DHINO - Digital Health Innovation
Complex societal challenges can only be solved through collaborative efforts of a large number of actors with varying expertise. The interdisciplinary research project DHINO, Digital Health Innovation, in which Karlstad University and Region Värmland cooperate, is taking on the challenge of increasing the digitalisation of the healthcare sector.
– Technology has the potential to improve quality of life, health, independence and community participation, as well as reduce healthcare costs, says Erik Wästlund, project leader and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Service Research Center. There is a huge potential in the meeting between the public sector, the industry and academia, which could lead to the development of new solutions as well as the creation of new job opportunities and regional growth.
Within DHINO, world-class research is conducted and then made available in order to benefit regions, municipalities and private citizens. The research focuses on three areas of healthcare:
- Internet of Things (IoT) and health
- Elder care/comorbidity and the co-creation of health
- Data-driven innovation
Via DHINO, seven research teams at Karlstad University come together to collaborate with public and private actors and deal with various challenges from their various perspectives.
The project is financed by Karlstad University, Region Värmland, the European Regional Development Fund and Vinnova throughout 2022–2025, for a sum of SEK 14 million. Research teams at the Service Research Center, Computer Science, Nursing, the Center for Gender Research, FoU Välfärd and the Centre for Research on the Mental Health and Life Circumstances of Children and Youth.