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Polle robot courier tested in the food delivery services of Kustaankartano senior centre – mail and laundry delivery also possible

A robot courier that allows for automated food logistics between the Kustaankartano food centre and the senior centre is being tested in Helsinki. The purpose of the pilot carried out in co-operation between City of Helsinki Service Centre, City of Helsinki Social Services and Health Care Division and Forum Virium Helsinki is to make it easier to deliver meals to the senior centre’s wards.

Experimenting an autonomous robot courier with Smart Kalasatama residents

Place a meal order on your smartphone and get it delivered by a robot. Here we share what it’s like to experiment novel services in urban labs. 

Forum Virium Helsinki implements Helsinki’s data and climate strategy

Forum Virium Helsinki to step into the era of data utilisation.

Smart mobility belongs to everyone 2.0 follow-up report

Voice-controlled services, a mobility application tailored for children, real-time public transport capacity data and virtual route previews. Älyliikenne kuuluu kaikille 2.0 (Smart Mobility Belongs to Everyone 2.0) workshop was all about coming up with ideas to address the major mobility challenges of different people.

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Helsinki fared excellently in the 2020 Smart City comparison

Helsinki was ranked the world’s second best smart city and Finland was ranked Europe’s second most innovative country in the 2020 smart city comparison.

New co-creation guide for the social and health care sector published

Our new expert publication, From Need to Solution – A Co-Creation Guide for the Social and Health Care Sector, discusses ways in which co-creation can improve existing municipal services and create new ones.

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Happy Holidays!

With this video we want to thank all our partners, friends of innovation and the people of Helsinki for an eventful year. May the peace and joy of the holidays be with you throughout 2021!

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Smart Toilet Seats improved the well-being of older people in Helsinki

Assistive toilet seats and automatic bidet technology improved the well-being of the residents of Kustaankartano Senior Centre in pilot projects carried out this year in Helsinki.

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Take a gift to a robot and do good – a test robot is helping with holiday gift collection in Helsinki

In a pilot project coordinated by the innovation company Forum Virium, a robot moving about independently receives gifts for the Joulupuu holiday charity in Kansalaistori Square. At the same time, the robot is also collecting data on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous deliveries.

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Sensory room based on Smart Technology reduced depression and need for medication amongst people with memory disorders in Helsinki

A EU project carried out in Helsinki has shown promising results in the utilisation of smart technology to treat older people with memory disorders.