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HospiCaseY -Project

The Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia has launched the HospiCaseY research project for 2009-2010. Participation in the HospiTool project (2006-2007) and the positive experiences gained from that project brought about the idea of using a virtual environment in the newly-launched project multiprofessionally, as a joint design forum for end users and designers, and of examining various patient and operating processes and the properties of spaces within a virtual environment. The use of a virtual environment in the project is enabled by the Cave Automated Virtual Environment (CAVE) of the ICT unit of the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
 
Other methods supporting user participation will also be studied for the purpose of the development of a user-based design process. Further development of the requirements management tool will continue. The project will also see the creation of a systematic feedback system for the evaluation of the success of construction projects. Results supporting HospiCaseY project user participation will be made available for utilisation in health care sector renovation and construction projects, and may also be applied to other construction projects. 
 
As a parallel project, UKI Arkkitehdit Oy will administrate a business project focusing on the study of business models with an emphasis on the designer’s perspective; the objective will be to develop a design process exploiting an interactive user-orientated virtual model.
 
The project is part of the Spaces and Places 2008-2012 programme of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
 
In addition to the Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia and UKI Arkkitehdit, project participants include the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, and the companies Kiinteistö Oy Seinäjoen Y-talo, Väinö Korpinen Ltd and Philips Valaisimet Oy.

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Further information:
 
The Joint Authority of the South Ostrobothnia Hospital District
 
Chief Executive Director of the Hospital District Jaakko Pihlajamäki
tel. +358 44 415 4100,  jaakko.pihlajamaki@epshp.fi

Designer Tiina Yli-Karhu
tel. +358 44 415 5200, tiina.yli-karhu@epshp.fi
 
UKI Arkkitehdit Oy
 
Managing Director Mikko Heikkinen
tel. +358 50 305 5496, mikko.heikkinen@ukiark.fi





 









Contact Person:

Suunnittelija
Tiina Yli-Karhu
Etelä- Pohjanmaan Sairaanhoitopiiri

Tel.: +358 6 4155200
tiina.yli-karhu@epshp.fi