The future of hospitals is made in Kirkenes smart hospital in Norway which uses Haltian Empathic Building digital twin to follow space utilization and air quality.
How many offices and desks are needed, which spaces are used most often and how to create the best possible patient care and employee wellbeing in a hospital? These are the questions modern hospitals struggle with all the time. To tackle these issues, a brand-new Hospital site in Kirkenes, Norway has taken a smart building digital twin into use, to follow the use of space and monitor the environmental condition of the hospital like air quality. Read how Kirkenes and Haltian Empathic Building are building the future hospital.
Empathic Building digital twin makes a smart hospital
When a new hospital was built in Kirkenes, Norway it was clear that the modern hospital would utilize the latest technologies not only in patient care but also in employee experience and facility management. Therefore, taking Haltian Empathic Building digital twin into use was not a hard choice for Kirkenes hospital.
“We wanted to know how the building was used and what the air quality was like in real-time. Also, offering the best possible employee experience for our staff is a high priority for us, so the end-user experience played a big factor here”.
Haltian Empathic Building is a complete and end-to-end smart building solution that combines technology, culture and physical space into one. The solution includes a digital twin of the building, where people can see useful information to make their everyday tasks easier. In addition to Kirkenes, the solution is also in use in several other hospital campuses in Norway.
Quick visibility to office usage and booking
In most hospitals, office space and meeting rooms are always scarce, but they are not constantly used as people do different kinds of tasks throughout the day. Kirkenes hospital wanted to use their spaces as efficiently as possible as well as have real-time utilization and environment data over their building.
With Empathic Building smart hospital, the hospital staff has easy visibility to free rooms and offices from the same interface.
Efficient air quality monitoring
Air quality is extremely important in any building, but perhaps particularly important in a hospital environment. To get both real-time data over the air quality of different places, as well to get data air quality monitoring devices were installed to Kirkenes, using Thingsee AIR internet of thing wireless devices that measure CO2 levels, TVOC and temperature. Now, from the Empathic Building digital twin, the real-time air quality with just one click and access the data gathered by the sensors.