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Britt Östlund

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PROFESSOR, HEAD OF DIVISON

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HÄLSOVÄGEN 11 C, HUDDINGE

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About me

Technology in Health Care (Teknisk vårdvetenskap) promotes digitization to support healthy and meaningful lives. It takes biomedical engineering a step further by making implementation of digital applications and systems sustainable and supportive outside hospitals and laboratories. Whether we accomplish this goal or not is decided by the extent to which we succeed in meeting patients' and citizens' needs and demands not least the expectations of a modern later life and support for children dependent of technology for a normal life. For health care professions, the development involves new requirements for person centered care including both well informed patients and patients who are not digitally literate. For engineers, this means increased demands on understanding how technology is contextualized and domesticated in different environments and the ability to proactively engage and involve broad groups of people in innovation and design.

Technology in Health Care is part of Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems at KTH, running several international and national research projects, doctoral training and collaborations with industry and society to make the most out of robotics, welfare technologies and beyond.

Contact me at´brittost@kth.se


Courses

Ergonomics in Product Development (HM1025), teacher | Course web

Involving old people in engineering and design (FHN3015), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web


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