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Research infrastructure UMeHealth is a regional competence centre for research, education and collaboration on intelligent, person-tailored eHealth interventions, behaviour change systems and decision support. UMeHealth strives to be a cross-disciplinary meeting point that transcends knowledge domains and engages citizens in developing their future digital tools for improving health and wellbeing.

Umeå University Health Lab

An interdisciplinary lab environment for eHealth. Our facilities invite you to explore, test and evaluate the use of tomorrows digital tools to prevent illness and diagnose and treat various ailments.

Research and education in eHealth

Future digital tools for preventing diseases, increasing well-being, diagnose and treating different medical conditions will to a large extent be based on new technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and interaction technologies that bridge distances and borders between physical and digital environments.

UMeHealth conducts research on decision support, behavior change technology, and digital interventions that are personalized, preventive, predictive, knowledge and evidence-based, and developed through participatory design methodologies. This means that citizens and professionals in the daily clinical practice actively contribute to and participate in the research and development of new health-promoting digital tools. This is done in collaboration with Region Västerbotten and other organisations in society, e.g., patient interest organisations.

Research and education in medical informatics and eHealth have been provided by Umeå University for more than 20 years and are engaging increasing number of researchers. UMeHealth has since its initiation in 2015 addressed the need for a multidisciplinary research environment that spans across organisational, faculty and discipline borders, and that can function as infrastructure for research, education and collaboration in eHealth. The environment engages around 100 employees at the different faculties at Umeå University and Region Västerbotten.

In order to achieve person-tailored, adaptive interventions, methods from the AI field need to be developed and applied, and technologies developed and evaluated. Therefore, UMeHealth consists of a themed environment that organizes seminars, workshops, and laboratory environments, partly developed and built in collaboration with Region Västerbotten. These are used for developing new eHealth interventions together with users and testing these.

Course on AI-based eHealth for Doctoral students

UMeHealth also supports the development of cross-faculty education in eHealth at different education levels. A course on AI-based eHealth for doctoral students has been developed. For further information, please contact Helena Lindgren or Madeleine Blusi.

Projects and Labs


Some of Umeå University's research projects on eHealth.

UMeHealth Lab

Welcome to UMeHealth Lab, an interdisciplinary lab environment for eHealth.


Computer systems help healthcare staff make the right diagnosis
Published: 2018-11-22

Chunli Yan is designing systems to how clinical decision support systems can be developed.

Exercise app reduces incontinence
Published: 2016-09-12

Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatme...

When “smart” apps become smart for real
Published: 2016-06-02

How can a smart application recognise and reason about a human’s purposeful activities in order t...

UMeHealth is one of Umeå University’s research infrastructures and is leaded by Umeå University researchers from different areas and by representatives from Region Västerbotten.


Management group

Marlene Sandlund
Associate professor
Tobias Stenlund
Associate professor
Karin Wadell
Professor, combined with clinical employment

Steering Group - Council for eHealth

Madeleine Blusi, Associate professor, Department of Nursing, Umeå University
Lennart Fjellman, Vilhelmina Municipality
Emil Forsberg
, Business Developer, Umeå Municipality
Thomas Fritz, Region Västerbotten
Åsa Hörnsten, Professor at Department of Nursing, Umeå University
Helena Lindgren, Coordinator UMeHealth, Associate professor at Department of Computing Science, Umeå University
Andreas Lundqvist, Head of Unit, Rural Medicine Centre, Region Västerbotten
Karin Wadell, Professor, clinical at Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Units: Physiotherapy, Umeå University

Latest update: 2023-09-25