Niklas Karvonen, Basel Kikhia, Josef Hallberg and Johan Bengtsson. Missing from the picture is Stefan Sävenstedt. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Researchers category winners in regional finals

Published: 11 December 2015

The intelligent system Sensorizon won yesterday the category Life Science and Technology in the Venture Cup regional final and was awarded SEK 20 000.

– It feels great that we got this far in the competition and that we could show our product. Venture Cup will drive our business forward and help us establish a first step into the market, says the Basel Kikhia, one of the initiators to Sensorizon.

During Thursday evening the Venture Cup regional final North in the House of Culture was settled. The researchers from Luleå University of Technology became category winner with Sensorizon, an intelligent system that measures the pattern of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The information from Sensorizon help health care workers to maintain a comprehensive view of the changes in sleep and mood of the person with dementia. Sensorizon will improve care planning and quality of care in nursing homes.

– We need finance to more quickly obtain a complete service for commercial launch, after the trial launch early in 2016. We also need to participate in larger controlled studies to obtain evidence Sensorizons good effects on care planning and quality of care in dementia care facilities. Our team has the necessary skills to move forward, but we need more sales skills and sales partners, Basel Kikhia continues.

Eight entries competed in four categories in the Business Plan Module and four category winners were selected.

One overall winner were then chosen and was awaerded SEK 100 000. The overall winner was the contribution SustainaLube in the category Environment & Energy.

The development of Sensorizon is a collaboration between researchers in Nursing and Computer Science.


Stefan Sävenstedt

Stefan Sävenstedt, Professor emeritus

Organisation: Division of Nursing and Medical Technology, Department of Health Sciences
Josef Hallberg

Josef Hallberg, Associate Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 493177
Organisation: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering