The Kalasatama Wellbeing pilot programme involved developing new digital solutions that support urban wellbeing in collaboration with residents, Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre and business partners.
The project sought solutions to pilot and develop with partners that could also be scaled up from Kalasatama to be used elsewhere in Helsinki in the future. The target groups of these pilots included the residents of Kalasatama, the customers of shopping centre REDI and health care professionals and clients.
5 digital wellbeing services in agile pilots
The project sought solutions to test in agile pilots through an open call for tenders. From among the proposals received, the programme’s expert jury selected a total of five digital services focusing on nutrition and wellbeing, in particular stress management, to participate in agile piloting sprints. The solutions selected for the pilots were:
- The mobile image-based food diary MealLogger, which utilises machine learning to provide AI-assisted nutritional guidance.
- The food purchasing service Miils, which provides nutritional information and guides users towards a healthy diet.
- Auntie, a mental wellbeing service that utilises artificial intelligence in its remote therapy chatbot service and seeks modern, low-threshold methods to support people’s wellbeing.
- Moodmetric, a measuring service that supports stress management and helps avoid overloading.
- MelloVR, virtual reality trips that can reduce stress and help users relax.
The Kalasatama Wellbeing pilot programme offered SMEs and start-ups an opportunity to develop solutions together with users and partner companies in an authentic urban environment. The pilot programme’s partners were the Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre, the SRV Group, Kesko Corporation and CGI Suomi Oy
The pilots were part of the Co-Designing Wellbeing project, where wellbeing services that can improve wellbeing and health are piloted in collaboration with Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre and partner companies. The one-year project was headed by Forum Virium Helsinki, with Laurea University of Applied Sciences serving as a research and development partner. The project was funded by the Regional Innovations and Experiments funding of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.