News

Active in everyday life: Ergotherapeutic advice in the LebensPhasenHaus

22. Februar 2019

As part of the regularly scheduled Friday opening hours at the LebensPhasenHaus, Christoph Hölscher, an employee of the Geriatric Center, advises every third Friday of the month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm as, relatives of patients suffering of an increasing memory and orientation disorder.

From the point of view of occupational therapy, the focus is on encouraging activities in everyday life involving relatives.

[Tübingen / ch]

Events

From Exoskeletons and Virtual Reality: ExoHaptik starts

30. Januar 2019

On 29 January 2019, the official KickOff for the project ExoHaptik: Pflegekraft took place. It is  supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The project, with a duration of three years, is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO by the Virtual Environments department.

The LebensPhasenHaus supports the project in the areas of user integration, study design, application definition and needs analysis as well as communication with the sponsored LivingLabs of the BMBF announcement: Interactive systems in virtual and real spaces - Innovative technologies for a healthy life.

Excerpt from the project profile (https://www.technik-zum-menschen-bringen.de/projekte/exohaptik [german]):

"The project ExoHaptik: PflegeKraft aims to support caring relatives and professional caregivers in their care and health. The focus is on the development of a system that simulates different living environments using multi-user mixed reality (MR) in order to make renovation work in private homes more efficient and to improve the training of caregivers via MR technology. "

The contact person and project coordinator of Fraunhofer IAO is Mr. Matthias Aust (matthias.aust@iao.fraunhofer.de).

Keywords: #ExoHaptik, #MixedReality, #VirtualReality, #MultiUserVR, #AugmentedReality, #FutureOfCare

[Stuttgart/th]

Projects

New Internet appearance LebensPhasenHaus

11. Januar 2019

The website of the LebensPhasenHaus presents itself in a new format. Your valuable feedback on the old page as well as the experience from the last couple of years gave us inspiration for the new structure. Comments and hints, positive as well as negative or even malfunctions, you can send us directly.

We hope to be more helpful with the new lean structure than before and look forward to every visitor - whether virtual or, even better, personally in our LebensPhasenHaus.

[Tübingen/th]

Technical Updates

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