Current Projects

of the iso-Institute
  • The Analysis of Accessibility in Bavarian Hospitals

    Project Duration: 01.12.2020 – 01.03.2022
    „Vorhaben zur Analyse der Barrierefreiheit an bayerischen Krankenhäusern“

    The aim of this project under the lead management of East Bavarian Technical University Amberg-Weiden is to make an assessment of the implementation of accessibility in Bavarian hospitals. In order to meet the complex requirements, the project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of experts from different fields: architecture, social science and medical technology. The final objective is to provide recommendations for action for the design of barrier-free hospitals.

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  • Scientific and Professional Support of Model Measures for Improvements in Long-Term Care

    Project Duration: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2022
    Wissenschaftlich-fachliche Begleitung der Modell- und Informationsmaßnahmen zur Verbesserung der Versorgung Pflegebedürftiger

    The aim of this model programme of the German Federal Ministry of Health is to promote the further development of the German Nursing Care Insurance. It is intended to expand the range of services (including special target groups), to improve the quality of existing services, to enable the use of services and to implement a new definition of the nursing care.

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  • Demography Network Saar - DNS (III)

    Project Duration: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
    Weiterführung "Demografie Netzwerk Saar - DNS" (III)

    The Demografie Netzwerk Saar (Demography Network Saar) (DNS) is a cross-sectoral regional network aimed at companies based in the Saarland, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, and craft enterprises.

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  • Further Development and Expansion of a Social Space-oriented, Integrative Care Structure for Elderly People and People in Need of Care in Saarbrücken-Brebach" in the Model Programme SGB XI § 45 c para. 5

    Project Duration: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2022
    Weiterentwicklung und Ausbau einer sozialraumorientierten, integrativen Versorgungsstruktur für alte und pflegebedürftige Menschen in Saarbrücken-Brebach“ im Modellprogramm SGB XI § 45 c Abs. 5

    With the project "Further Development and Expansion of a Social Space-oriented, Integrative Care Structure for Elderly People and People in Need of Care in Saarbrücken-Brebach" in the Model Programme SGB XI § 45 c para. , Diakonie Saar is pursuing the goal of making low-threshold care and relief services more accessible to people in need of care and in their immediate living environment. The focus is on securing self-determined living in a familiar environment - also in the case of need for care - as well as relieving the burden on caring relatives.

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  • Continuing Education Counselling for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Saarland (WBB)

    Project Duration: 01.09.2015 – 31.12.2021
    Weiterbildungsberatung für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen im Saarland (WBB)

    On behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Energy and Transport, the iso-Institut is coordinating an outreach and holistic continuing education advisory service for Saarland companies with up to 250 employees.

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  • Virtual Working Design in a Structurally Weak Region (ViSAAR)

    Project Duration: 01.05.2021 - 30.04.2024
    Virtuelle Arbeitsgestaltung in einer strukturschwachen Region (ViSAAR)

    The Saarland is particularly affected by structural and demographic changes compared to the rest of Germany. Innovative and sustainable concepts are therefore crucially needed to improve and to increase the competitiveness and the attractiveness of this region as a business location. The focus here lies particularly on digitalisation and virtualisation of the working world as future-oriented structural change requires transferable solutions. To this end, for the individual applications of these new concepts in companies, human-centred and not purely technology-centred scenarios have to be developed and tested for their applicability.

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  • Supporting Digital Care Processes for the Design of Good Interaction Work (ProDigA)

    Project Duration: 01.04.2020 – 31.03.2023
    Versorgungsprozesse digital unterstützen für die Gestaltung guter Interaktionsarbeit (ProDigA)

    High-quality care for people with complex neurological diseases, such as stroke or multiple sclerosis, is characterised by intensive exchange between the patient and the service providers involved in the care process. Physical and mental limitations, which can change constantly during the course of the disease, require continuous adaptation of the aids and remedies, the vital medications as well as therapeutic offers and household-related services.

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  • Process Support in the Project "Hospice and Palliative Culture in Catholic Institutions and Services"

    Project Duration: 01.02.2020 - 30.06.2022
    Prozessbegleitung im Projekt „Hospiz- und Palliativkultur in katholischen Einrichtungen und Diensten“

    The present pilot project aims to further develop the hospice and palliative culture in Catholic Institutions and Services. To this end, cross-sectoral networks are being established in the regions of Saarbrücken and St. Wendel. Within the framework of the project, a jointly developed basic instrument that is designed to identify hospice and palliative needs of seriously ill and dying people and which is to enable coordinated cooperation with all those involved in the care system is to be implemented. Furthermore, the goal of this project is to establish a common hospice-palliative understanding.

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  • PerHeart: Personalized ICT solution to reduce re-hospitalization rates in heart failure elderly patients

    Project Duration: 01.9.2020 – 31.08.2023
    PerHeart: Personalized ICT solution to reduce re-hospitalization rates in heart failure elderly patients

    Herzinsuffizienz (HI) ist die häufigste Einzeldiagnose für Klinikeinweisungen und gehört zu den häufigsten Todesursachen. Die Mehrheit der Erkrankten ist älter als 65 Jahre, wobei die demografische Entwicklung und die verbesserten Überlebenschancen bei kardiovaskulären Erkrankungen die Bedeutung der Herzinsuffizienz als Belastung des Gesundheitssystems künftig noch verstärken wird. Hinzu kommt eine sehr hohe Rate von Wiedereinweisungen (Rehospitalisierung) dieser Patient*innen. Die Verringerung von Wiedereinweisungen zur stationären Behandlung ist demnach eine wichtige Aufgabe zur Entlastung des Gesundheitssystems. Hier setzt das europäische Projekt PerHeart an: Durch den Einsatz von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT) soll die Gesundheitsversorgung von HI-Patienten nachweislich verbessert und die Rehospitalisierungsrate der Betroffenen signifikant verringert werden.

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  • mobisaar - Mobility for all

    Project Duration: 01.11.2015 - 30.04.2021
    mobisaar – Mobilität für alle

    With its concept written by the iso-Institut, the project “mobia” that precedented With its concept written by the iso-Institut, the project “mobia” that precedented “mobisaar” was awarded in 2015 the prize of "Innovative Regions and Municipalities in Demographic Change (Innovakomm)". The partners of the mobisaar network received a total funding of €4.77 million to develop an innovative mobility system by the end of 2020 for the entire Saarland. The goal of this funding was to develop a mobility system that would later be able to function without (or only with minimal) public funding.

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  • AI-at-Home – Artificial Intelligence at Home

    Project Duration: 01.12.2020 - 30.11.2022
    KI-at-Home

    The aim of the present project is to develop a self-learning system for an age-appropriate living that will be able to predict the individual probability of incidents – in particular dangerous situations – by means of Algorithms of Artificial Intelligence (AI Algorithms). These incidents include dementia or depression, increased risk of falling and acute complaints. For this purpose, thanks to data mining, predictors can be identified that will make individual predictions of incidents possible with help of adaptive models. That in turn will enable elderly people or their relatives to be warned at an early stage.

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  • Evaluation of the "Programme to Improve the Life of People with Dementia" (PORTICUS)

    Project Duration: 01.04.2019 – 31.05.22
    Evaluation zum “Programme to Improve the Life of People with Dementia” (PORTICUS)

    Dealing with dementia patients is still primarily characterised by repression, taboo, and a lack of knowledge. Porticus has supported projects within the framework of a programme that aims to address this dilemma and that show ways in which society can be made more dementia sensitive. The focus is on people with dementia and their relatives, the general population and professional groups working with dementia patients. The projects work on different objectives and use different methods.

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  • Evaluation of the Federal Programme “Local Alliances for People with Dementia“

    Project Duration: 15.09.2021 - 31.12.2024
    Evaluation des Bundesprogramms „Lokale Allianzen für Menschen mit Demenz“

    The topic of dementia is increasingly moving into the focus of the general public hence more and more people are directly or indirectly affected by the disease. Considering the decreasing resources on one hand and the time-consuming care of people with dementia on the other hand, an optimisation of the networking of informal as well as professional help is coming into focus. Significant impulses for innovation are expected through a creative linking of such assistance and by promoting cooperation between professionals, relatives and laypersons.

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  • Survey on the Situation of Outpatient Care Services in the Saarland

    Project Duration: 01.05.2021 - 31.09.2021
    Erhebung zur Situation der ambulanten Pflegedienste im Saarland

    Providing care for care-dependent people is a major challenge. Outpatient nursing care services play a decisive role in ensuring an appropriate care for people in need of assistance in their own homes. However, since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the work of outpatient nursing care services has become much more complicated. In order to get an overview of the current situation of the outpatient nursing care services in Saarland, the iso-Institut is conducting a survey on behalf of the Arbeitskammer des Saarlandes (Saarland Chamber of Labour) and the Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.di) (United Services Union).

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  • Development, Application and Evaluation of New Health Market-Specific Integration Tools (INGE)

    Project Duration: 01.12.2019 - 31.12.2021
    Entwicklung, Anwendung und Evaluierung neuer gesundheitsmarktspezifischer Integrationsinstrumente (INGE)

    The German labour market has long been unable to meet the growing demand for skilled personnel in the health and care sector. Thus, new approaches are to be taken in labour market policy to secure skilled labour. To meet the lack of personnel in hospitals and care facilities and to avoid a shortage of supply, a targeted recruitment of well-qualified and well-trained specialists in health and medical professions from European and non-European countries and a professional training and qualification of people with a refugee background has therefore to be introduced.

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