Maria Ehn, Researcher


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 of new solutions in the Health Technology. Current research focuses on technology for fall prevention among seniors including digital motivation support for fall preventive physical activity.

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.

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Latest publications:

Technology-Based Motivation Support for Seniors’ Physical Activity (Jul 2019)
Maria Ehn, Ann-Christine Johansson Johansson , Åsa Revenäs
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

Activity Monitors as Support for Older Persons’ Physical Activity in Daily Life: Qualitative Study of the Users’ Experiences (Feb 2018)
Maria Ehn, Lennie Carlén Eriksson, Nina Åkerberg , Ann-Christine Johansson Johansson
JMIR mHealth and uHealth (JMU)

Inter- disciplinary and -sectorial cooperation for development of technology supporting behavioral change (Apr 2017)
Maria Ehn, Mattias Derneborg , Martin Ekström, Ann-Christine Johansson Johansson
Persuasive Technology XII, 2017 (Pers Tech 2017)

An interactive distance solution for stroke rehabilitation in the home setting (Dec 2016)
Susanne Palmcrantz , Jörgen Borg , Disa Sommerfeld , Jeanette Plantin , Annelie Nilsson , Maria Ehn, Marie Sjölinder , Inga-Lill Boman
Informatics for Health and Social Care (Inf Health S C)

Users perspectives on interactive distance technology enabling home-based motor training for stroke patients (Jun 2015)
Maria Ehn, Pär Hansson, Marie Sjölinder , Inga-Lill Boman , Mia Folke, Disa Sommerfeld , Jörgen Borg
12th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health (pHealth 2015)

Interactive distance technology enabling home-based motor training for stroke patients (invited to present project) (May 2015)
Maria Ehn, Susanne Palmcrantz
Rehabiliteringsmedicinska veckan 2015 (Rehabveckan)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Sara Abbaspour (former)