Help, advice and action for residents

Help, advice and action for residents

In cooperation with the WSG, the University of Siegen is exploring residential and commercial buildings. Siedlungs-GmbH and WohnBund-Beratung NRW GmbH, the potential of new media for residential districts. Together with the tenants of a WSG quarter in Dortmund, new IT-supported possibilities are being researched and designed with the aim of social participation, self-determination and independence for older tenants, but also community-building aspects for all residents of the quarter. Above all, but not only for older people, opportunities are to be…

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TOPIC – The Online Platform For Informal Caregivers

TOPIC – The Online Platform For Informal Caregivers

Motivation When someone becomes beyond recovery with diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia or sclerosis, the caretaking is often done by his or her relatives. Due to demographic change, it is likely that the proportion of elderly informal caregivers will rise in the future. For many of the (mostly unskilled) caregivers domestic care quickly becomes more challenging than a full-time job and goes along with physical, mental and emotional stress. Objectives and approach The European project TOPIC aims to obtain a profound…

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Cognitive Village/Vernetztes Dorf

Cognitive Village/Vernetztes Dorf

The Cooperative project aims at the goal to connect learning and mobile technical solutions with existing individual living structures of older people and their social network (Cognitive Village). They should help the older people to an easier access to support in their local environment, so that they can still live autonomous to a great extent in spite of mental and physical deficits. These solutions should be kept simple to increase the technical, economic and political chance of realization. The perspective…

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MobiAssist – Mobilisierungs-Assistent für Demenz-Patienten

MobiAssist – Mobilisierungs-Assistent für Demenz-Patienten

A dementia is not only associated with a decrease in mental performance (especially memory), but also with a decrease in physical activity and physical abilities. The physical and psychological resources of caregivers are particularly strained in this situation. The aim of the MobiAssist project is therefore to increase the physical activity of patients and caregivers in order to improve their physical and mental abilities and, in a further step, to relieve the burden on caregivers. An ICT-based mobility assistance system…

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Social Display

Social Display

The project Social Display  comprises the design of a large format screen for stationary facilities in elderly care. In this project innovative forms of communication, information and conversation are being researched and developed that support the participation of the elderly in society. The application of design methods that are oriented towards participation and that are based on qualitative-empirical research allow for a practice-based inquiry and address actual needs with the help of innovative information and communication technologies. The project addresses…

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AMi

AMi

The cooperation project AMi was originated to considerably improve the living conditions of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers at home or at stationary facilities. By way of user-oriented design methods a practical tracking system based on GPS was created and adapted to fit the needs of the target group.

FoSIBLE

FoSIBLE

The FoSIBLE project – Fostering Social Interaction for the Well-Being of the Elderly – aims at research and development of new media for enabling more participation and quality of life for elderly people. By fostering social interaction of elderly people by means of innovative ICT the project wishes to contribute to improvements of the home living situation and to provide more quality of life, social embeddedness and independence in advanced age. FoSIBLE project partners come from Germany, France, and Austria….

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iStoppFalls

iStoppFalls

The aim of iStoppFalls is to develop and implement ICT based technologies which can be easily integrated in daily life practices of older people living at home, and which allow for exercise training and fall risk assessment based on discrete measuring technologies and adaptive assistance functions. The Senior Mobility Monitor (SMM) will continuously monitor mobility in daily life and will provide quantitative information on frequency, duration and type of mobility activities and qualitative information on balance function and muscle power….

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Sehr Mobil

Sehr Mobil

Mobility platform for the Siegen-Wittgenstein district Each generation has its own mobility needs. But across all generations, unrestricted individual mobility is crucial for social exchange and participation. Maintaining mobility also has a significant impact on the quality of life of older people. In the model region of Siegen-Wittgenstein, we will develop an Internet-based, generation-compatible mobility platform. This is intended to draw attention to mobility and service offers and to the willingness to help on site. At the same time, the…

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My-AHA – Mein aktives und gesundes Altern

My-AHA – Mein aktives und gesundes Altern

The project “my-AHA – My active and healthy aging” serves the development of improvement of early detection as well as risk limitation of physical and cognitive impairments, depression and falls within older ages, which are performed with the help of different technologies within people’s own households. To investigate the use of these technologies, it is planned to integrate modern, diverse and discrete technologies over a period of 2 to 3 month within everyday life. The devices enable us, depending on…

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