Ms. Lena Karjaluoto, MSc, iMBA, is the Executive Vice President at company HUR in Finland and has many years of experience in the healthcare technology field.
HUR has more than 10 000 installations in rehab clinics and senior- and nursing homes all over the world.
Developed as the result of a research project at the University of Technology, Helsinki in 1989, the company has maintained close ties with the research community ever since. The latest findings are incorporated into both products and software - to be able to offer the best solutions possible for preventive, rehabilitative and maintaining training.
Ms. Karjaluoto has been actively part of the research team at WELMED LABs,
Health Science Unit, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Finland.
WELMED is a test laboratory for assessment of physical functions and balance.
The measurements are made with HUR muscle strength and HUR Labs balance
Testing and evaluating the strength and functional abilities is of paramount importance when exercising the elderly in a successful way. Functional evaluation and proper treatment will enhance the ability for senior citizens to live an independent life. The presentation focuses on functional evaluation as well as the practical solutions for senior people with help of case studies from Finland.
The concept has been successfully used in Japan since end of 90’, when the ageing population exploded rapidly in Japan. Recent new project in Asian countries is the GymTonic concept in Singapore www.gymtonic.com , where many nursing homes and daycare centers now use the concept for giving the elderly the strength day need, for the life they deserve.