In the future, both our average age and life expectancy are expected to increase. One of our biggest societal challenges will then be the loss of physical and intellectual abilities in connection with aging.
Major efforts will be required to care for an aging and in many cases multi-sick population. It is therefore necessary to mobilize all conceivable knowledge and technology in order to gain both an increased quality of life for the individual and manageable costs for society.
In Flemingsberg, many different projects are underway to better understand and deal with the problems of aging. In recent years, KTH Royal Institute of Technology has taken the lead in creating integrated solutions that will make it easier to find practical use in health and care. An example is the recently opened Integration Lab at KTH.
Interest in collaboration
Achieving long-term success requires integration in many dimensions. Technology solutions from research and companies must be integrated, technology must be integrated with economics and ethics, the needs of healthcare and care must be integrated with technological development. There is a great deal of interest in collaboration with municipalities and companies, among others.