NTNU Health

Health Inequalities and Technology

 

Elderly woman with emergency call systemDue to technological advances within the areas of injury prevention (i.e. road and car safety), health care (i.e. new screening techniqes and electronic patient journals) and lifestyle (i.e. e-cigarettes and pedometers), a substantial number of deaths have been avoided.

The main question of interest in the Heal-Tech project is whether technological innovations have also contributed to a narrowing of the health gap between the rich and the poor.

Reducing inequalities in health is not only a question of human rights, but it would also increase the overall health of the population and the general need for health care.

The project, which is a collaboration between the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management and Faculty of Medicine at NTNU, will apply data from The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT).