Through Kuopio Health, you can reach a wide group of experts from the University of Eastern Finland, the Kuopio University Hospital, the City of Kuopio and the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. In addition to top know-how, you will get access to research laboratories with their equipment.
- We test and pilot health and well-being technologies in authentic and simulated health-care environments.
- We assess a product’s suitability for health care purposes and offer the skills of our experts to support product development.
- We can improve the product development process to save time and money spent on product development.
- We enable the implementation of more challenging projects and research through wide-scale cooperation.
- We promote the research needs of our partners.
- We simulate and assess the suitability and cost-effectiveness of new operating methods and services.
Kuopio Health’s extensive networks enable a more flexible market entry for companies.
The Kuopio Living Lab is a product development and testing service concept developed by three expert organisations: the Kuopio University Hospital, the City of Kuopio and the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. We serve companies in the health and well-being technology sector in the different stages of product development, from idea to market entry. The first stage of our service path is the idea stage, where we help you to discern the different stages of product development and clarify your objective with the help of an expert assessment. For companies deeper into product development, we offer different testing and research services to help to determined the suitability of the product and/or service for the health and well-being sector. Our tests are always conducted in authentic customer/expert environments.
We provide expert assessments of suitability and usability tailored to your needs. The assessments last a few hours, so you will get information quickly and easily!
- Usability assessment
- Content assessment
- Suitability assessment
Service duration: 1–3 hours
We provide different kinds of workshops with the customer or expert composition that meets your requirements. The experts involved may come, for instance, from the fields of technology, health care, business economy or design.
Service duration: 2–4 hours
Your product/service will be tested in a suitable environment for a longer period of time to test and asses the usability and suitability of your product for specific user groups. You will receive feedback from real end-users to ensure that your product/service meets a genuine customer need. You will receive written test feedback that you can use to ensure that your product development progresses in the right direction.
Service duration: from a week to several months
Please contact us by filling in the contact form. We well get in touch with you within a week.
Further information on the Living Lab services:
EMC test laboratory
The EMC test lab of the Savonia University of Applied Sciences provides services for equipment and product manufacturers by running the required EMC tests on the customer’s product.
The scope of our tests is wide, covering, for example, the following product groups:
- Medical equipment
- Industrial equipment
- Domestic appliances
- Measuring devices
- Small vehicles and vehicle electric assemblies
- And other product groups, customer-specific requirements and special applications (e.g. military)
We have been testing, e.g. medical equipment for almost 20 years. As the testing requirements get stricter, we are now in the process of updating our test equipment to conform to the strictest requirements of the latest IEC/EN 60601-1-2 ed. 4.0 standard concerning medical equipment.
At the same time, we will accredit the aforementioned product family standard pertaining to medical equipment, after which we will be able to provide a full EMC test service to medical equipment manufacturers. In addition to testing, we can also help with the specification of the customer’s product requirements and drawing up a test plan already at the early stages of the product development project.
You should contact the EMC lab as soon as:
- The development project of a new product is about to begin
- The technological upgrading of an old product is about to begin
- The upgrading of an old product to conform to the requirements of the latest IEC/EN 60601-1-2 (ed. 4.0) standard becomes topical
Further information regarding the EMC laboratory services:
Ruokalaakso is an open multidisciplinary network aimed at developing the food industry and based on solid know-how.
Our task is to bring together expertise, requirements and know-how. Ruokalaakso’s actors can help food industry actors in innovative product development and in discovering global potential.
You can find more information regarding Ruokalaakso’s offering on the Ruokalaakso website.
Further information on Ruokalaakso:
Other testing and piloting environments
Kuopio Health offers a comprehensive health, well-being and nutritional testing and piloting platform as well as a research laboratory and equipment environment under the same offering. Kuopio Health makes the high-tech labs, equipment and methods of actors from different sectors better and more openly available.
Our research, technology and business development experts and students complement the know-how of the company’s team members and support the company during the different stages of product and service development. We offer the top know-how and equipment infrastructure of the University of Eastern Finland in the fields of biomaterials, material technology and imaging (SibLabs). Thanks to the AIV institute’s imaging infrastructure (MRI, CT, SPECT, PET), our offering is extended to cutting-edge biomedical applications, also enabling multimodality imaging technologies.
The University of Eastern Finland also has Genomics, Metabolomics and Bioinformatics Centres the services of which will be offered via the Kuopio Health network.
Further information regarding SibLabs: