MobiDent – Mobile Application for Elderly Home Care in the Context of Oral Health Promotion, created at Metropolia by the Degree Programme in Oral Hygiene, has been selected among the top 25 innovations in the Nordic Independent Living Challenge competition. MobiDent is a mobile application promoting the oral health of home care patients. You can find more information on the application here.
The content of the MobiDent prototype has been developed by Metropolia oral hygiene students during their thesis processes and innovation projects under the supervision of Hannu Lampi, Principal Lecturer, and Teija Rautiola, Senior Lecturer. The technical application was designed by a student of Media Technology under the supervision of Jaana Holvikivi, Principal Lecturer. The thesis was accepted in spring 2015.
Oral health is an essential part of well-being
MobiDent was created to respond to the challenges of health and well-being caused by global demographical changes. For the elderly, there is a strong connection among oral health, general health and quality of life. Future challenges include promoting the oral health of the elderly and developing service structure through health technology innovations.
A good quality of life for the elderly requires that experts in health care and social services cooperate more closely than before with experts in various fields. It is both a goal and a challenge that the elderly are able to live independently at home. MobiDent helps achieve this goal, because oral health plays an important role in well-being. As a simple and user-friendly mobile application, MobiDent helps family caregivers and home health care workers to succeed in their patients’ oral health care.
Hannu Lampi and Teija Rautiola are in the process of developing MobiDent into a commercial product with the expert help of the lecturers at Metropolia Degree Programme in Oral Hygiene and Electria (applied electronics research and development unit).
Refining ideas until summer 2016
25 Nordic proposals have been selected to the current stage of the competition. Four of these proposals, MobiDent among them, were selected from Finland. You can find information on all 25 proposals here. Five proposals will be invited to the final stage. The competition will end in summer 2016.
The process description of The Nordic Independent Challenge.
Senior lecturer Teija Rautiola
Principal lecturer Hannu Lampi