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Suomalais-englantilainen Altogame start-up yhteistyöhön Alder Hey lasten sairaalan kanssa Englannissa – tavoitteena terveydenhoidon tehostaminen virtuaalisilla hyötypeleillä

Lehdistötiedote   •   Marras 28, 2017 11:03 EET

Suomalais-englantilainen hyötypeli -startup Altogame aloittaa yhteistyön englantilaisen Alder Hey NHS lasten sairaalan kanssa Liverpoolissa. Tavoitteena on soveltaa Altogamen virtuaalista monipelaaja - ja simulaatioympäristöä yhteistyön ja innovaatiokyvykkyyden vahvistamiseen, sekä kouluttaa henkilöstöä tehokkaammin. Myös soveltuvuus nuorten mielenterveyspalveluhin testataan. Viimeksi mainitun osalta ensitestit nuorten ryhmällä tuottivat erittäin positiivista palautetta – “idea 10, toteutus 9” ja “tämä pitää saada heti kouluihin”.

Altogame on joustava, peliteknologiaa hyödyntävä, virtuaalinen monipelaajakeskusteluympäristö. Sen avulla voidaan tehostaa tuloksia ja vähentää kustannuksia merkittävästi. Altogame-alustalle rakennetuissa erilaisissa sovelluksissa osallistujat voivat innovoida uusia ratkaisuja tai harjoitella haastavia tosielämän tilanteita yhdessä.

Katso tarkemmin alla olevasta alkuperäisestä englanninkielisestä Altogamen ja Alder Hey lasten sairaalan yhteisestä lehdistötiedotteesta.

Altogame (AG Immersive Learning Simulations) on Alder Hey lasten sairaalan innovaatiokeskuksen ja Cambridgen yliopiston innovaatiokeskuksen jäsen (ensimmäisenä suomalaisena start-up -yrityksenä). Yritys osallistuu tällä hetkellä myös kahteen startup-ohjelmaan Englannissa: 1) Educate – Better Edtech, Better Learning / Knowledge Lab / Institute of Education / University College London sekä 2) Reactor - Applied Games / Anglia Ruskin Yliopisto.

Lisätietoja,
Dr Eija Mäkirintala
eija@altogame.com
Matkapuhelin +358451335845, +447949164235

P.S. Olen Helsingissä käymässä 29.11-7.12 ja osallistun SLUSH-tapahtumaan 30.11-1.12.2017

Altogame applied games aims to enhance operations at Alder Hey Children´s Hospital

Thanks to the European Regional Development Fund (EDRF) funded Health Innovation Exchange project, Alder Hey has formed a collaboration partnership with a Finnish-British start-up company Altogame. The purpose is to trial the Altogame social dramagame platform within the Trust, using applied games and simulations to enhance collaboration and innovation and to train people more efficiently. Also the applicability to enhance young peoples´ mental health is being included.
Altogame´s virtual 3D platform transforms the way people innovate, collaborate and learn. It breaks down barriers and removes hierarchy providing a level playing field for creative problem solving and learning. Through its virtual multiplayer simulations, people can also safely practice complex real-life situations through real-time role-play. These situations can include for example difficult conversations with patients or teamwork in an operating theatre.

Using the Altogame platform, healthcare professionals can be trained efficiently without having to disrupt their clinical commitments. The benefits include improved operational safety and efficacy, enhanced customer or patient experience, increased workforce mobility, employee engagement and satisfaction.

The use case of enhancing young people´s mental health and alleviateing pressure on related mental health services showcase the flexibility of the Altogame platform.

Dr Eija Mäkirintala (CEO, Altogame): “We feel honored to have been offered this opportunity to work with Alder Hey Children´s Hospital and apply our platform to help them to achieve their ambitious vision. Together we´ll create a unique model how healthcare can benefit from novel game based technology in building a culture of collaboration, innovation and effective learning.”

Jason Taylor (Head of Innovation, Alder Hey):“We want to adapt the technology that has changed the way we live and work to provide the best diagnostic services and treatment for our patients when they are here in the hospital and back home in the community. The expert Innovation Team is forging relationships with global companies, specialists, SMEs and academia to drive the best of new technology into healthcare.”


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Editor’s notes

The Health Innovation Exchange project is receiving up to £3.5million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund.

About Altogame (AG Immersive Learning Simulations): Altogame´s virtual 3D platform transforms the way people innovate, collaborate and learn. It breaks down barriers, fades out hierarchy and bias providing a level playing field for creative problem solving and learning. Altogame´s current offering includes scenarios for brainstorming, for boosting agile/lean transformations, and for improving human interaction (e.g. in healthcare or customer service) through role-play simulations. Altogame´s unique set of features is enabled by the in-house competencies in modern game technology and science based behavioural design. The behavioural concept is based on Dr Eija Mäkirintala ́s scientific research and coaching and training experience.

About Alder Hey: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for over 275,000 children and young people every year. Alder Hey delivers clinical excellence for all children, for routine illnesses as well as very complex and rare conditions.

One of four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK, it is a national centre for neuro and craniofacial surgery, a regional centre for burns injuries and a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease. The Trust is one of only four epilepsy surgical centres in the UK and one of only two accredited major trauma centres in the North West. Alder Hey is also a respiratory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) surge centre and is the referral centre for the treatment of congenital heart defects in North West England, North Wales and Isle of Man. It became the first UK Centre of Excellence for Childhood Lupus in 2010.

Alder Hey is the first accredited Investing in Children hospital in the UK. It has a dedicated patient experience programme which includes the award winning Alder Hey Arts involving music therapy, dance programmes, storytelling and animation projects. It is also one of a few hospitals to have a Children and Young Person’s Forum.

Alder Hey opened a new hospital ‘Alder Hey in the Park’ in 2015. Europe’s first hospital in a park, the new facility provides a purpose-built, unique and world class healing environment for children and young people.

Alder Hey is supported by The Alder Hey Children’s Charity which aims to raise vital funds for lifesaving equipment, research projects and patient experience initiatives.

For more information visit www.alderhey.nhs.uk and www.alderheycharity.org


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For all media enquiries, please contact Eija Mäkirintala by emailing eija@altogame.com or calling 0451335845

Altogame´s virtual 3D platform transforms the way people innovate, collaborate and learn. It breaks down barriers, fades out hierarchy and bias providing a level playing field for creative problem solving and learning. Altogame´s current offering includes scenarios for brainstorming, for boosting agile/lean transformations, and for improving human interactions (e.g. in healthcare or customer service) through role-play training simulations. Altogame´s unique set of features is enabled by the in-house competencies in modern game technology and science based behavioural design.