The goal was to develop the first version of the Kymenlaakso virtual hospital, Kotkansaari virtual model, and scenarios as teaching aids.

The project has ended.


The Virtual Hospital Environment 1.0 project aimed to develop the first version of the Kymenlaakso virtual hospital and a virtual model of the Kotkansaari city area. In addition, virtual scenarios were developed that can be used as teaching aids and to train the use of different devices that aren’t necessarily in daily use.

The first steps towards that goal were implemented by modeling the hospital arrival process and by bringing the first virtual functionalities to the model of the new hospital extension. Kotka central hospital and the geographically relevant routes to the Kotkansaari area were modeled as part of the project. The models also included some chosen interiors of the hospital.

The project also aimed to continue in part the work done in the Virtual Kantasatama -project. Specifically, to update the upcoming Xamk campus and Satama Arena virtual models as needed.

The development happened in most part with the Unreal Engine game engine, using the “Virrake” platform developed by Xamk. Further development of the Virrake platform was also an essential part of the process needed to accomplish the goals of the project. This development happened in cooperation with the “Oppiva Rakentaminen” project.



  • Modeling the roads and environment of Kotkansaari
  • Modeling the Kymenlaakso central hospital roads and environment
  • Modeling the hospital interiors (also updates to Xamk campus and Satama Arena)
  • Scenarios for the virtual models



  • A virtual model of the Kymenlaakso central hospital, Kotkansaari city-area, including the relevant roads, buildiungs and environments. The model is as close to the real city environment as possible. The model can be used in different future developments.
  • The hospital interiors are integrated into the exterior model. The interior and the exterior together create a full virtual hospital environment as a whole.
  • Interactive virtual environment whole, which utilizes the Virrake-platform and the Unreal Engine game engine. The digital environment provides near-limitless possibilities to create more content and features to support further healthcare and city development.


Project funded by REACT-EU European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Union’s actions due to the covid-19-pandemic.

More information

Project Manager
Toni Hannula
050 471 1155

Software Developer
Riku Heino
050 471 0244


Virtual Hospital Environment 1.0

1 March 2022 – 31 October 2023

Project partners

Lead partner: Kaakkois-Suomen Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy, Xamk

Focus areas: Digital economy


Total budget: € 177 604

XAMK part of the total budget: € 53 281

Financiers and main source of funding: EAKR - Euroopan aluekehitysrahasto

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