Altogame helps health care in Britain
Finnish-British startup Altogame has formed a collaboration partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool, UK.
The co-operation happens through the Health Innovation Exchange project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The purpose is to pilot Altogame’s social game platform within the Trust, using applied games and simulations to improve collaboration and innovation and to train people more efficiently. The applicability to enhance young people’s mental health is included in the trial.
On Altogame’s virtual multiplayer simulations, users can safely practice complex real-life situations through real-time role-play. These situations can include difficult conversations with patients or teamwork in an operating theatre. This enables training healthcare professionals without the need to disrupt their clinical commitments.
“We feel honoured 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,” says CEO Eija Mäkirintala. “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.”
The Health Innovation Exchange project is receiving up to 3.5 million pounds of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014–2020.