Research Field

Quality of Life for the Elderly

Research Field

The aging of the european population represents a major social challenge. It is necessary to find innovative ways to guarantee elderly people a life in good quality, when they need suppport and care.

Research in the field of Aging Issues aims at the developement of new concepts for healthcare and social care services for the elderly. It focusses on technical solutions in the field of assistant technologies and ICT (especially e-health), systems for diagnosis, telemonitoring and prevention. There is also research with focus on the optimization of care systems, including the use of community resources.

Aging Issues is an interdisciplinary field of research, combining the scientific competences of the research centers in Linz and Hagenberg: socio-economic know-how in the areas of social and health care management, technical know-how in the field of medical technology and medical informatics. Basic research and application-oriented development complement each other.

 

Assistive Technology Lab

For the development of demand-oriented human-computer systems, special software engineering methods and tools are needed. The research group designs and develops adaptive and assistive systems, considering specific personal limitations (e.g. by age or disability) and requirements (e.g. in work life).

 

Integrated Care - e-Health

Modern healthcare systems require IT-support of integrated care (e-health) as well as the technical and semantic interoperability (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - IHE). In addition to the technical implementation this group is also researching health care processes and care management.


2018
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, G. Fitzpatrick, K. Miesenberger - Key factors in the engineering process for systems for aging in place contributing to low usability and success - Journal of Enabling Technologies,… more
2018
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, M. Garschall - Supporting the Development of Assistive Systems for Older People - Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference,… more
2018
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, M. Garschall, K. Neureiter, P. Panek, Ö. Subasi - Future Perspectives for Aging Well: AAL Tools, Products, Services - Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 16th International… more
2018
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter - Review of Telecare Technologies for Older People - Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 16th International Conference, ICCHP 2018, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2018,… more
2018
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, K. Neureiter, M. Garschall - User-Centered Design in AAL - Universal Access in the Information Society, 2018, pp. 11 more
2018
C. Kollewe - Aktiv im Alter? Wie Ambient Assisted Living das Alltagsleben älterer und alter Menschen beeinflusst - Dr. med Mabuse, 2018, pp. 26-29 more
2018
K. Trieb, A. Meryk, S. Senck, E. Naismith, B. Grubeck-Loebenstein - Immunological and morphological analysis of heterotopic ossification differs to healthy controls - BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol.… more
2018
C. Kollewe - TechnoCare: Die Rolle assistiver Technologien in der Organisation von Care für ältere und alte Menschen. - Fachzeitschrift für Geriatrische und Gerontologische Pflege, 2018, pp. 29-33 more
2017
H. C. Leindecker - Healthy buildings and klimaaktiv declaration - Proceedings FFH 2017, Krems, Austria, 2017, pp. 447-453 more
2017
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, G. Fitzpatrick - Issues in the Development of AAL Systems: What Experts Think - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive… more
2017
C. Kollewe - (In)activities of daily life – categorizing and shaping the daily life of elderly people using technologies of ambient assisted living in Care and Things, 2017, pp. 91-127 more
2017
C. Grünloh, J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, B. Kane, E. Lee, T. Lind, J. Moll, H. Rexhepi, I. Scandurra - Using Critical Incidents in Workshops to Inform eHealth Design - Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT… more
2017
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, G. Fitzpatrick - The Development of Assistive Systems to Support Older People: Issues that Affect Success in Practice - Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-21 more
2016
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, G. Fitzpatrick - Problems encountered in the development of AAL solutions - AAL Forum 2016, St Gallen, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 18 more
2016
O. Krauss, M. Angermaier, E. Helm - Multidisciplinary Team Meetings-A Literature Based Process Analysis - Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, Porto, Portugal, 2016, pp. 115-129 more
2016
M. Garschall, K. Neureiter, J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, D. Bertel, D. Krainer, C. Moser - Investigating user-centered design practices in Austrian AAL projects - Innovative solutions for an aging society,… more
2016
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, G. Fitzpatrick - Why do few assistive technology systems make it to market? - Universal Access in the Information Society, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2016, pp. 755-773 more
2015
E. Helm, F. Paster - First Steps Towards Process Mining in Distributed Health Information Systems - Proceedings 9th conference for Austrian universities of applied sciences, Hagenberg, Austria, 2015, pp.… more
2015
E. Helm, F. Paster - First Steps Towards Process Mining in Distributed Health Information Systems - International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2015, pp. 137-142 more
2015
S. Senck, B. Plank, J. Kastner, F. Ramadani, K. Trieb, S. Hofstaetter - Visualization of local cortical defects in Charcot foot using microcomputed tomography - The orthopaedist, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2015,… more
2015
A. Schuler, B. Franz, O. Krauss - A Comparison of Data Traffic in Standardized Personal Health Monitoring Solutions - Proceedings 9th conference for Austrian universities of applied sciences, Hagenberg,… more
2015
B. Franz, A. Schuler, O. Krauss - Applying FHIR in an Integrated Health Monitoring System - European Journal for Biomedical Informatics, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2015 more
2015
A. Schuler, B. Franz, O. Krauss - A Comparison of Data Traffic in Standardized Personal Health Monitoring Solutions - International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2015 more
2015
B. Nöbauer - Young people in jobs of geriatric care - Impulse, Vol. 2015, No. 1, 2015, pp. 5-6 more
2014
M. Lehner - Gesundheitskontrolle leicht gemacht - oöinitiativ, 2014, pp. 14-15 more
2014
H. C. Leindecker, S. Luger - Thermal comfort and occupant satisfaction in the residential home for the elderly - 16th International FM & REM Congress Kufstein, Kufstein, Austria, 2014 more
2014
T. Rumetshofer, T. Haslwanter, M. Lehner - Internet database for assistive technologies - Internet Database for Assistive Technologies, Linz, Austria, 2014, pp. 125-127 more
2014
A. Schuler - Regelbasierte Generierung von Benutzerschnittstellen für Mobile Anwendungsplattformen in Gesundheitswesen im Wandel - nationale und internationale Perspektiven (Editors: Erwin Gollner, Magdalena… more
2014
K. Auinger, J. Kriegel - Optimized informal care in the AAL sector through the usage of a personal virtual assistant - Proceedings of the 7th German AAL Conference (AAL Kongress 2014), Berlin, Germany,… more
2014
K. Auinger, J. Kriegel - Requirements of an avatar-based assistive system for self and informal care - Proceedings FFH 2014, Kufstein, Austria, 2014, pp. 170-174 more
2014
K. Auinger, J. Kriegel - e-Health for Homecare - Multinational requirements engineering for informal care using a pull strategy - Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2014, Paderborn,… more
2014
B. Nöbauer - The "Koordination für Betreuung und Pflege" in Upper Austria - Journal , Vol. 1, No. 2014, 2014 more
2013
B. Franz, A. Schuler, E. Helm - Analysis of Clinical Documents to Enable Semantic Interoperability - Database and Expert Systems Applications, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013, pp. 466-473 more
2013
K. Auinger, J. Kriegel - Identifikation von Nutzeranforderungen durch Kreativtechniken am Beispiel des europäischen AAL Projekts DALIA in e-Health 2014 – Informationstechnologien und Telematik im Gesundheitswesen… more
2013
J. D. Hallewell Haslwanter, G. Fitzpatrick - The Development of a sensor-based System for older People - HCI 2013 - The Internet of Things, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and… more
2013
M. Buchmayr, W. Kurschl - Semantic Data Enrichment in AAL Environments - Computer Aided Systems Theory (Eurocast 2013), Las Palmas, Spain, 2013 more
2013
M. Buchmayr, W. Kurschl, J. Küng - Customized Situation Verification in Ambient Assisted Living Environments - Proc. of the 4th Int. Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2013), Dublin, Ireland,… more
2013
B. Franz, M. Buchmayr, A. Schuler, W. Kurschl - Context-enriched personal health monitoring - 6th German AAL Congress, Berlin, Germany, 2013, pp. 1-7 more
2013
A. Schuler, B. Franz - Rule-Based Generation of Mobile User Interfaces - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG 2013), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA,… more
2013
M. Lehner, H. Mayr - Telemedizin - ÖKZ Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen, 2013, pp. 14-15 more
2013
R. Kränzl-Nagl, H. Maun - Kundenbefragungen als Seismograf für das Personalmanagement: Herausforderungen, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen in Personalmanagement in der Altenbetreuung (Contributions to Book:… more
2013
B. Nöbauer, H. Maun - planning for the elderly population - Kontraste, Vol. 8, No. 8, 2013, pp. 34-48 more
2013
R. Kränzl-Nagl, B. Nußbaumer - Österreich: Erstmals bundesweite Erhebung zu Hospiz & Palliative Care in Alten- und Pflegeheimen - ZS Bundes-Hospiz-Anzeiger, Deutscher Hospiz- und Palliativverband ,… more
2012
M. Buchmayr, W. Kurschl, J. Küng - A rule based approach for mapping sensor data to ontological models in AAL environments - 3rd International Workshop on Conceptual Modelling of Services (CMS 2012),… more
2012
M. Tschernuth, M. Lettner, M. Buchmayr, M. Tschernuth - A combined approach for feature driven user interface prototyping - Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), Lugano,… more
2012
B. Nöbauer, H. Maun - Elderly people - Report, FH OÖ Fakultät für Gesundheit und Soziales Linz, Austria, 2012 more
2012
B. Nöbauer, D. Wetzelhütter - Pflege-Entlastungsdienst Steyr-Land - Report, FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, Austria, 2012 more
2012
R. Kränzl-Nagl, B. Nußbaumer - Integration of Hospice & Palliative Care? - Lebenswelt Heim, 2012, pp. 16-18 more
2012
B. Franz - Perservation of semantics in the exchange of electronic health data to support integrated care of elderly people - Proceedings Congress Integrated Care 2012, Linz, Austria, 2012 more
2012
H. Mayr, B. Franz - e-Health – IT basis for integrated care: technological opportunities and risks - Proceedings Congress Integrated Care 2012, Linz, Austria, 2012 more
2012
B. Franz - Report of the IHIC 2012 in Vienna - HL7 Mitteilungen, 2012 more
2011
P. Brandl - Altes optimieren, Neues gestalten - Sozialwirtschaft, Vol. 2011, No. 3, 2011, pp. 12-15 more
2011
M. Lehner - Angst vor e-Health? - Ärztewoche, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2011, pp. 28 more
2011
H. Mayr, J. Altmann - e-Health - The IT-Basis for Integrated Healthcare - Wagner Verlag, 2011, pp. 170 more
2011
M. Lehner - Integrierte Versorgung braucht IT-Unterstützung - Ärztewoche, Vol. 2011, No. 36, 2011, pp. 26 more
2011
M. Strasser, F. Pfeifer, E. Helm, A. Schuler, J. Altmann - Defining and reconstructing clinical processes based on IHE and BPMN 2.0 - User Centered Networked Health Care, Oslo, Norway, 2011 more
2011
M. Strasser, F. Pfeifer, E. Helm, A. Schuler, J. Altmann - Reconstruction of clinical workflows based on the IHE Integration Profile "Cross-Enterprise Document Workflow" - Proceedings of the 23rd… more
2011
G. Zwettler, W. Backfrieder, R. Pichler - Gyrus and Sulcus Modelling Utilizing a Generic Topography Analysis Strategy for Processing Arbitrarily Oriented 3D Surfaces - Proceedings of the 23rd European… more
2011
M. Buchmayr, W. Kurschl, J. Küng - A Simulator for Generating and Visualizing Sensor Data for Ambient Intelligence Environments - A Simulator for Generating and Visualizing Sensor Data for Ambient Intelligence… more
2011
W. Kurschl, B. Franz, M. Buchmayr, M. Mayr - Situation-Aware Ambient Assisted Living and Ambient Intelligence Data Integration for Efficient Eldercare in E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications:… more
2010
W. Kurschl, M. Buchmayr - An Evaluation Framework for Situation Aware Ambient Intelligence Systems - Proceedings of the International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2010),… more
2010
B. Franz, H. Mayr, M. Mayr - IHE-compliant Mobile Application for Integrated Home Healthcare of Elderly People - Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations,… more
2010
B. Franz, M. Lehner, M. Mayr - Project e-Care - One Step Towards Integrated Care - ÖKZ The Austrian Public Health Sector, Vol. 51, No. 7, 2010, pp. 9-11 more
2010
B. Franz - e-Care: mobile information systems in public health care - Hospital-IT Journal, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2010, pp. 60-61 more
2010
B. Franz, H. Mayr, M. Mayr - e-Care: Exchange of care relevant data between home care and healthcare institutions - Intelligent Objects and Mobile Informationsystems in Public Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany,… more
2010
B. Franz, M. Mayr - e-Care Pilot Project in the District Grieskirchen - Public Health Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, pp. 2 more
2009
M. Lehner, M. Mayr - Schnittstellen stationärer Versorgung älterer Menschen - Public Health Newsletter, 2009, pp. 2 more
2009
M. Lehner - Forschungsschwerpuinkt Leben im Alter - Seniorenwirtschaft. , Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009, pp. 2-3 more
2009
M. Mayr, M. Lehner - Herausforderungen der Integrierten Versorgung im Alter, 2009, pp. 1-170 more
2009
B. Franz, M. Lehner, H. Mayr, M. Mayr - e-Care – IHE-Compliant Exchange of Patient Data to Enable Home & Mobile Nursing Care of Elderly People within an e-Care Affinity Domain - Proceedings of the 6th… more
2009
B. Franz, H. Mayr, M. Mayr, F. Pfeifer, J. Altmann, M. Lehner - Integrated Care Using a Model-Based Patient Record Data Exchange Platform - Proceedings of 21st European Modeling and Simulation Symposium… more
2008
M. Mayr, M. Lehner - Stationäre Versorgung älterer Menschen in Oberösterreich - Report, FH OÖ Fakultät für Gesundheit und Soziales Linz, Austria, 2008, pp. 1-28 more
2008
M. Prieler-Woldan, M. Lehner - Projekt Smart Home - Eine Akzeptanzanalyse - Report, FH OÖ Fakultät für Gesundheit und Soziales Linz, Austria, 2008, pp. 1-19 more
2008
M. Mayr, M. Lehner - Institutionelle Übergänge zwischen mobiler Pflege und Krankenhaus - Public Health Newsletter, 2008, pp. 2 more
2008
M. Mayr, M. Lehner - Zwischen mobiler Pflege und Krankenhaus. , 2008, pp. 1-199 more
2017
How does the care-giving staff in a home for the elderly experience caring for people with dementia? To answer this question, the State of Upper Austria has commissioned this project, which takes into… more
2017
As part of the project “VR4Therapy” funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, the company Neutral, Inc. is developing innovative technologies which are used in virtual reality glasses… more
2015
In the current economic climate with cutbacks in care and social wellbeing, we are witness of a social innovation process where citizens and older people are taking control of their own community and neighborhood… more
2015
The goal of KIMBO is to create a concept and prototype implementation of a generalized workflow system to plan, execute and document interdisciplinary medical boards. In the project a number of different… more
2013
DALIA (Assistant for Daily Life Activities at Home) will provide an integrated home system that supports older adults as primary end-users, offers support to their informal carers as secondary end-users,… more
2013
The project SEE_INNOVA aims at developing an innovative, multi-disciplinary governance approach at transnational level for the regional coordination of innovation driven key players in the field of independent… more
2011
More than 10 million disabled people live in the region of D-A-CH. Special input devices and adequate software are barely available and mostly very expensive, as a consequence for these people the access… more
2010
Sowohl in Österreich als auch in Deutschland trifft in der Altenbetreuung und –pflege ein steigender sowie sich verändernder Pflege- und Betreuungsbedarf auf eine Verknappung der finanziellen… more
2010
The Mnemosyne project is conceived to design an online-based platform for individuals with dementia syndrome, their relatives and carers. This platform will provide remote support, guidance services, informational… more
2009
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