Maria Larsson-Lund was one of several applicants to the research grant.

Get´s nine million to research for three years

Published: 25 November 2013

A research group in which Maria Larsson Lund, assistant professor in the Department of Health is included has been awarded a research grant of nine million SEK over three years.
The money will be used for research in the project To live and grow old with cognitive disabilities in the home and the public with it´s landscape of technology.

-This will allow us to continue working with research questions about increasing the ability of disabled people to participate in society, says Maria Larsson Lund.

The decision  about funding from The Council for health, labor and welfare (Forte) was made on 21 November 2013.

Principal applicant was Louise Nygård, a professor at the Karolinska Institute. Maria Larsson-Lund at Luleå University of Technology, LTU, was one of several co-applicants.

The project has two main focuses, first, on how abilities of technology that users with cognitive disabilities has is suited to the demands from technology in society, and how availability of places for activities in public spaces can be strengthened to promote participation in community life for people with cognitive impairment.