Health technology is part of the social and health care of the future, and a prerequisite for society to be able to maintain the health care system. In Arcada Health Tech Hub, we create a unique Swedish-language knowledge centre in the capital region with a focus on digital solutions for rehabilitation.
Major investments are being made to digitize social and health care in Finland. Health technology enables an effective way to meet the needs of different target groups for training in physical and cognitive function and is a prerequisite for society to be able to maintain the health care system in the future. This places new demands on staff in social and health care, and we must ensure that students and professional experts have the skills and confidence to use health technology in their work.
Therefore, we now want to create a learning and research environment at Arcada where health technology is developed and used as support in rehabilitation and function-promoting work. With the help of digital solutions, we create an innovative and inclusive learning environment that supports students' learning in a contemporary way and increases the understanding of functional variations and an accessible society.
New aids for rehabilitation
Arcada Health Tech Hub will be a unique meeting place for students, professional occupational therapists and physiotherapists, researchers and companies that develop technological solutions for social and health care. The environment puts the end user in focus and the development of new health technology solutions is done together with them.
Our new accessible and inspiring learning environment consists of a health technology gym and a simulation room that enables simulation of function and a new way of offering rehabilitation with the help of health technology.
With modern health technology, we can prepare our students for the coming working life and the challenges in social and health care. Arcada is the only university of applied sciensen in Finland that educate Swedish staff in rehabilitation. Come and ensure that high-quality and up-to-date rehabilitation and care are offered in Swedish in Finland now and in the future!
The technology in the room enables simulation of different functional variations, new and up-to-date ways of offering rehabilitation and training of cognitive and physical function.
The simulations prepare students for the coming working life and increase understanding of functional variations.
Enables new research openings in virtual reality and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Smart rehab gym:
Enables training for rehabilitation purposes and to maintain health, monitoring the user's progress and collecting Big data related to training.
Opens new possibilities for research on training and rehabilitation relevant for the social and health care sector.
Identifies exercise trends and makes it possible to create health-promoting action plans.