Public health is often defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society” (Acheson,1988).
The research group Technology for health and physical activity has the vision to promote the population's health through the use of technology.
Technological tools will be an integral part of our projects as an instrument for measuring health and as an instrument for health-promoting lifestyle change.
- To bring together researchers and academic staff across faculties who are concerned with technology for health and physical activity in order to facilitate high-quality research work and scientific production in this field, and thereby also increase competence at INN University.
- To create a strong academic community for the use of quantitative methods that can raise involve students interested in the field and contribute expertise to other research environments
- To create a strong scientific environment that can support professionals at various levels in their career development as well as involve both Norwegian master's and master's students on exchange.
- To strengthen collaboration with other institutions and external researchers
- To help increase the faculty's chance of gaining university status by strengthening the scientific profile and increasing the proportion of subject staff with first and professorial competence.
Ongoing research projects
- Co-Lab Walk My City Free: a study under the Fund for Bilateral Relations
- Autonomic dysfunction and heart rate variability among people with fibromyalgia
- Exploring the underlying mechanism of VR-based simulation as a pedagogical tool in education and training of non-technical skills among health professionals in mental health care.
- Virtual nature experiences as a supplement in the treatment of moderate depression
- GO GREEN ROUTES - Resilient Optimal Urban natural, Technological and Environmental Solutions (a H2020 project)
- VR & green exercise 2.0 - Developing and testing mental health-promoting VR systems: a pilot study connected to a H2020 ‘Mental health in the workplace’ proposal
- Lifestyle and body composition - pilot study investigating possible changes in weight and body composition in first-year university students
- «Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: en pilotstudie om helse blant italienere bosatt i Norge» (Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 639358)
- EON Reality
- SIM Innlandet
- International consortium and research group “GO GREEN EX Cubed”
- Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health and Functioning
- University of Limerick, Ireland
- University of Milan, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health (Italy)
- University of Pisa, Department of Computer Science (Italy)
- University of Agder, Department of Nutrition and Public Health
- National competence center for rheumatological rehabilitation
- University of Aberdeen, Epidemiology group of research in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (UK)