Current Research Projects, Centres and Programmes Connected to HTO


System development methods for a better digital work environment (the STRIA project). Critical IT systems in health and medical care cause both physical and psychosocial work environment problems, but this is rarely taken into account when developing computer systems.

Åsa Cajander and Marta Larusdottir will study the digital work environment in healthcare and further develop three methods for system development.

The project is funded by AFA Insurances and runs 2019-2022.

The Mumin project – Impaired Children and Creative Music

The acronym MUMIN stands for “Maximalt Uttryck – Minimalt INput” (swedish: Maximum Output – Minimum INput”. It aims at creating facilitating instruments that allow the severely impaired children actively create music. In this project we use electronic music controllers and synthesizers that are selected to conform to the abilities of the children. Among the non-standard but commercially available instruments used in the project are Theremini, Eigenharp, Linnstrument. Within the project we also develop new controllers that are adapted to the children. Lars Oestreicher works in this project.

DISA – The Effects of Digitalisation on the Work Environment of Nurses)

The functioning or malfunctioning of the ICT tools of health personnel has a direct influence both on the quality of care and the quality of the personnel’s working environment on short and long term. However, the consequences of digitalization in the health sector is a neglected research area, and, in particular, a gender perspective is missing. The aim of the project is to contribute to this research area with different theoretical perspectives and to create a framework for decision support when new ICT solutions are to be implemented in healthcare, in particular to facilitate nurses’ work.

The project will run from 2016 to 2019.

DOME – Deployment of Online Medical Records and other Ehealth Services Consortium

The purpose of the DOME consortium is to build knowledge about the implementation and use of eHealth services and is based on studies of e-health projects. We do research in cooperation with the parties involved in the establishment of Online Patient Records in Sweden.

DOME is a collaborative consortium between the Royal Institute of Technology, University of Lund, University of Skövde, Uppsala University and Örebro University.

The DOME consortium started as a project funded by VINNOVA in 2012.

The Marconi Project (motivation, attitude, learning and competencies)

Within the Marconi project we do research in the area of computer science education with a special focus on motivation, attitude, learning and competence of students. The project is named after Marconi who was interested in the radio as a way of communicating and not just from a science perspective. He was thinking outside the box, and was interested in the use of technology and not only technology itself.

In this project Åsa Cajander, Diane Golay and Thomas Lind from HTO collaborate with many reserachers from UpCERG and globally. There are a large number of publications written and more to come.

NordWit- Beyond the Gender Paradox: Women’s careers in technology-driven research and innovation inside and outside of academia 

The objective of NordWit is to investigate and enhance women’s career opportunities and trajectories in technology-driven research and innovation cross-sectorally in public and private sectors, and in civil society. The goal is to improve the gender balance in the research and innovation fields in the new t-driven economies. The HTO group will participate and lead research in the area of eHealth research, innovation and implementation as a cross-disciplinary field.

This centre of excellence will be run for five years starting in 2017 with funding from NordForsk, and Åsa Cajander will participate in the work.