Health and social care 2013

Sunnaas testbed facilities

Sunnaas, Norway


Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital


Health care technology

Sunnaas has been involved in innovation for more than 50 years, in particular development of aiding equipment like wheelchairs and walkers, communication devices for people with aphasia, telemedicine, virtual reality, rehabilitation and psychological services. Sunnaas’ Innovation Unit was established in 2011. Since then, it has launched 34 innovation projects, seven of which have already been concluded.

What was tested

Technologies related to gaming and virtual reality; Movement and movement analysis; Telemedicine and communication; Cognitive rehabilitation; Patient safety; Innovation as a tool and method for organisational development.

Testbed purpose

Development and testing of innovations related to rehabilitation healthcare.


The testbed facilities are spread around a rehabilitation hospital dedicated to research and innovation, and aims to be as close as possible to the patient.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Make public services better and more efficient

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