Key Research Area: Health and wellbeing
Health and wellbeing is one of Aalto University’s seven key areas for research.
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.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Digital Health
- Health Management and Design
Latest news in this area
Pressure ulcers take up to 500 million euros in healthcare expenditures each year – research team develops cushion cover that warns of budding woundResearch team presents prototype of sheet-like smart cover for wheelchair cushions today at HUS STOP Pressure Ulcer Day
Flagships and Centres of Excellence
The GeneCellNano flagship is hosted by Aalto, Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, and Finnish Red Cross Blood Service.
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).
Featured research bodies
The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (HEMA) is a research group that concentrates on the production of health services and their development.
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.
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.