Research & Art

Health and wellbeing

Our health and wellbeing research mostly focuses on neuroscience and neurotechnology, functional magnetic imaging, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and computational medicine, as well as on health and wellbeing technologies and management.
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Health and wellbeing is one of Aalto University’s seven key areas for research.

Its focus areas include:

  • biomedical engineering,
  • neuroscience,
  • biomaterials,
  • digital health, and
  • health management and design.

A large share of health and wellbeing research is done in close collaboration with the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. Their expertise in medical science and clinical research complements our primarily technology-oriented approach.

Health and wellbeing is an area where a great number of innovations are called for. Here at Aalto University, basic research results are developed into innovations, applications, and services for end users. In this way, the research responds to societal needs.

We also aim to be a contributor to the massive renewal process facing the university hospital district of the Helsinki region during the next decade.

The Aalto Networking Platform brings together our researchers and external parties for multidisciplinary collaboration in the area of health and & wellbeing.

Upcoming events

SF2022
Conferences and workshops

8th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop

The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Aalto University School of Science will organize the 8th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop, on May 15–20, 2020.

Latest news in this area

Quantum Explorations. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Aalto School of Science celebrates five new Academy Research Fellows

Manohar Kumar studies quantum information, Ivan Lomakin 3D atomic data reconstruction, Kezilebieke Shawulienu exotic materials, Arno Solin probabilistic principles and neural network models and Marijn van Vliet the visual and auditory language systems in the brain
Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
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Covid-19 vaccines also protect unvaccinated family members

New findings from Finland show benefits from Covid-19 vaccines extend beyond recipients
Taulukko rokotestrategiatutkimuksesta
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Regional and adaptive targeting of vaccinations can be advantageous – Researchers examine effective vaccination strategies for coronavirus pandemic

New study models the age structure of those being vaccinated and contact between Finnish regions during the pandemic
Art of Staying Healthy Open Call 2021
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Open Call for Projects: Arts and Culture for a Better and Healthier Life

The project “The Art of Staying Healthy” aims to develop collaboration between the arts and health sectors and to pilot arts interventions on the health and well-being of people and communities in the Northern Dimension area.

Flagships and Centres of Excellence

Image from remote site: fcai.fi

AI for Health — FCAI (external link)

FCAI Special Interest Group: AI for Health

Suomen Akatemia

GeneCellNano – Gene, Cell and Nano - Academy of Finland (external link)

The GeneCellNano flagship is hosted by Aalto, Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, and Finnish Red Cross Blood Service.

Infrastructure

Aalto NeuroImaging Infrastructure

Aalto NeuroImaging (ANI) research infrastructure houses four functional neuroimaging modalities, navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) at Aalto TMS, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Advanced Magnetic Imaging (AMI) Centre, magnetoencephalography (MEG) at MEG Core and Aalto Behavioral Laboratory (ABL).

Services
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BioMag Laboratory (external link)

BioMag is a brain imaging laboratory at the Helsinki University Hospital co-hosted by Aalto and University of Helsinki.

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Science-IT

Science-IT provides infrastructure for high-level computational research at Aalto University and is coordinated by the School of Science.

Services
Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Locations

Featured research bodies

Healthcare Engineering and Management

Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture

The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (HEMA) is a research group that concentrates on the production of health services and their development.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Image courtesy of Mika Seppä

Aalto Brain Centre

Aalto Brain Centre (ABC) is a strategic initiative within the Aalto University School of Science. ABC relies on the strong expertise of the school's research teams in systems neuroscience, neurotechnology, signal analysis, machine learning, network analysis, brain imaging, psychology, cognitive science, clinical neuroscience, naturalistic neuroscience, physics, and engineering.

School of Science
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Sotera (external link)

Sotera is a research unit focusing on basic technology in the social and health sector: design and construction of buildings, related telecommunications technology, information technology and automation of operations as well as instrument technology.

Biodesign Finland

Biodesign Finland (external link)

Biodesign Finland improves medical care with a novel entrepreneurial program for selected interdisciplinary teams and creates new business.

Key research area contact

 Dr. Markus Mäkelä

Dr. Markus Mäkelä

Manager, Health and Wellbeing & Global Business Dynamics Key research areas, Aalto Networking Platform
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