MedTech West är västsvensk kontaktnod för Medtech4Health- ett nationellt Vinnova-finansierat strategiskt Innovationsprogram som startade 2016. Programmet ska placera Sverige i en internationell topposition inom medicinteknikområdet och bidra till förbättringar för patienter och för hälso- och sjukvården samtidigt som det leder till industriell tillväxt och ökade exportinkomster för Sverige. Medtech4Health stöttar initiativ och projekt inom näringsliv, hälso- och sjukvård och akademin.
Prehospital acute care faces big challenges. New care processes and methods, as well as increasing demands on treatment outcome, safety, auditing and efficiency calls for co-operation and exchange of information between different stakeholders and systems, as well as advanced supporting ICT/eHealth. To cover the complete chain from incident to care at the right place, time and level, different interoperating components from various vendors are needed. Demands on standardization, holistic thinking, care knowledge, verification in authentic settings and openness in between all actors involved are necessities for success. Furthermore, solutions being deployed within the civil prehospital domain can also be deployed within the military domain, thereby increasing their application potential. Read more
Medical technology is one of the technology areas that attract most women. Nevertheless, the proportion of senior women scientists is strikingly low. As a part of the EU project “Female role models and partners”, run by MedTech West in collaboration with Chalmers, the network WiSE, Women in Science, has been started for all women in medical research.
Our goal is to provide extra support and motivation to women who want to move forward in their academic career. We will, amongst other things, organize networking events and invite international senior researchers in medical technology. Read more
This project focuses on the field of medical image analysis, which is increasingly requested from health care to meet the challenges in efficiency and quality of care. There are many powerful techniques available today, but they have difficulties to reach in to clinical practice. Small specialized technology companies can not afford to build and defend a sufficient customer base. Caregivers, for its part, doesn’t have the resources to locate, evaluate, and implement those solutions. The conclusion is that there is a link missing that cost efficiently can connect the different sectors. Read more