SINTEF Technology and Society
Norwegian ultrasound technology in Cape Town
Norwegian researchers have installed a system that uses 3D ultrasound and image guidance in one of Africa's biggest children's hospitals. This could make it easier to treat brain diseases in children.
Young motorists lack self control
So now we have it in black and white – the emotional centre in young men's brains overrides the area controlling their ability to make rational decisions. This leads to accidents among risk-seeking motorists.
Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD?
We have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.
Ordinary ultrasound imaging techniques cannot resolve the blood flow in small vessels properly. By injecting microbubbles into the blood stream, even tiny capillaries will become visible in the ultrasound images. Visualization of abnormal blood flow can help medical doctors detect cancer at an early stage and differentiate between stable and unstable atherosclerotic plaques.
SINTEF and NTNU have published a new edition of the OREDA handbook in 2015 for topside and subsea equipment.
Attitudes for Peace: Postconflict Public Opinion
What do people think about the institutions adopted to build peace after civil war? The short answer is simply: we do not know. The ‘Attitudes for peace’ research project addresses this shortcoming by conducting public opinion surveys in three postconflict countries (Burundi, Guatemala, and Nepal), asking about ordinary citizens’ thoughts and feelings about different peacebuilding strategies.
Medical Technology - Laboratories
We are sharing medical technology laboratory facilities in close co-operation with St. Olavs Hospital og NTNU.
Transport Research Laboratories
In a modern society transport of people and goods is a premise and consequence of our mode of living. Our research has a technological approach where the main objective is that all transport should be carried out on a safe, efficient and environmental friendly way. We have a well established and well equipped laboratory, where we can perform studies in both real traffic and in simulated environments
SINTEF Technology and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute that operates in the fields of science and technology, and the social sciences. Our strategy is to build social science into the national technology projects.