Maria Ehn, Researcher

Maria received a PhD in Biotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm in 2003 and has worked as a scientist at the Structural Genomics Consortium hosted by Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. She joined Mälardalen University in 2006 and has been working in the field of Health Technology since 2011.

Maria has also been the responsible researcher for a number of research projects fucusing on user-centered development of a digital support system for seniors' fall preventive physical activity. She has worked in the innovation cluster Robotdalen managing projects related to health technology, mainly systems supporting home-based stroke rehabilitation. The mentioned projects are/have beeen executed in collaboration with reseachers from different fields, end users, health care organizations, industrial partners and public authorities. 

Maria Ehn is researcher at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering in Mälardalen University.

Her research interests include methods for integrating end-users' needs and perspectives in development and testing of new health technology solutions. Current research focuses on technology for fall prevention among seniors including digital motivation support for fall preventive physical activity. She is interested in interdisciplinary research in collaboration with end users, stakeholders and industrial partners.

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Latest publications:

Toward digital inclusion of older adults in e-health (Oct 2023)
Åsa Revenäs , Lars Ström , Antonio Cicchetti, Maria Ehn
Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS)

Towards multimodal boosting of motivation for fall-preventive physical activity in seniors (Jul 2023)
Åsa Revenäs , Lars Ström , Antonio Cicchetti, Maria Ehn
Digital Health (Digital Health)

Clinical Sensor-Based Fall Risk Assessment at an Orthopedic Clinic: A Case Study of the Staff’s Views on Utility and Effectiveness (Feb 2023)
Maria Ehn, Annica Kristoffersson
Sensors (Sensors)

Gray Literature in Evaluating Effectiveness in Digital Health and Health and Welfare Technology (Mar 2022)
Sara Landerdahl Stridsberg , Matt Richardson , Ken Redekop , Maria Ehn, Sarah Wamala Andersson
Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

Mobile Safety Alarms Based on GPS Technology in the Care of Older Adults (Oct 2021)
Maria Ehn, Matt Richardson , Sara Landerdahl Stridsberg , Ken Redekop , Sarah Wamala Andersson
Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

User-centered requirements engineering to manage the fuzzy front-end of open innovation in e-health (Sep 2021)
Maria Ehn, Mattias Derneborg , Åsa Revenäs , Antonio Cicchetti
International journal of medical informatics (Int J Med Inform)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Sara Abbaspour (former)