In Sweden, there are currently some 21,000 volunteers ready to respond to help cardiac arrest victims. A smartphone alert system guides them directly to victims – often faster than ambulances. The service, the result of research carried out at the Centrum för Hjärtstoppsforskning, is now ready for export markets.
The DöBra (“Die Well” ) cards help people to reflect on and talk about their values and preferences for the end of life—a topic that can often be difficult to raise. This tool was developed through an interdisciplinary research programme at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University, and has contributed to an ongoing process to develop support for social innovations at Karolinska Institutet.
Children who exercise their working memory also find it easier to concentrate. This was one of the key insights that Torkel Klingberg gained from developing a clinical training programme for children with ADHD. The next step is a research-based tool to increase knowledge of mathematics among the world’s children.