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Health in focus

How can we improve health, prevent disease and improve care? Regardless of age or where in the world we live, wellbeing is a fundamental issue for humanity. In a series of articles, we provide some examples of research, innovations and new ways of thinking from KTH with health in focus.

Robot mimics movement of two humans.
Research is being conducted at KTH with humanoid robots to study politeness as a cornerstone in shaping social interactions (Photo: KTH)

Polite robots – a possible future in healthcare

In human relationships, politeness is essential in how people perceive each other and in building a relationship. The same is true in healthcare when healthcare professionals meet a patient. But how i...

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Portriat of researcher
The aim of the tool developed by Linda Rose is to reduce repetitive strain injuries in the workplace (Photo: Jon Lindhe).

The RAMP tool helps companies to prevent repetitive strain injuries

The RAMP ergonomics tool identifies the risks of musculoskeletal injuries and suggests measures. The method has been expanded to include support for management teams and a section for work tasks where...

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Graphic image with head and face protection.
The device creates a filtered airflow in front of the user's face, reducing the concentration of viruses in the air and therefore the risk of infection. (Photo: KTH)

Invisible face mask reduces the risk of airborne virus transmission

During the COVID-19 pandemic, different types of respiratory masks were used as key elements in the fight against virus transmission. However, masks can be uncomfortable and hinder effective human com...

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