GASEL project 2014- 2016

Tailored Services for Elderly - Gamified remote service concept for promoting health of older people (GASEL)

The purpose of the GASEL-project is to create a multidisciplinary collaboration network, and to study and create requirement analysis for a novel wellbeing service concept, which is based on peer networking, and tailored, interactive guidance, in order to prevent marginalization and promote wellbeing of older people. A multidisciplinary research group is developing the service jointly with companies, who have expertise in developing technologies and media familiar to older people. GASEL wellbeing service includes elements such as

  • the target group is participating from the early design
  • the service is based on multidisciplinary research evidence and background material to be collected
  • the contents are designed taking into account the specific target group
  • the tailoring tools are designed based on physical activity and readiness for life style change (based on trans-theoretic change model)
  • the physical activity is measured objectively, and daily activity will be awarded in a gamified service platform.

The project supports research development and implementation of internet and mobile solutions and services for new business areas, for health and wellbeing of citizens, and amongst professionals of health and wellbeing. The utilization of remote e-services decreases the loading of the healthcare system. The project gives possibilities to make visions on future service business models and to respond to the quality and requirement analyses of the service system.

The project is mainly funded by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The project partners are University of Oulu, Oulu Deaconess Institute, City of Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, BelleGames Oy, BonWell Intelligence Oy, HappyWise Oy, IsComOy, Mawell Oy, ja Caritas foundation. International partners include Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center (Japan), Tohoku University (Japan), Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan), Estonian HealthTech, Luleå Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) ja The Department of Health, Social Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland).

See more on the actions and research activities of GASEL-project

Latest Research News in English here.

Some material from the Preliminary report:

GASEL Final Report is available here.


Contact information for the project

GASEL -project leader Prof. Raija Korpelainen

  • University of Oulu, Oulu Deaconess Institute
  • raija.korpelainen(at)

Vice leader Prof. Timo Jämsä

  • University of Oulu
  • timo.jamsa(at)

Project Manager Maarit Kangas 

  • University of Oulu
  • maarit.kangas(at)


Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT)/ Faculty of Medicine University of Oulu

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90014 University of Oulu

Viimeksi päivitetty: 18.6.2019