BeMobil

Overview

Motor rehabilitation enables the reintegration of people with physical handicaps in their families and professional environments. Because of innovative technologies and new treatment approaches there are several possibilities to support patients in relearning their independent mobility for self-determined living.

Multidisciplinary partners from different fields like universities, business´ and clinics are developing interactive aid-care systems, as well and arm- and gait-supporting systems, like intelligent prostheses, ortheses, rehabilitation robots and virtual-reality systems for patients with neurological diseases and injuries. The common goal of the the BMBF-funded innovation cluster „BeMobil“ is the optimization of human-computer interaction in rehabilitation context.

The Design Research Lab supports, in cooperation with the Department of Cognitive Psychology & Cognitive Ergonomics of the Technical University Berlin, different projects within this cluster. Through participatory design research methods, users are involved throughout the entire development and design process, in order to ensure the everyday practicality of the technical aids that are being developed.

Partners

TU, HU, Fraunhofer IPK, UP, Rehabtech Research Lab, MEYTEC, T&T medilogic, Otto Bock HealthCare, Hasomed, Nova Motum, Code Mercenaries, SanAktiv, Reha-Stim Medtec, Berner & Mattner, Nova Motum, Brandenburgklinik, Charité, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin


Publications

Partizipation in der Gestaltung motivationsfördernder therapeutischer Unterstützungssysteme: Ansätze, Methoden und Herausforderungen

Minge, M., Lorenz, K., Zach, J., Trauzettel, F. & Gelgec, Ö. (2015): Partizipation in der Gestaltung motivationsfördernder therapeutischer Unterstützungssysteme: Ansätze, Methoden und Herausforderungen. In: 11. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme – Tagungsband (Berlin 2015), 229-233.


Beispiele aus der Praxis: Anwendung partizipativer Methoden im Gesundheitskontext

Lorenz, K., Zach, J. & Joost, G. (2015): Beispiele aus der Praxis: Anwendung partizipativer Methoden im Gesundheitskontext. In: Weisbecker, A., Burmester, M. & Schmidt, A. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2015 – Workshopband. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg (Berlin, 2015), 101-107.



Research by

Research
Katharina Lorenz

Katharina studied Product Design focusing on Interaction Design at Weißensee Art College in Berlin.
Research
Jelena Zach

Jelena is an industrial designer & an architect who is focusing on topics like eHealth & social innovation. She is a structured thinker with a hands-on experience in user studies & project management.
Assistance
Özden Gelgeç

Özden is studying Product Design at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe.
Supervision
Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the University of the Arts Berlin and since 2005 heading the Design Research Lab.