TECHNOLOGY FOR A HEALTHY OLD AGE
The Flemingsberg Science Foundation has identified the “Technology for Healthy Ageing” as a potential area of strength in Flemingsberg, as this affects a major societal challenge and involves several academic and clinical entities on Campus Flemingsberg.
In co-operation with the Royal Institute of Technology, the idea of combining a long-term, holistic perspective with a more short-term, concrete perspective has been developed. The holistic perspective considers an individual’s entire quality of life, and the more short-term perspective involves the development of clear value creation within specific areas.
On the holistic side, there are a number of research groups in Flemingsberg that work on projects designed to lead to improved quality of life for an ageing population. Examples include research to find models for mechanisms behind ageing, and efforts to increase understanding of degenerative conditions in general and Alzheimer’s in particular.
An example of the latter perspective is the creation of environments where knowledge about, amongst other areas, technology, ageing and care environments co-operate with a view to developing and testing solutions for improved quality of life for an ageing population.
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The Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, (CBH) is one of the five schools of KTH and a strong constellation for research and education in the broader areas of health, environment, energy and materials. The School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health conducts research and education in areas that cover several global challenges. Among them are the need of sustainable energy, health and aging population, climate change, sustainable production and working life, food production and clean water.
Karolinska Institutet has extensive experience of conducting research into Alzheimer’s and other dementia illnesses. Här finns ett integrerat samband mellan forskning och klinisk mottagning. The primary aim is to understand the mechanisms behind Alzhemimer’s and other dementia-related conditions.