New book on how to work against racism in schools
All schools have a clearly defined mission to work against racism. Nevertheless, studies show that racism is a problem in many preschools and schools in Sweden. In a new book, Örebro researchers Emma Arneback and Jan Jämte describe how to counteract...
Children lost motivation for physical activity – wearable health devices can have opposite effect
Fitness and health tracking devices are designed to get us to exercise more. But these digital fitness and health tracking devices can have the opposite effect, according to a study of school children, in which researcher Mikael Quennerstedt participated...
Teens come jet lagged to school – shifting sleeping patterns at weekends
A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in a doctoral thesis by sleep researcher Serena Bauducco, at Örebro University, Sweden.
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children. This was reported by a new study, led by Scott Montgomery, Professor at Örebro University.
Örebro researchers develop robotics in cooperation with regional companies
Together with Alfred Nobel Science Park and companies in the region, Örebro researchers are developing a platform to test new methods of using artificial intelligence and robots in industry.
Social support more important to mothers
For mothers who feel that they are not in control of certain aspects of life and who are struggling with their relationship to their teenage children, social support may make a great difference. But the same does not seem to apply to fathers in the same...
A brisk walk instead of sitting down – just ten minutes a day makes a difference
It is not the amount of time spent sitting still that matters. Instead it is the extent of physical activity that is essential in reducing the risk of elderly women developing cardiovascular disease, as shown in a new Örebro study published in PLOS ONE.
Helping robots and humans to be friends
Robots will perfom the dangerous parts of the job, while human operators will make sure the work gets done properly. Robotics researchers are using virtual reality to develop ways to clean industrial machines, where the interaction between man and...
EU lobbyists as behind-the-scenes political friends
Lobbyists work actively behind the scenes to find ways to influence politicians. Preferably, they would like to be viewed as friends. The EU legislation that regulates lobbying, does not address how it takes place in the real world. This is shown by...
Örebro University coordinating major EU project in robotics
Robotics research at Örebro University has been awarded a strategically important research grant by the European Commission. In total, 7 million euro have been awarded the project partners to enable development of technology for autonomous robots.