Health and Medicine
Research and development in the field of health and medicine (including sports and PPE), where materials that can measure and monitor patients ‘ health status are tested, is highly sought after in society. Large profits can be seen for both the patient and the healthcare system where the patient is given the opportunity to take greater responsibility for their own treatment and thus save resources without compromising the quality of care.
The connections to the sports field are strong and you can see a clear correlation between a healthy and active lifestyle and a reduced medical need. Examples of prototypes developed during the recent year are an ECG shirt with sensors, a seat cushion for preventing decubitus and an international collaboration that will develop a garment that will ba able to measure and monitor cough.