Strengthening the home care sector is one of the main challenges in the future: on the one hand, a rising number of persons in need of care faces a decreasing number of care personnel; on the other hand, the requirements in day-to-day care, e.g. due to more complex diseases, are increasing.
The goal of the VAPiAR project (“Verbesserung der Arbeitsbedingungen in der ambulanten Pflege durch innovative Arbeitskonzepte in der Region“ - Enhancing working conditions in home care through innovative working concepts in the region) is to support and improve work processes for nursing staff by using application-specific technologies, while at the same time maintaining the independence, self-determination and quality of life of individuals in need of care. As a result, demographically sensitive analysis tools, concepts for a participatory introduction of technical aids and professional training concepts are produced. The living lab to be designed in the project shall not only make the results tangible, but also serve as a networking platform for various actors in the regional care sector.
ILAG - Institut Leistung Arbeit Gesundheit GbR
(ILAG - Institute for Performance Work Health, GbR - Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts, civil law partnership)
Area of expertise: Scientifically based analysis and design procedures for Man-Technology-Organisation (MTO) in work systems with regard to health strain.
Holistic and network-based shaping of work processes in home care.
Shaping work well and innovatively.
(OFFIS - Institut für Informatik - Institute for Information Technology, registered association)
As an affiliated institute of the Carl von Ossietzky University of the city of Oldenburg, OFFIS e.V. has been converting its scientific know-how from computer science into prototypes since 1991. With this, OFFIS provides important research and development work for companies and institutions.
Living labs established on the basis of needs -based with innovative care technologies while respecting the ethical and social aspects of their development and integration into practice.
Long-term usability of the living lab for training measures in order to guide Individuals involved in home care in using the selected technologies.
Laroma Vertriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
(Laroma Sales and Development Ltd.)
For more than 25 years, Laroma GmbH has been developing innovative and cutting-edge sleeping systems and mattresses in its in-house factory in the city of Schleswig. The products are always tailored to the individual needs of the respective customer for a healthy and relaxing sleep comfort. Together with its partner company Laromed, Laroma develops, among other things, an innovative nursing bed solutions with smart sensor system for detecting pressure and movements on a mattress.
Development and piloting of a sensor system for positioning and pressure detection, and its integration into a semi-autonomous nursing bed including an innovative nursing bed mattress.
Commissioning of a semi-autonomous nursing bed and sensory nursing mattress. Participation in furnishing the living lab for long-term improvement of the home care conditions.
(AWO Nursing Service Probstei)
AWO was established in 1995 and employs 57 people. The home care service attends to 160 clients. In addition, AWO also offers assisted living, inpatient care with short-term care and day care as well as lunch.
Application of low-threshold technology options in the nursing practice, establishment of the living lab.
Throughout the project, we want to become a regional central competence centre when it comes to innovative technological aids. One resident's room will be equipped with the latest technical aids (living lab). In this way, we can demonstrate to our employees, nursing customers (and their relatives) and cooperation partners in an exemplary manner how how the use of technical aids can make work easier and less burdensome.
Diakonie Pflege zu Hause
(Diakonie Care at Home)
Diakonie’s Pflege zu Hause is a non-profit private limited company based in Preetz. The home care service has locations in Preetz, Plön, Schönberg, Schwentinetal, and it also supervises a shared-flat community of people with dementia in Koppelsberg. It attends to some 420 clients (June 2021) and offers treatment and basic care as well as everyday help.
Testing digital tools for inter-company networking
Improving communication between nursing services, medical practices and pharmacies to facilitate orders and minimise errors. Future-oriented design of the nursing service in relation to digitalisation in order to facilitate work for all individuals involved in the care and administration, relief of nursing staff by minimising the error rate in the work area planning and structure.
Johanniter Unfall Hilfe e.V. is one of the largest relief enterprises in Europe and a member of the Professional Association Diakonisches Werk (welfare and social work) of the Evangelical Church of Germany. The Regionalverband (regional association) Schleswig-Holstein Nord/West, based in Kiel, is part of the Landesverband Nord (state association). In the district of Plön, 56 employees attend to approximately 125 customers in terms of, basic care and nursing treatment, household services as well as nursing advice.
Improving communication with patients with the support of technical aids.
Support and improve work processes through the use of care technologies presented and developed in the course of the project, strengthen and relieve nurses, and improve the communication with persons in need of care and with individuals involved in the care process with the support of technical aids.
- ILAG - Institut Leistung Arbeit Gesundheit GbR
- OFFIS e.V.
- Laroma Vertriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
- AWO-Pflegedienst Probstei
- Diakonie Pflege zu Hause
This research and development project is funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) under the programmes Zukunft der Wertschöpfung - Forschung zu Produktion, Dienstleistung und Arbeit (Future of Value Creation - Research on Production, Services and Labour) and Innovation & Strukturwandel (Innovation & Structural Change) and supervised by “Projektträger Karlsruhe“ (PTKA).