Rehacare 2018

In September 2018 the international trade fair “Rehacare 2018” took place in Düsseldorf. The University of Siegen was represented with the department “IT for the Aging Society” and its innovative projects, especially in the field of appropriation support for older people in dealing with technical applications, were met with great approval and resonance. On 28.09.2018…

Final symposium on three years of PRAXLABs-based digitisation research in the Cognitive Village project

The BMBF-funded research project “Cognitive Village – Networked Village” organized an interdisciplinary final symposium in cooperation with the Research College Siegen. On two days, the project partners looked back on three successful years with international guest speakers. The discussion focused on how intelligent technical assistance systems will gain in importance in the future and how…

Robotics for elderly care

In the research area of IT-support for the aging society, the humanoid robot “Pepper” is currently introduced to retirement homes. He serves as a quiz master to bring the elderly some fun. For this purpose, students of the University of Siegen developed an application. Our colleague Felix Carros talks about the first interaction between the…