2016 - 2018
MoreCare - Gemeinsam pflegen in der mobilen Rehabilitation

In the project MORECARE (BMBF), we want to enhance mobile rehab at home through the use of sensors for vitality signs and mobile devices as exchange platform. The receivers of the rehab and the caregivers (relatives, home care nurses, etc) are no tech-savvy persons. The user experience of current technological solutions for this user group is usually bad. This is one main reason (amongst lot’s of others) that technology use in the area of home care leaves a lot to be desired. For MORECARE we envision sensors like a pressure mat on the bed or on the floor, blood pressure measurement, sensors integrated in smart fabrics etc that should be designed to pose no obstruction and should be seamlessly integrated into the familiar surroundings. We also develop an ambient feedback system using lamps, (hardware) buttons etc. The users (care receivers and givers) should also be able to get the information about the current state of the rehab and the personal health data unintrusive and well integrated in the home environment and on devices for professional care-givers likes nurses or doctors.

2013 - 2015
PLuTO - Portable Lern- und Wissensplattform zum Transfer episodischen Wissens in Organisationen

In rail traffic, complex technical facilities and vehicles are used for many years. Innovative technical developments and mandatory changes require regular modifications and renewals. At the same time continuous maintenance is necessary. That is the reason why companies are challenged in two different ways. On one hand they need to save the practical knowledge that older employees gained at their professional life. On the other hand the technical knowledge of younger employees also has to be integrated into the knowledge base of the company. In the PLuTO project this knowledge should be preserved and updated directly in the workshop and by means of mobile technology. By dint of multimedia knowledge extraction and multimodal access the required knowledge is available to all employees any time in an appropriate and personalized manner. The knowledge transfer between employees is organized by communicating to a knowledge base. This way a system is created that is continuously filled and updated with knowledge during the actual work processes. PLuTO combines approaches such as eLearning, mobile learning, and knowledge management and supports important aspects of knowledge collaboration within the working environment. Additionally, PLuTO acquires and imparts not only factual knowledge but also the experiential knowledge of the older employees. The application of the knowledge is made possible in the context of a specific work situation. At the same time the knowledge presentation is adapted to the personal attributes/qualities of the employee.

2012 - 2014
SINFIO - Suche in den Informationsmanagementsystemen von Morgen

The main scope of the SINFIO - Suche in den Informationsmanagementsystemen von Morgen project is to develop a powerful hybrid search engine which aims at providing a comprehensive search solution for the user, as well as meeting the requirements of the interaction with mobile devices. While the state of the art semantic search engines focus on fact retrieval or on semantic document retrieval, SINFIO combines both approaches to search diverse structured enterprise data by exploiting all available information. It supports formal, informal, and mixed queries and answers those queries with facts, documents or a combination of them. From the user's point of view, the engine is able to answer natural language queries with facts, e.g. a specific phone number, and/or relevant documents.

2011 - 2014
LeVer - Lernen gegen das Vergessen

In the LeVer - Lernen gegen das Vergessen project, we aim to develop an innovative online portal for the prevention and rehabilitation of cognitive deficits of the elderly. Target group of this new e-learning portal are people who want to remain cognitive active. Furthermore, people with pre-existing cognitive impairment, such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), get the opportunity of a therapeutic support - by training their memory, their concentration, and other resources - at home or in a controlled environment such as a hospital. For this target group the usability of the platform is of particular importance, since the cognitive load of a user should not be additionally increased during training by using a complicated UI.

2010 - 2012

The aim of SmartSenior - intelligent services for senior citizens is to create and maintain the best possible quality of life for older people.

2008 - 2010
DiLiA - Digital Library Assistant

The focus of the project is research and development for novel access to information in digital libraries. Digital libraries store information from diverse areas, e.g. scientific articles, and offer a web-based access to these digital formats. The user currently can search via names, standardized key words or other text-based means. In DiLiA methods will be developed that extends this access by several dimensions.
On the one hand, the user will be supported and guided by allowing her to visually investigate relevant search result sets. On the other hand, methods will be developed to extract cross links and semantic relations from a document set selected by the user.

2008 - 2009
Semantic eInk

The aim of the project Semantic eInk is to develop a system that supports personal knowledge work on paper. The system automatically processes handwritten annotations on printed documents and interprets the semantic information of these annotations. The recognized information is expressed through formal semantics using the individual's vocabulary, and integrated into the personal knowledge base, the Social Semantic Desktop NEPOMUK. The integration makes this knowledge searchable, reusable, sharable and gives a context for its interpretation. Thus, Semantic eInk extends the Semantic Desktop with a new input modality, interactive paper.

2006 - 2007
ADIB (Adaptive Informationsbereitstellung)

ADIB aims at developing a tool that adaptively and pro-actively provides information and know-how for knowledge intensive tasks based on an integrated task management system. This includes:

  • proactive information support based on the user's task-context and feedback
  • handling of task concepts in knowledge work processes (identification, systematization, unification of tasks)
  • case-based retrieval of structured tasks to improve the reuse of everyday work practices

2006 - 2007

The main scope of this project is the development of an approach to establish process-oriented personal knowledge management for knowledge workers. Emphasis is realising a context-aware, personalized, process-oriented proactive retrieval of information from personal knowledge spaces. Therefore a special semantic search algorithm is required that is context-aware and also more importantly that is in line with the personal aims, working methods.
ActiveDesk extends the Semantic Desktop developed in the project EPOS - Evolving Personal to Organizational Knowledge Spaces like following:

  • horizontal - integration of the physical desktop
  • vertical - extension for a more detailed context-model through a deep analysis of document contents