Ambient Care

The project aims at the user-centered development and evaluation of a socio-technical system for context-aware provisioning and communication of professional or clinical, i.e. patient or resident-related, information.

Design essence of the AMBIENT CARE system is dynamic provisioning of different user-specific and age-based Human-Computer-Interfaces, adapted to the specific context, using in-situ generated ensembles of interaction modalities, information visualization and output devices. In contrast to existing approches using non-standard interfaces and procedures, AMBIENT CARE pursues an innovative way and realizes an open system architecture in terms of a building block system. Key principle is a strict decoupling of interaction and function.

This creates diverse marketing opportunities:

  • IoT manufacturers may develop very specific devices for the nursing context. Third-party providers may develop suitable modules in an open competition.
  • System vendors may develop tailored care-software-solutions for their customers using the modular architecture. The modularization of context processing and interaction eases the integration of COTS elements into new settings.
  • Care facilities benefit by the flexibility of native apps or web apps in customary browsers. Hereby, specific solutions for dedicated devices and/or scaling solutions for heterogenous hardware may be realized.

The project is carried by an interdisciplinary team of institutes at the University of Lübeck: Working Group Ambient Computing at the Institute of Telematics (ITM), Working Group age-appropriate interaction systems at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) and the Section for Research and Teaching in Care at the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology (ISE).


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Andreas Schrader
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Nicole Jochems
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Michael Sengpiel
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Katrin Balzer
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Börge Kordts
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