Intelligent Customer-driven Solution for Orthopedic and Pediatric Surgery Care (ICory): Final Report

Hilkka Liedes, Timo Koivumäki, Pekka Lahdenne, Ari-Pekka Puhto, Peter Gréen, Timo Kupsa, Markus Lind

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This report summarizes main activities and achieved results of the ICory project, a co-innovation project funded by Business Finland and carried out during 2018-2021. ICory aimed at 1) co-creating an intelligent patient-centric digital solution for orthopedic and pediatric surgery care journeys; 2) assessing impact of the developed solution from both medical, patient, and business perspectives; 3) and developing ecosystemic business model for speeding up companies’ access to the international market. In ICory, the patient journey solutions were co-developed together with researchers, hospitals, and companies; effectiveness of the solutions were evaluated in two randomized controlled trials in Finland; Rehaboo! Exercise Game is being evaluated in a RCT in Singapore; a medicine delivery robot was developed and tested; research on business models was conducted; collaboration with three hospitals in Singapore and one Australian University was built. Results of the studies have been published in 27 scientific journal and conferences articles, and 2 doctoral dissertations were done during the project. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected functioning of the participating hospitals, delaying recruitment of patients and progression of the RCT studies. Analysis of the RCT data has started and the results will be published in several scientific articles after the project.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2022
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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SeriesVTT Research Report


  • business models
  • co-development
  • co-innovation
  • digital health services
  • health technology
  • internationalization
  • orthopedic surgery
  • patient journey
  • pediatric surgery
  • robotics


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