The Research Council of Norway's programme of Centres for Research-based Innovation (Senter for Forskningsbasert Innovasjon - SFI) is intended to build up or strengthen Norwegian research communities that work in close interaction with innovative business and industry.
The objective is to support long-term research that promotes innovation and competitiveness in the business sector.
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For North Norway, this means the establishment of a strong technological centre which will strengthen innovation through long-term telemedicine research in close cooperation between research-intensive enterprises and prominent research communities in Norway and abroad. The results of the research from Tromsø Telemedicine Laboratory will lay the foundation for establishing new businesses and products in health and ICT with the whole world as their market.
Research at TTL will cover subjects such as how new “smart sensors” and personal terminals can be adapted to the steadily growing group of people with chronic diseases. These systems will be wireless and invisibly integrated with computer-based extended decision support. One of the objectives is to reduce the pressure on the health service. For elderly people or chronically ill patients, this may improve quality of life through better control and follow-up of their own illness. Benefits for the public health service will be better quality and utilization of scarce resources.
The Tromsø Telemedicine Laboratory’s (TTL) shall become a world-leading centre for research and innovation in the field of advanced telemedicine and eHealth systems for chronic, age, and lifestyle related diseases. In TTL, we will focus on sensor-based systems for vital signs and surveillance (SBS), extended decision-support (EDS) and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW).
The centre aims at supplying the healthcare industry with viable and sustainable technologies that will promote global health, wellness, and disease management by facilitating technological advances in the collection, processing, and sharing of medical information. These will generate new products and services within telemedicine and eHealth.