Icory project consortium is building a next-generation patient-centric digital solution for orthopaedic and paediatric surgery care. We are a multidisciplinary group of experts, creators and visionaries from Finland-based companies, hospitals, universities and research organizations, with global connections and aspirations, inspired to creatively apply and combine modern digital communication technologies, artificial intelligence, and robotics to take surgery care pathways to the next level.
Through an experience-centric co-design approach and design thinking, we make an empathic understanding of the needs and values of the patients, their families, and the healthcare professionals the basis for the iterative development of the Icory solution. We use this understanding and digital technologies to transform all stages of patient journeys, from preparation at home, through surgery and recovery at hospital, to further recovery and rehabilitation at home. While there are no magic tricks to eliminate the feelings of anxiety, fear, and pain associated with surgeries, through gamification, robotics, and creative combination of digital and face-to-face communication, patient journeys can become playful and motivating stories in which positive experiences balance and alleviate both mental and physical stress of the situation, for children and adult patients alike. The ICory solution also tackles the current challenges of hospitals in efficient communication with patients and their families, facilitating continuous feedback, data collection, and artificial intelligence as a basis for managing and improving the surgery care process.
Business models and internationalization are an essential part of the project from the start. Business model building and cooperation with international partners takes place at all stages of creating the ICory solution.
We are a multidisciplinary group of experts, creators and visionaries from Finland-based companies, hospitals, universities and research organizations, with global connections and aspirations. Funded by Business Finland, we are creatively applying and combining modern digital communication technologies, artificial intelligence, and robotics to take digitally transform surgery care pathways and patient journeys.