Project: Virtual Reality

Our project is about virtual reality (VR) and its uses from the perspective of well-being. Our task is to find out what the current state of VR is and how it is recognized. The goal of this project is also to study the benefits of VR and map the needs for VR based solutions and what they could offer to working-age citizens. This is done by interviewing the students and the teachers of Karelia UAS and gathering ideas and research data by letting them test the VR glasses themselves. We will gather data from other fields also (health care, pharmacy, library). This project is going to be a great deal about going out there on the field and meeting people.

 

Kati Kantola

I am a 26-year-old Business Information Technology student at Karelia UAS. I am the project manager of this VR project, and I have the main responsibility to lead the project through successfully. My primary tasks are to phase the project, to assign and schedule the work tasks and to maintain the progress of the project. I also participate in making the artefacts used and needed in RUP (Rational Unified Process) which is the model we are using as a process framework in this project.

Ismo Havukainen

Greetings! My name is Ismo Havukainen and I'm a 27-year-old second year Business IT student at Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Computers and gym are my passions. My current project is about the virtual reality and its uses. I'm really excited about it. My tasks in this project are making a survey, analyzing the data and gaining more knowledge about VR. For more information about me, here is a link to my LinkedIn profile page. My video CV

Riku Kokkonen

I am 23 year-old and a second year business-IT student at Karelia University of Applied Sciences. My role in this project is on technical side with the research and its results. I will work also as project reviewer in this project. LinkedIn profile. My video CV


Jenni Hietaranta

I’m a 25-year-old Business Information Technology student at Karelia UAS and this is my second year studying it. In this project I’m in responsibility of documentation. You can find more information about my technical skills and education from my LinkedIn profile. My video CV


Jenni Vepsäläinen

I’m a 22-year-old, second year Business Information Technology student at Karelia University of Applied Sciences. In this project I’m also responsible of documentation. LinkedIn profile


Irina Halminen

I am the oldest one in the group, a 35-year-old second year student. The field is the same: Business and IT, and the school is also Karelia UAS. My role in this project is to be part of the technical team making the questionnaire and analyzing the results, but also to attend to drafting the mentioned artefacts. I work as a library manager so I also promised to test the VR glasses with my staff and record the results in our field.

Check out my LinkedIn profile.