Care & Technology Lab (IMTT)


situCare

Care coordination, situational support and crisis intervention in the nursing of severely disabled and technology-dependent people

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The aim of the project is to develop new Human-Technology-Interaction Systems and the care processes and structures based on them, which offer

  • technical possibilities for situational support in crisis situations (in different gradations for non-occupational caregivers as well as for professional caregivers)
  • efficient coordination of the actors in the care network via mobile IT-supported tools for the control of care and corresponding approaches to care management, while at the same time providing instruments for quality assurance
  • give caregivers and nurses the opportunity to exchange and experience together, thus providing psychosocial support and promoting well-being

For this purpose, case studies examine two areas of application as examples, both of which are characterised by the need for specialised nursing care, a high burden on nursing staff and the dependence of nursing care on technical equipment: The outpatient intensive care for home ventilation and the specialized outpatient palliative care. The following approaches are to be integrated for support in crisis situations

  • situational provision of knowledge components (e. g. video tutorials)
  • low-threshold, situational support and assistance, especially for problems with technical equipment
  • Provision of options for synchronous and asynchronous communication with actors in the utility network
  • if necessary, approaches for the automatic recognition of crisis situations or their initiation

 

PROJECT PARTNERS:

  • VitalAire Group, Norderstedt
  • Palliativnetz Freiburg gGmbH, Freiburg
  • nubedian GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Furtwangen University
  • FZI Research Centre for Computer Science in Karlsruhe

 

CONTACT:

Prof. Dr. Peter König

Head of Institute

Professor of Nursing and Rehabilitation Management

Prof. Dr. Christophe Kunze

Head of Institute

Professor of Assistive Technologies

Ulrike Lindwedel-Reime, M.Sc.

Academic Researcher

Fields of expertise: Nursing and Health Sciences, palliative care

Alexander Scheurer, M.Sc.

Academic Researcher

Field of expertise: Computer Science

Lisa Blattert, B.Sc.

Visiting Scientist

Field of expertise: Applied Health Sciences and Technology