SINTEF Technology and Society


An app to help ex-drug and alcohol abusers

07.11.2013 Ex-drug and alcohol abusers who have completed their treatment need a simple support system and daily motivation. Now they are getting both – in a handy pocket format.

Thomas Langø new Research Director for dep. of Medical Technology

Thomas Langø

16.09.2013 Thomas Langø takes over as Research Director for the Department of Medical Technology after Toril N. Hernes, who goes to NTNU as head of the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging at the Medical Faculty.

Hip protectors with a sporty look

15.08.2013 Norwegian researchers have developed a hip protector in a sporty design. Its looks are intended to appeal to the older people of today – who are quite particular about what they will wear.

Weighing trailers on the road

10.04.2013 Heavy goods vehicles on Norwegian roads will soon be checked and weighed automatically – while on the road.

Dementia sufferers benefit from GPS

28.01.2013 As part of the research project Trygge Spor, more than fifty dementia sufferers have been using GPS for periods varying from several weeks to up to a year. The results show that localisation technology helps achieve an increased sense of security, freedom and quality of life, both for...

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Roadmap for Innovation of Welfare Technology

Several municipalities have started welfare project technology, but the technology is only limited in use in Norwegian municipalities (Hoen and Tangen 2011). The municipalities need knowledge about the opportunities in this technology, and have called for an increased focus on counseling with...


AUTOPART is a research project that aims to develop methodology, tools, methods and industrial demonstrators for the establishment of focused automotive spare parts production, in combination with production of ordinary automotive parts.

Seveso establishments - Methodology for monitoring safety level development

Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) assigned SINTEF to identify information that can be used for periodic monitoring and evaluation of safety development in and around establishments that handle large amounts of hazardous chemicals. The report is a contribution to DSB's work as a...

Cooperation and Communication - the Key to making the IA Agreement and the Job Strategy Possible

The project goal is to provide new and important knowledge of cooperative and communicative structures between the multilevel collaborating parties working together on several areas, among them the IA Agreement and the Job Strategy.

HSE and sickness absenteeism in contractor hierarchies

In this project, we study how different levels of outsourcing may influence upon organizations’ ability to prevent sickness absence and exclusion from working life. Outsourcing refers to a business strategy where organizations focus on their core competencies and activities and buy ancillary...

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