Our Research

"Imagine if the measurement technology available in healthcare could be used by everyone, to feel as good as possible"

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Our History

The story of Linkura begins in the long corridors at Linköping University. Under the leadership of associate professor Anders Tjernvik, a group of researchers developed a platform that could measure and follow physiological reactions in real time. In 2013, the work was spun off from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and laid the foundation for what is today Linkura. 10 years later, we continue to run applied research and development of the platform in collaboration with, among others, LiU, Vinnova and RiSE.

Sprung from research at Linköping University

That the body’s signals can be used to monitor disease states is well known in medical research. It was also here that Anders Tjernvik began his journey. Today he is associate professor in physiological measurement technology and research manager at Linkura. For nearly 10 years, he researched at the Department of Biomedical Engineering on methods to monitor breathing and heart rhythm with non-invasive technology. The big breakthrough came when Anders asked himself the questions; Why do we only monitor diseases? Is there something in these signals that we can learn from, to feel as good as possible, but we have to get sick?
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A scientist with a vision

Monitoring the healthy body was at this time something very unusual. Long before Apple Watches and sports watches, Anders became a pioneer in the field and published well-known scientific articles on how breathing, heart rhythm and physiological load were connected. In parallel with the theoretical advances, his team developed a technical platform to make the technology available to a wider audience. After many years of development, the project was commercialized and laid the foundation for what is today Linkura.

With science in our DNA

Since the foundation, Anders has continued to develop Linkura in the role of research manager. What was once a technical proof of concept is today a full-fledged platform for tracking your stress. The platform consists of a patented ECG sensor, mobile apps for iOS and Android, cloud infrastructure and the digital guide Linus. In parallel with this development, Anders and Linkura run applied research in collaboration with, among others, LiU, Vinnova and RiSE.

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Scientfic Publications
Master's and doctoral theses

Advisory Board

World-leading competence for development

In order to always keep the right direction in our development work, we have the privilege of consulting an advisory board with world-leading competence in AI, statistics, data security, blockchains and medicine.
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Helena Schiller

PhD in Public health, Stress and Sleep patterns at Swedish Stress Research Institute.

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Henrik Ahlén

eHealth strategist, Development of digital health services.

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Fredrik Heintz

Associate Professor, Artificial Intelligence, Head of Swedish AI Society

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Martin Singull

Associate Professor, Head of Mathematical Statistics division at Linköping University

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Stefan Farestam

PhD, Thought leader and Entrepreneur in Trusted Data Infrastructures.

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Johan Sellström

MSc, Thought leader, serial entrepreneur and visionary specialist on Health care data and Blockchains.

Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson

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Previous Publications

Examples from our scientific publications

Physiological modeling and machine learning
  • We show how machine learning can be used to measure the respiratory variation in blood circulation, which is the basis of HRV.
  • Early theoretical advances regarding how breathing with the stomach or chest affects blood circulation.
Stable, continuous and wireless HRV platforms
  • Pioneering work in wireless transmission of advanced biodata
  • Development of convenient, wearable sensors, including conductive textiles, textile electrodes and printed electronics.
  • Development of probably the world’s first platform for wireless transmission of continuous complete ECG for stress measurement and biofeedback.
Basic research on breathing and HRV measurement using non-invasive sensor technology
  • Research on how breathing affects circulation – Including age, gender, measurement position on the body, breathing pattern and breathing volume.
  • Experimental studies to correlate respiration and HRV to physiological data – Including venous, arterial, and nervous contributions, as well as ANS tone, anesthesia, mechanical ventilation, and hypovolemia.
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