In my Work Unit we have been using new technologies to measure behaviour and environmental context in order to enable healthier lifestyles on an individual level and inform better public policies
Since 2012, we have used new technologies to measure behaviour and environmental context, mainly for eating and moving, mainly in student populations and in relation to school life. In parallel, we have also been interested in analyzing and improving lifestyle habits in patient groups, in order to improve their quality-of-life and intervention outcomes (e.g. in Breast Cancer Survivors and Parkinson’s disease patients).
More specifically, to date, our research has focused on the quantification and modelling of eating and physical activity behaviours and habits, measured through novel technologies at home, school and real-life environments. This goal has been supported by our experience in clinical research, in the fields of eating disorders and obesity, combined with behavioural science and translational research for health-related technologies. Our research has mainly been supported through our involvement in health/technology interdisciplinary, international EU projects, and through funds from FORTE, UNICEF and Lung-hjärtfonden.
These involvements have allowed us to build a widespread network of collaboration with clinical and engineer research teams across Europe.