Sensor-based Health Services

The main goal of the “Forschungscampus Connected Technologies” research project “Sensor-Based Health Services” is to develop innovative technologies and services to maintain and improve individual health conditions and to support independent living. Our vision is “more time in good health”. Overall, it is about innovative home and mobile service concepts based on ambient and wearable sensor components. These should encourage physical activity in elderly, unobtrusively monitor their general heath condition and offer expert advice as well as assistance in case of need.

In this BMBF-funded research project Design Research Lab is conducting iterative user workshops in order to understand and elicit user needs as well as to analyze the requirements for new forms of interaction in smart home environments. The goal is to design and prototype user interfaces with innovative forms of interaction for users and service personnel to effortlessly manage sensor-based service systems. The outcome is a mobile touchscreen based social, playful application with a weekly activity plan and a point system. It reflects the behaviour of the user in the form of visual and auditory metaphors and makes them aware of relevant information in an abstract and emotional way.

Project partners: ART+COM AG, Connected Living e.V., Innovation Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom AG, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V., TU Berlin (DAI-Labor), UdK Berlin (Design Research Lab)


Publications

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.


Guidelines for Technology that Supports Physical Activity by Elderly

Zach, J. Lorenz, K. & Joost, G. (2014): Guidelines for Technology that Supports Physical Activity by Elderly. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for Universal Design “Three Days of Creativity and Diversity” (Lund, Sweden, 2014).


Visuelle und auditive Metaphern als Motivationsfaktoren für Fitness- und Gesundheitscoaching

Zöllig, M., Zach, J., Hery, D., Klaus, H., Joost, G. & Albayrak, S. (2014): Visuelle und auditive Metaphern als Motivationsfaktoren für Fitness- und Gesundheitscoaching. In: Wohnen – Pflege – Teilhabe – Besser leben durch Technik, 8. Deutsche AAL-Kongress (Berlin, 2014).