The most-read article in Journal of advanced robotics in 2019
The article written by the two researchers’ the University of Gävle was published in International journal of advanced robotics systems and became the prestigious journal’s most down-loaded article in 2019.
“Researchers from Australia to USA, from all the major countries, read and cite our research. It means that the University of Gävle is recognised all over the world and it also brings exciting collaborations,” says Sajid Rafique.
Older adults the fastest growing age group
One of the major challenges today is that the elderly is fast becoming a proportionally larger part of the world’s population. This in turn means that the pressure on, as well as the costs for, healthcare is growing. According to UN and European population statistics, by 2050, the population of the elderly people over the age of 60 years will nearly be double than the current value.
“Many companies have contacted us because already at the age between 40 and 50, the arms and knees of their employees are worn out by work involving repetitive lifting task, a fact which costs the companies hundreds of millions of SEK every year.