Engineering Health

Welcome to Engineering Health!

​Do you work in healthcare with problems that engineers could possibly help you solve? Are you an engineer working with techniques for the healthcare sector? Or are you just curious as to how engineering and medicine might meet and collaborate?


On November 8-9, Chalmers Area of Advance Life Science Engineering will organize the Initiative Seminar Engineering Health with support from Sahlgrenska University Hospital and AstraZeneca.

The aim of these exciting days is to bring medicine and engineering closer together, as we strongly believe in the need for collaborations between disciplines. Did you know that William Chalmers left half of his money to the school now known as Chalmers, and the other half to Sahlgrenska? This is why our seminar days are called Engineering Health – The Legacy of William Chalmers.

Our programme will stretch from the past, to present, and future challenges. A number of short pair-presentations will provide an overview of ongoing collaborations between engineers and clinicians. These will feature local researchers as well as international researchers who have succeeded in establishing translational activities. We are proud to announce that Mikael Elam and Mikael Persson, co-inventors of Strokefinder, and Max Ortiz Catalan and Rickard Brånemark, who developed an arm prosthesis, will join us. We are also delighted that Dr Oliver Aalami, Dr Ronald Dalman and PhD Chris Cheng from Stanford, USA, have accepted to join us. Oliver Aalami will talk about augmented reality, while Ronald Dalman and Chris Cheng will give insights into their collaboration on the development of new stents.

Other presentations include excellent and highly interesting researchers such as Agnes Wold and Ann-Sofie Sandberg, working on allergies and early life nutrition, Måns Eeg-Olofsson and Sabine Reinfeldt, hearing-aids, Marta Bally and Nils Lycke, vesicles as carriers, and Mårten Falkenberg and Håkan Nilsson, stents. More names will follow and this page will be updated continuously!

The presentations will be diverse to make sure that everybody with an interest in clinical or medical work has a chance to find new collaborations and inspiration. A “speed-dating” session between clinicians and engineers in conjunction with the seminar will provide plenty of networking opportunities and so will the dinner on November 8. In a poster session, we will get the chance to see even more projects where engineers and clinicians collaborate.

On day two, we will take a closer look at the future with an outlook and forecast of the needs for future health care and the technical challenges implied. Anna Sandström, Science Relations Director at AstraZeneca, will give her view on the future to come, and our panel debate will include organizations supporting and strengthening Chalmers-Sahlgrenska collaborations, including MedTechWest, Sahlgrenska Science Park, GU-holding, Chalmers Innovation and many more.

Welcome to Engineering Health! This seminar is open to all interested. And please note: the presentations, lunches, dinner and networking is all free of charge!

Registration will open shortly.

Published: Thu 27 Apr 2017. Modified: Fri 19 May 2017