. The mission of the department is to establish and disseminate competences in medicine, sports science and technology “from cell to system”. We develop methods to understand and control human biological systems, to assess physiological functions, to diagnose and restore impaired functions, and to retrieve, transmit, interpret and present person-specific information.

We work intensively with industry and the health sector to disseminate our research. Numerous patents have been obtained, and several projects have led to the establishment of spin-off companies and license agreements with industry.

Potential areas of collaboration

Working with us will give companies and organisations access to the latest research and our many competences within research areas such as:

Human sensory-motor interaction, including:

  • Basic and clinical aspects of human sensory-motor interaction
  • The development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods
  • Motor control
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Neuro-engineering
  • Sports science
  • Pain

Model-based medical decision support, including:

  • The construction, testing and clinical integration of model-based medical decision support systems
  • The promotion of the use and exploitation of such systems

Information systems for the healthcare sector, that is, systems used for the representation, verification and distribution of clinical information and clinical knowledge, including:

  • Pervasive healthcare
  • Telemedicine
  • Clinical information systems

Biomedicine, including:

  • Stem cell research
  • Immunology
  • Neurobiology

How can we help you?

We offer the entire range of AAU’s forms of collaboration. Among other things, we can assist you with:

  • Research, development, consulting and teaching within information technology for the healthcare sector
  • The development of products for the healthcare sector within all our subject areas, from idea to patent
  • Transferring the latest research-based knowledge about products and methods to diagnosis and treatment
  • Participation in professional networks
  • Lab access through research collaboration
  • The chance to place employees within the department, e.g. in connection with research collaboration

Selected prior collaboration topics:

  • Developing a tongue control system for controlling computers and wheelchairs
  • Remote treatment of COPD patients
  • Remote treatment of heart patients
  • Decision support system for the choice of antibiotics for patients

Industry knowledge

We have experience collaborating with:

  • Medico-technological companies
  • Software and systems suppliers
  • Consultancies
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Public and private institutions responsible for healthcare services

Our partners range from one-man businesses to multinational concerns.

Find out more at www.hst.aau.dk