Tunnista RoboAI-ammattilainen

Kuinka hyvin tunnet sä RoboAI-ammattilaisen? Kuinka mahtava onkaan hän?
Tunnista RoboAI-ammattilainen esittelee joka viikko yhden rautaisen tiimiläisen. Kampanjan tarkoituksena on esitellä tiimin toimintaa, luoda yhteisöllisyyttä ja antaa työkavereille ja yhteistyökumppaneille mahdollisuus kehua toisiaan.

Anja Poberznik

A nature-loving people person with high work ethic

People are the best part of RoboAI team. Everyone is ready to share their knowledge without expecting anything in return. That’s amazing and it’s not like that everywhere, reminds Anja Poberznik, SAMK’s project researcher and Indego Exoskeleton Specialist. She infected her whole family with Finland mania before settling down to the land of her idol, Ville Valo.

Anja was born and raised in northern region of Slovenia. Already as a child she embraced her connection with nature and spent a lot of time playing outside with the boys of the neighbourhood. Her top school subjects were Slovenian grammar and geography.

– School was always a top priority in my life. My Dad taught me that education gives you possibilities in life, so I was very focused on that, she says.

HIM made her

When Anja was 14 years old, she discovered a Finnish rock band called HIM and that determined the course of her life to come. The music spoke to her and she became a serious fan of the band, and later also Finland. She had other fans as pen friends from all over the world and she opened a Finland lovers’ forum on the Internet.

– HIM is the reason I’m here in Pori today. When I discovered HIM is from Finland, I got really interested in Finnish culture and language and started learning Finnish phrases online, I also took some short Finnish courses later, Anja explains.

After graduating from high school in 2005, she started studying Slovakian language and literature, and general linguistics at the University of Ljubljana. But studying Slovakian didn’t put her off Finland: by then she had friends in Finland, and she visited them occasionally. In 2012, she moved to Finland for a year to work in Helsinki as an Au pair. The family was half Finnish and half Slovenian, and Anja took care of the family’s two kids.

– Living in Helsinki was a really nice experience for me, it was my first longer stay in Finland. I got many new friends in Helsinki and I travelled also in other cities. After that year I went back home and a bit later I realised I wanted to study something where I could help people, she remembers.

From couchsurfing to technology

Anja’s sister was diagnosed with MS and it made her consider studying something from the medical field. Physiotherapy was chosen as the best possibility and she applied to Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in 2014.

– Pori was very good to me from the start. I immediately connected with people here. I was very social and open as a student and my Polish flatmate became one of my best friends. We entered the international couchsurfing community in Pori and made lots of friends. We had weekly meetings and activities year around, she explains with enthusiasm.

Couchsurfing fit right into Anja’s core values: love of travelling, ecofriendly awareness and free exchange of experience and connection. Her studies proceeded well, and when it was time for the thesis, a friend Niina Kiintonen (Inberg) working for SAMK at the time suggested that Sari Merilampi might have something interesting to work on. And she sure did, Anja took on a thesis about using exoskeleton in rehabilitation. That was her first dive into technology. After her thesis presentation, she was offered a job in the RoboAI team in Sari’s Wellbeing Enhancing Technology Research Team.

– I started working just as the summer holiday started for everyone, so I felt a bit lost in the beginning. Santeri Saari helped me a lot and answered my questions. I was so excited about all the new things to learn and the possibilities, that I when Friday came, I was a bit sad having to wait until Monday to work again, laughs Anja. She appreciates the people and helpful atmosphere of the RoboAI team.

More hands-on, less multitasking

Right now, Anja is working as a project manager in the Baltsenior 2.0 project, takes part in other projects and coordinates cooperation with local physiotherapy and rehabilitation companies as a licenced Indego Exoskeleton Specialist. She admits sometimes missing the direct hands-on work of helping people, which was the primary purpose to get into physiotherapy. But using the exoskeleton with patients helps with that feeling.

– One of the best things about my job is to provide hands-on therapy for the patients with the help of technology. It’s uplifting to get concrete feedback from the patients, like their posture is better, they have less pain or that they can walk longer. It’s important to hear that from the end user to know that I’m doing my work well, Anja explains.

In the future, she is interested in teaching and mentoring students. She also hopes to multitask less.

 

Ensi viikolla pidetään vähän taukoa ja projektitutkija Santeri Saari esitellään viikolla 20! Kaikki julkaistut jutut kerätään tälle sivulle juttuarkistoon.

Project reseacher Anja Poberznik loves travelling.

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Kehu kollegaa -osiossa työkaverit ja yhteistyökumppanit pääsevät kehumaan toisiaan. Jos haluat antaa kehuja RoboAI-ammattilaiselle, laita sähköpostia osoitteeseen petra.orourke@samk.fi.

 

Mahtavaa seuraa erilaisissa työtehtävissä ja tauoilla ❤ Innostunut kehittämään ja kokeilemaan laitteita, joilla voisi taata kuntoutujille tehokkaampaa terapiaa! Tarkkana ja huolellisena ihmisenä pitää myös huolen, ettei muutkaan unohtele asioita 😊

Taina Jyräkoski

 

Anja, meidän exoskeleton ekspertti, on taitava ja monipuolinen työmyyrä, joka on aina valmiina käärimään hihat. Hän täydentää järjestelmällisyydellään tiimiä ja saa pidettyä langat käsissään. Anja on yhteishengen luoja ja häntä kiinnostaa myös työkavereiden hyvinvointi. Ihan huippu!

Sari Merilampi

 

Anja on aina ystävällinen ja valmis auttamaan, supernopea tiedon hakija! Anja hoitaa asiat 110% tarkkuudella 😊

Krista Toivonen

 

Anja on täsmällinen, tarkka ja samalla hämmästyttävän nopea kaikessa mitä hän tekee. Projektipäällikkönä Anja on empaattinen ja helposti lähestyttävä, ja hänellä pysyy langat käsissä haastavissakin tilanteissa. Anjalla on myös ideoita melkeinpä kaikkeen!

Santeri Saari

 

It is always a pleasure to work with Anja! She is always positive and open to new ideas. And always ready to help others!

Petteri Pulkkinen

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Petra O'Rourke
p. 044 710 3918
petra.orourke@samk.fi