Healthy Boost

Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region – Boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and well-being in the cities

Healthy Boost is a project about cross-sectoral cooperation within cities and between city administrations, city residents and SMEs and other relevant stakeholders. The project is funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Together with 14 partners from seven different countries, it seeks methods and tools to do cross-sectoral cooperation better for more holistic approach to health promotion.

Here you can find information regarding the project news, materials and partners.

Healthy Boost news

Jelgava Local Municipality has finished its pilot activities within Healthy Boost project

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 11:16

Pilot activities included cooperation with nutritionist who evaluated existing recipes in two pilot schools and proposed new menus for 5 days in each season – autumn, winter, spring. Nutritionist was also involved in giving lectures regarding healthy eating habits and masterclasses for school chefs and pupils of the grade 1 to 4. Only autumn season activities were possible to organize in schools, winter and spring season pupils studied remotely and also cooking took place in their own kitchens together with parents.

Outdoor gyms invite you to exercise through a new app in Tartu

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 14:24

The smartphone app shows outdoor gym locations and their exercise equipment in Tartu and also offers video tips on how to exercise using the most popular equipment.

This new smartphone app has been developed as part of the Healthy Boost cooperation project, one of whose aims is to apply virtual reality and augmented reality for the promotion of healthy activities. The app uses augmented reality to offer a truly fresh user experience.

3D-model of the Puotila sports track in Helsinki.

Healthy Boost and Augmented Reality in Puotila, Helsinki

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:04

As a part of our Healthy Boost pilot project, we tested some augmented reality (AR) tools as a part of marketing of the City's participatory budgeting OmaStadi. The webAR-based 3D model of the Puotilankenttä playing field in the Eastern part of the City illustrates the improvements voted to the execution by the city residents. 

Healthy Boost pilots with a XR Twist

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:42

One of the goals of Healthy Boost pilot projects was to incorporate XR (Extended Reality) technologies into the city pilot´s health promotion actions. What kind of process it has been for the project team members, especially municipal representatives that are rather experts of their own cross-sectoral fields, than specialists of these new technologies?