Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing

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Informatics for Health and Social Care - Special Issue "Ageing and Technology"

Due to the relevance of the topic of the GAL research network it was possible to publish two thematic issue in the international, respected journal "Informatics for Health and Social Care" (IHSC). Selected works that had been presented during the conference on "Ageing and Technology" could be submitted to IHSC for publication.

Special Issue 2014: With end of the project the second special issue was published. Select results of the GAL project were submitted and peer reviewed by international experts.

  • Haux R, Hein A, Kolb G, Künemund H, Eichelberg M. Five years of interdisciplinary research on ageing and technology: Outcomes of the Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing (GAL) - An introduction to this Special Issue on Ageing and Technology. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):161-165.
  • Haux R, Hein A, Kolb G, Künemund H, Eichelberg M, Appell JE, Appelrath HJ, Bartsch C, Bauer JM, Becker M, Bente P, Bitzer J, Boll S, Büsching F, Dasenbrock L, Deparade R, Depner D, Elbers K, Fachinger U, Felber J, Feldwieser F, Forberg A, Gietzelt M, Goetze S, Gövercin M, Helmer A, Herzke T, Hesselmann T, Heuten W, Huber R, Hülsken-Giesler M, Jacobs G, Kalbe E, Kerling A, Klingeberg T, Költzsch Y, Lammel-Polchau C, Ludwig W, Marschollek M, Martens B, Meis M, Meyer EM, Meyer J, Meyer zu Schwabedissen H, Moritz N, Müller H, Nebel W, Neyer FJ, Okken PK, Rahe J, Remmers H, Rölker-Denker L, Schilling M, Schöpke B, Schröder J, Schulze GC, Schulze M, Siltmann S, Song B, Spehr J, Steen EE, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Tanschus NM, Tegtbur U, Thiel A, Thoben W, van Hengel P, Wabnik S, Wegel S, Wilken O, Winkelbach S, Wist T, Wolf KH, Wolf L, Zokoll-van der Laan M, Lower Saxony Research Network GAL. Information and communication technologies for promoting and sustaining quality of life, health and self-sufficiency in ageing societies - outcomes of the Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing (GAL). Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):166-187.
  • Huber R, Meis M, Klink K, Bartsch C, Bitzer J. Audio reproduction for personal ambient home assistance: concepts and evaluations for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired persons. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):188-209.
  • Hein A, Steen EE, Thiel A, Hülsken-Giesler M, Wist T, Helmer A, Frenken T, Isken M, Schulze GC, Remmers H. Working with a domestic assessment system to estimate the need of support and care of elderly and disabled persons: results from field studies. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):210-231.
  • Frenken T, Lohmann O, Frenken M, Steen EE, Hein A. Performing gait analysis within the timed up & go assessment test: comparison of aTUG to a marker-based tracking system. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):232-248.
  • Gietzelt M, Feldwieser F, Gövercin M, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Marschollek M. A prospective field study for sensor-based identification of fall risk in older people with dementia. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):249-261.
  • Marschollek M, Becker M, Bauer JM, Bente P, Dasenbrock L, Elbers K, Hein A, Kolb G, Künemund H, Lammel-Polchau C, Meis M, Meyer zu Schwabedissen H, Remmers H, Schulze M, Steen EE, Thoben W, Wang J, Wolf KH, Haux R. Multimodal activity monitoring for home rehabilitation of geriatric fracture patients - feasibility and acceptance of sensor systems in the GAL-NATARS study. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):262-271.
  • Eichelberg M, Büsching F, Steen EE, Helmer A, Thiel A, Hein A, Wolf L. A technical platform for environments for ageing - lessons learned from three field studies. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):272-293.
  • Kohlmann M, Gietzelt M, Haux R, Song B, Wolf KH, Marschollek M. A methodological framework for the analysis of highly intensive, multimodal and heterogeneous data in the context of health-enabling technologies and ambient-assisted living. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):294-304.
  • Fachinger U, Schöpke B. Business model for sensor-based fall recognition systems. Inform Health Soc Care. 2014 Sep;39(3-4):305-318.

After peer-review the following 10 articles were published in IHSC issue 3/4 2010. Eight articles are from members of the GAL research network. Prof. Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and Dr. Amnon Shabo, IBM Research Lab, Haifa, were invited speakers at the conference in Vechta.

  • Koch S. Healthy ageing supported by technology - a cross-disciplinary research challenge. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):81-91.
  • Haux R, Hein A, Eichelberg M, Appell JE, Appelrath HJ, Bartsch C, Bisitz T, Bitzer J, Blau M, Boll S, Buschermöhle M, Büsching F, Erdmann B, Fachinger U, Felber J, Fleuren T, Gietzelt M, Goetze S, Gövercin M, Helmer A, Heuten W, Hohmann V, Huber R, Hülsken-Giesler M, Jacobs G, Kay-ser R, Kerling A, Klingeberg T, Költzsch Y, Künemund H, Kunze J, Ludwig W, Marschollek M, Martens B, Meis M, Michael Meyer E, Meyer J, Nebel W, Neyer FJ, Okken PK, Remmers H, Rölker-Denker L, Rohdenburg T, Schilling M, Schulze GC, Song B, Spehr J, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Tegtbur U, Thoben W, Van Hengel P, Wabnik S, Wahl F, Wegel S, Wilken O, Winkelbach S, Wist T, Wittrock M, Wolf KH, Wolf L, Derlaan MZ. The Lower Saxony research network design of environments for ageing: towards interdisciplinary research on information and communication technologies in ageing societies. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):92-103.
  • Boll S, Heuten W, Meyer EM, Meis M. Development of a multimodal reminder system for older persons in their residential home. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):104-24.
  • Goetze S, Moritz N, Appell JE, Meis M, Bartsch C, Bitzer J. Acoustic user interfaces for ambient-assisted living technologies. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):125-43.
  • Schulze M, Song B, Gietzelt M, Wolf KH, Kayser R, Tegtbur U, Marschollek M. Supporting rehabilitation training of COPD patients through multivariate sensor-based monitoring and autonomous control using a Bayesian network: prototype and results of a feasibility study. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):144-56.
  • Hein A, Winkelbach S, Martens B, Wilken O, Eichelberg M, Spehr J, Gietzelt M, Wolf KH, Büsching F, Hülsken-Giesler M, Meis M, Okken P. Monitoring systems for the support of home care. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):157-76.
  • Gövercin M, Költzsch Y, Meis M, Wegel S, Gietzelt M, Spehr J, Winkelbach S, Marschollek M, Steinhagen-Thiessen E. Defining the user requirements for wearable and optical fall prediction and fall detection devices for home use. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):177-87.
  • Shabo A. Independent health record banks for older people - the ultimate integration of dispersed and disparate medical records. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):188-99.
  • Ludwig W, Wolf KH, Duwenkamp C, Gusew N, Hellrung N, Marschollek M, Von Bargen T, Wagner M, Haux R. Health information systems for home telehealth services - a nomenclature for sensor-enhanced transinstitutional information system architectures. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):211-25.
  • Remmers H. Environments for ageing, assistive technology and self-determination: ethical perspectives. Inform Health Soc Care. 2010 Sep;35(3-4):200-10.