Strategic Area of Research

Medical Technology

The strategic research area of Medical Technology ended its operation at the end of 2013. A new and broader thematic priority programme within health, welfare and technology is now being established at NTNU, and medical technology will remain an important part of NTNU's new strategic programme and the activity will continue.

Medical Technology (also known as medical engineering) was established as a strategic research area in 1999 to create opportunities for developing unique forms of multidisciplinary collaboration between research communities in medical engineering at NTNU, SINTEF and St. Olavs Hospital.

The aim has been to develop new technological methods, materials and equipment for use in medical prevention initiatives as well as in diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation, and increased understanding of societal aspects of medical technology.

Medical technology has involved multidisciplinary collaboration between health professionals, biologists, technologists, and social scientists. The main activities of the network groups have been whitin:

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Bioinformatics

Biooptics

Biomechanics

Bionanotechnology

Health Informatics

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Imaging

Biotechnology

Societal Aspects

Motor Control

 

Announcements

Hydrogel-technique with great potential

A technique developed at NTNU for determining the thickness of hydrogels more accurately could have a great impact on intensive care, heart surgery and the treatment of diabetes and cancer.

Hydrogel-technique with great potential

A technique developed at NTNU for determining the thickness of hydrogels more accurately could have a great impact on intensive care, heart surgery and the treatment of diabetes and cancer.

The research team, which is associated to Medical technology, has already received NTNU's research award for medical technology 2012.

The project is partially financed by the Research Council's open project support (FRIPRO).

Read more about the research into hydrogels in medical technology at the Research Council (in Norwegian).