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.
She is currently a principal investigator of a sub-project on sensor systems for fall risk assessment within the research profile ESS-H+. 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 solutions in the Health Technology. 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.
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)
Performance and Characteristics of Wearable Sensor Systems Discriminating and Classifying Older Adults According to Fall Risk: A Systematic Review (Aug 2021) Annica Kristoffersson, Jiaying Du, Maria Ehn Sensors, SI: Sensor Technology for Fall Prevention (Sensors)
Nocturnal digital surveillance in aged populations and its effects on health, welfare and social care provision (Jun 2021) Matt Richardson , Maria Ehn, Sara Landerdahl Stridsberg , Ken Redekop , Sarah Wamala Andersson BMC Health Services Research (BMC H Serv Res)
Integrating Key User Characteristics in User-Centered Design of Digital Support Systems for Seniors’ Physical Activity Interventions to Prevent Falls (Dec 2020) Åsa Revenäs , Ann-Christin Johansson , Maria Ehn JMIR Research Protocols (JMIR Res Protoc)
|Embedded Sensor Systems for Health Plus||active|
|ESS-H - Embedded Sensor Systems for Health Research Profile||finished|
|Hi5 - A Holistic and Improved Infrastructure for Increased Industrial Impact of research||finished|
|Interaktiv teknik för långsiktigt stöd av fysisk aktivitet hos äldre||finished|
|Interaktiva distanslösningar för genomförande och uppföljning av strokerehabilitering i hemmiljö||finished|
|Investigation of needs and requirements related to monitoring of physical activity in daily life: A qualitative study of older adults' experiences from using activity bracelets||finished|
|SALUTOGEN - Seniors’ Activity and quality of Life sUpported by Technology thrOugh deliGht, Engagement and iNterest||finished|
|Systematiska översikter av hälso- och välfärdsteknik med bred implementering||finished|
|T4IL - Technologies for Independent Life||finished|
|Technology support for health promotive behavioural change||finished|
Sara Abbaspour (former)