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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.


Soziales Wels 2030 - SOWE 2030

The objective is to provide the empirical basis for the strategic social planning of the city of Wels in order to outline possible scenarios and trends for...   more
Participants: Riedl | Kränzl-Nagl | Maun | Moosbrugger
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Brigitta Nöbauer
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

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

The platform developed by this project is intended to bring together people from their neighborhoods in order to exchange offers and requests for assistance...   more
Participants: | Grossauer | Guetz | Riegler
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Mag. DI Dr. Clemens Holzmann
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

PenAAL - Key Performance Measurement Index für AAL-Lösungen

The project goal is the development of an AAL-maturity index which can be applied conceptually, both for internal evaluation and results monitoring as well as...   more
Participants: Kriegel | Ortner | Auinger
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Renate Sabine Kränzl-Nagl
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

KIMBO - Kollaborative Interdisziplinäre Medizinsche Boards

For planning and implementation of interdisciplinary medical boards, a generalised solution will be developed which is intended to simplify the future...   more
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Herwig Mayr
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

DALIA - (Assitant for Daily Life Activities at Home)

The project aims to support older people in their home environment by developing a virtual assistant (avatar). A viable business model for the product is to be...   more
Participants: Auinger
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Johannes Kriegel MBA MPH
  • Quality of Life for the Elderly

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