Aalto Health Platform

Aalto Health Platform

Note: Aalto Platforms have merged under the Aalto Networking Platform. We are currently restructuring our web portal and some information here may be out of date. Please contact Markus Mäkelä about Health Key Research area.

Aalto Health Platform is a collaborative program that creates a framework for Aalto to deepen and widen its joint work with its partner organizations in the area of health and wellbeing (H&W), which is one of Aalto University’s strategic focus areas for research.

The platform’s role is to support Aalto’s H&W research activities, facilitate technology transfer towards innovations and startups and the broader high technology industries, and further develop the societal impact of Aalto’s work.

An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio
Stairs landing in Dipoli with people sitting in two armchairs and looking at a painting / photo by Aalto University, Tuomas Uusheimo

Health & Wellbeing research areas and faculty

Aalto University has a strong, decades-long track record in health and wellbeing (H&W), in both research results and in facilitating commercialization. H&W being one of Aalto University’s strategic focus areas, this field is being ambitiously developed.

The key people can be found via our six subareas accessible with this link.

Read more about health and wellbeing!

News

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) was used to study reading difficulties in children. This photo shows preparations for the measurement test. The child in the photo was not part of the study. Picture : Aalto University.
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Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child’s high risk of dyslexia

Studies show disorder is linked to the left cerebral hemisphere and that confidence can help kids overcome difficulties
Brain
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The activities of Neurocenter Finland are gaining momentum

The aim of the new national competence network is to increase cooperation between universities, hospitals, and the business worlds and to make Finnish neuroscience know-how visible internationally. Neurocenter Finland is part of the health sector growth strategy and the Personalized Medicine project.
Picture: Neurocenter Finland.
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Artificial intelligence for dementia prevention

AI-Mind is a 5-year project funded by Horizon 2020, with the goal of facilitating a paradigm shift in clinical practice of mild cognitive impairment. A team of Aalto University and HUS Helsinki University Hospital researchers are involved in the project
Hanna Renvall is the joint professor of Aalto and HUS. Photo: Ilkka Nissilä.
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Hanna Renvall: Being a professor and working in the emergency room at the same time teaches ‘what kinds of questions our research should seek to answer’

Hanna Renvall has a shared professorship at Aalto University and the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), she serves as Director at the BioMag laboratory and is also the Deputy Director of the Philomela choir
Health Talks events: a bridge between the business, university, and other communities
Partnerships and ecosystem building

Partnerships and ecosystem building

Ecosystems which support the development of strong international research and the facilitation of innovations are important for research and economies to prosper. For this, a relevant degree of coordinating actions is required.

Read more about partnerships and ecosystem building

Image: Ilkka Nissilä.

Health Technology House

The Health Technology House (HTH), located on Aalto University’s main campus in Otaniemi, unites research groups whose work revolves around electrical devices, neuroscience, or related signal processing.

Read more about the Health Technology House

Image: Lasse Lecklin.

Aalto University’s external partners and interested new collaborators can contact the appropriate health and wellbeing professors and researchers via Aalto Health Platform or directly. Email: [email protected].

The platform is led by Markus Mäkelä, Executive-in-Residence, Aalto University.

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