MultiSens focusses on wearable technology, digitalisation for advanced health assessment systems, and equality in health. The platform brings together natural, social and engineering scientists in order to develop knowledge and products that benefit individuals and society.
Wearables and implants are about to change our interactions not only with electronics, but also with each other.
We are part of an emerging scientific and technical direction that employs bodyNET, a network of sensors, screens and smart devices woven into clothing, worn on skin, and implanted into bodies.
The goal of our research is to:
design and optimise different wearable sensor technologies
assess the correlation of measured parameters to an individual’s health and fitness status
attain a fundamental understanding of how users interact with wearable sensor devices and the potential social impact of these devices.
This is in accordance with the Swedish eHealth Agency's priority of eHealth to improve efficiency as well as equality within healthcare.
The research platform combines the expertise of Biomedical Sciences and Care Sciences, two departments at the Faculty of Health and Society. This combination creates a unique and robust transdisciplinary research area at the University.
The researchers cover a range of competencies, such as electrochemistry, sensor technology, health and medical services in society, medical technology and laboratory science.
In collaboration with the ‘Equal Health’ project, MultiSens has carried out a multi-parameter biomedical analysis among residents of the Lindängen neighbourhood of Malmö.
Data was collected before and after an exercise programme developed by Equal Health to estimate its impact on the fitness and health status of the study participants.
A unique testbed for biomedical studies, based on non-invasive biomedical devices and blood analyses, was used to analyse different physical and chemical parameters of the volunteers.
This has provided a unique data set which consists of results from social, engineering and natural sciences. Moreover, joint studies could be seen as one of the first steps towards removing barriers for social integration among Lindängen residents, and establishing trust in the current Swedish healthcare system.
MultiSens and Equal Health are financed by Vinnova and the Faculty of Health and Society.