Norway’s NordForsk Board has awarded a total of NOK 11 million to two Nordic-Baltic research projects on user-driven innovation in health and welfare. The two were selected from among 34 submissions.
The overall goal of the Nordic Program on Health and Welfare is to improve health in the Nordic countries by conducting high-quality research to find solutions to societal and public health challenges, according to NordForsk.
The first project is ActivABLES, which involves Tangible Interaction to Support Effective and Usable Stroke Rehabilitation at Home. The project leader is Associate Professor Charlotte Magnusson of Sweden’s Lund University. The project is receiving up to 5.2 MNOK.
The second looks at symptom monitoring after hospitalization in patients with advanced heart failure and is lead by Professor Anna Strömberg of Sweden’s Linköping University. NordForsk has awarded up to 5.8 MNOK.
Projects could request a maximum of NOK 6 million in funding. The grant applications were assessed by an international panel.