Joint Lab 2 - "Ambient Health"

The ongoing development of the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling completely new approaches to improving healthcare. Devices and systems are becoming increasingly "smart". Integrated sensors capture vital signs and the specific state and context of use of the environment. Integrated actuators enable natural cooperation with people through innovative human-technology interaction and control of technical systems in the environment. The computing power of today's devices is also constantly increasing and already enables the calculation of complicated AI algorithms without detours via cloud computers and potentially insecure data centers. 

By networking these smart everyday objects, our living and working environments will become increasingly intelligent. Ambient Assisted Living is conquering the smart home, the smart office, and the smart factory, all the way to the smart city. Making meaningful use of this ambient intelligence for optimized healthcare is the declared goal of the "Ambient Health" vision. The environment has a preventive and communicative effect, it becomes a healing environment.

In this Joint Lab, we are investigating new possibilities for intelligently networked healthcare in interdisciplinary teams from telematics, human-technology interaction and health sciences.

Currently, the following projects are being conducted in Joint Lab 2:

  • ACTIVATE (Facilitating communication and orientation for ventilated intensive care patients)
  • Ambient Care (Assistance system for wound care and documentation)
  • DISH (Digital & Innovation Skills Helix in Health)
  • FLEXLAB (Flexible Skills Lab Architecture)
  • HySkiLabs (Teaching and learning health in hybrid skills labs)
  • KIBA (Kl-assisted motion analysis and therapy)
  • LABORATORIUM (AI-supported individual learning assistance in the skills lab)
  • PainMonit - Multimodal platform for pain monitoring in physiotherapy)
  • ParkProTrain (Training program for Parkinson's patients)
  • PiTiPS (Participation and co-creation for innovative technologies for informal caregivers and communities of care)
  • ReNaApp (Increasing the long-term effects of oncological rehabilitation through an aftercare app)
  • SENSE (Systemic nutritional medicine)
  • V-T-Flow (Team flow and team effectiveness in virtual teams)