Sofia Backåberg

Sofia Backåberg

Senior Lecturer
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am a Physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Health and Care Sciences where I am teaching in the undergraduate nursing program.

I am interested in experience-based learning, human movements and the use of digital technology to support learning and development for health. In my dissertation (2016) I developed a learning model (VILMA) to support learning, movement awareness and change of one's own individual movements with the support of video as a tool for feedback and reflection.

I am involved in research projects in Kalmar that focus on supporting patient activation, self-care and breaking sedentary behavior among older people. Among other things, we study how 3D visualization of movements through Skeleton Avatar Technique can be used in functional assessments. During 2020 I am postdoc at the University of Calgary, Canada and will continue develop and study innovative solutions and technology to support enhance assessment, learning and improvement of functional mobility in daily living among older adults.


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