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Quality of Life for the Elderly Research Center Linz Campus

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.


An Evaluation of Caregivers` Perceived Workload with Residents Suffering from Dementia in Nursing Homes for the Elderly

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…   mehr
Participants: Wetzelhütter | Ortner
  • Leiter: FH-Assistenzprof. Mag. Dr. Daniela Wetzelhütter
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

Evaluation VR4Therapy

As part of the project “VR4Therapy” funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, the company Neutral, Inc. is developing innovative technologies which are…   mehr
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Renate Sabine Kränzl-Nagl
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

SOCIALCARE - A Social Care Network for Citizen Empowerment and Care Support in Local Communities

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…   mehr
Participants: | Grossauer | Guetz | Riegler
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Mag. DI Dr. Clemens Holzmann
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

KIMBO - Kollaborative Interdisziplinäre Medizinsche Boards

The goal of KIMBO is to create a concept and prototype implementation of a generalized workflow system to plan, execute and document interdisciplinary medical…   mehr
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Herwig Mayr
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

DALIA - (Assitant for Daily Life Activities at Home)

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…   mehr
Participants: Auinger
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Johannes Kriegel MBA MPH
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly


The project SEE_INNOVA aims at developing an innovative, multi-disciplinary governance approach at transnational level for the regional coordination of…   mehr
Participants: Ortner
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Renate Sabine Kränzl-Nagl
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

Assistive Technology Lab, providing ePad Access to people with disabilities

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,…   mehr
Participants: Augstein
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Werner Christian Kurschl
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

PFLEGE: Ein Arbeitsmarkt der ZUKUNFT

Sowohl in Österreich als auch in Deutschland trifft in der Altenbetreuung und –pflege ein steigender sowie sich verändernder Pflege- und Betreuungsbedarf auf…   mehr
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Brigitta Nöbauer
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly


The Mnemosyne project is conceived to design an online-based platform for individuals with dementia syndrome, their relatives and carers. This platform will…   mehr
Participants: Ortner
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Renate Sabine Kränzl-Nagl
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

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