The Institute of Physics, University of Oslo, had developed an
instrument for measuring changes in skin conductance activity. Based
on this hardware technology (on which there were no IPR and
therefore freedom to operate), Dr. Storm MDPhD and physicist Asbjørn
Fremming developed equipment for measuring skin conductance with a
software program for sampling and analysing the data. At the
Department for Paediatric Research, University of Oslo, Dr. Storm
has been using skin conductance and other physiological tests to
study premature infants during the various procedures they are
exposed to. She has also investigated patients during and after
operations and patients on artificial ventilation.
MED-STORM Innovation as was established on 22 December, with Dr.
Storm as founder and main shareholder.
The method was registered as a patent and received financial support
from the Norwegian Governments Consultative office for Inventors (SVO).
Dr. Hanne Storm received a research prize for her work from the
Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain sponsored by Astra
The Norwegian Industrial and Regional Development Found (SND),
provided grants to support Stage 1 of the project. The Research
Council of Norway supported a market study through Sintef UniMed.
Instruments were sold to the Neuropsychological Department and the
Psychosomatic Department, the National Hospital, Oslo, and to Ørebro
Hospital, Sweden and Edinburgh University Hospital.