Institut for Medicin og Sundhedsteknologi Department of Health Science and Technology


The vision of Department of Health Science and Technology, HST, is to improve health throughout society by development of new devices, methods and therapies, and by prevention of illness. Specifically, the North Denmark Region is a field of interest, the aim being to reduce the shortage of doctors and collaborate with industry.


from molecule to society

Research conducted at Department of Health Science and Technology takes a mutual starting point; the human body. Our research spans “from molecule to society” covering aspects from the human cell and the molecules it is built from to the full human body.

The laboratories of Department of Health Science and Technology are equipped to support state-of-the-art research and teaching. The physical dimensions of objects in the laboratories span from micrometers (the cell) to several meters (human run).

HST's research

Spanning from molecule to society our research covers:  

Biomarkers ● Biomechanics and motor control systems ● Biomedicine and human biotechnology ● Cardiology ● Decision support ● Image analysis ● Medical decision support systems ● Medical informatics systems ● Medicine ● Neurology ● Pharma technology ● Pre-clinical research ● Public health ● Rehabilitation technology and test of new equipment ● Sports science ● Telemedicine ● Translational neuroscience ● Translational pain research and drug profiling ● Welfare technology

At Department of Health Science and Technology we aim to produce and perform research-based innovation and teaching. Dissemination of our knowledge is prioritized and we always strive towards establishing dialogue with industry and other potential beneficiaries – our surrounding society, our citizens.

HST operates under The Faculty of Medicine.