New technical developments have resulted in devices like activity trackers and sensors for screening vital functions and which are well-suited for both identification of risks as well as for prevention interventions. These devices are quite inexpensive, can easily be integrated into everyday life and can also be used long-term by technically less experienced people, which also makes them viable for deployment in larger groups. By now, the tools have proven to be reliable and precise so that information gathered from monitoring of behaviour and vital parameters give a valid basis for feedback on the respective test person and for planning further measures.
The primary aim of this project is the investigation of new and networked technologies for individual health provision in primary prevention. For this, sensors for supporting preventive measures will be developed and evaluated using an example of early identification and technology-based interventions for prevention of gradual functional decline. User-specific adaptations of the interface will allow tackling social hurdles for a more efficient and individual design of preventive measures.
Available sensors will be evaluated regarding their suitability for preventive measures using technologies for individual health provision, the activity tracker in particular, which have already proved themselves helpful with supporting physical activities. The user's interface will be adjustable to the specific socio-economic conditions.
Two studies will be conducted for evaluating the developed technologies: In the VERSA-study (prediction on preservation of independence at age), 350 test persons are being screened for functional decline using new technologies for monitoring physical activity under everyday conditions as well as using a comprehensive geriatric assessment. A technology-based intervention for improving physical fitness will be developed and evaluated within the study “technology-based measures within the scope of primary prevention”. The participants' feedback is crucial information for further development.
Prof. Susanne Boll, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Elke Beck, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Jochen Meyer, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Bianca Sahlmann, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
PD Dr. Jürgen Bauer, University Clinic for Geriatric Medicine of Oldenburg
Lena Dasenbrock, University Clinic for Geriatric Medicine of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Hein, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Dr. Sebastian Fudickar, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Sandra Hellmers, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Dr. Rebecca Diekmann, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Andrea Heinks, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Frauke Koppelin, Jade University of Applied Sciences
Alexander Pauls, Jade University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang, Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM), University of Bremen
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