Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

MOVEMENZ

  • Project team:

    Decker, Michael (Project leader); Nora Weinberger, Bettina-Johanna Krings, Johannes Hirsch

  • Funding: BMBF
  • Start date: 2014
  • End date: 2015
  • Project partners:

    Josef Huber and Ferdinand Schäffler (Innovationszentrum, Evangelische Heimstiftung Württemberg GmbH)

  • Research group: Innovation processes and impacts of technology

Project description

Logo MOVEMENZ

The aim of the MOVEMENZ project "Mobile, self-determined living for people with dementia in the neighborhood" is the development of specifications for mobile technologies to provide the infrastructural preconditions and conceptual standards that allow people with dementia to move as freely as possible in their neighborhood according to their individual needs and requirements. The course of this preliminary project follows a demand-oriented technology development and analyzes the needs of potential users of technical support considering the respective actors in the care process (dementia patients, relatives, professional caregivers, service providers, etc.) and in the neighborhood (store owners etc.). The empirical demand analysis then deduces the need for a technical tool and a social intervention from these different expectations to meet as many of the requirements of the actors in the triangle of care and the neighborhood as possible. This procedure consequently implements the idea of social innovation where a technical innovation is analyzed in its context of use.

Full access to the "field" is a key success factor for empirical research. In addition, only permanent local support can guarantee an uninfluenced survey of demands. However, this survey also relies on the dedicated contributions of professional caregivers. The "Evangelische Heimstiftung GmbH (EHS)", a German organization which provides home care, outpatient and inpatient care and runs several care homes, therefore agreed to provide this low threshold of access in one of their homes and also promised the full support of the in-house staff. In this way, the preliminary project can use the wealth of experience of EHS that looks with 6,900 employees after almost 10,000 people in need of care or assistance and is thus the biggest provider of social services in the field of elderly care in Baden-Württemberg.

In addition, the survey of demands is accompanied by an interdisciplinary research process where technology assessment is part of the development. In this interdisciplinary and / or transdisciplinary reflection process aspects of ethics, law, economy, technology, society, and nursing science are observed based on an empirical analysis. The aim is to consider not only technical but also legal aspects (e.g. Who is liable for damages that might occur during the use of technical aids?), economic aspects (e.g. How is the cost-benefit ratio of technological and social innovations?), and ethical / social aspects. The latter ask for the areas where the technology shall be applied and which replacement relations have to be observed. In performing this TA which accompanies the development, ITAS is supported by a multi-disciplinary, multi-perspective expert group which phrases the recommendations for the project and the local practice and thus guarantees the connectivity of the research work.

Publications


2017
Journal Articles
Decker, M.; Weinberger, N.; Krings, B.-J.; Hirsch, J.
Imagined technology futures in demand-oriented technology assessment.
2017. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 4 (2), 177–196. doi:10.1080/23299460.2017.1360720
2016
Book Chapters
Weinberger, N.; Krings, B.-J.; Decker, M.
Enabling a mobile and independent way of life for people with dementia. Needs-oriented technology development.
2016. Ageing and Technology : Perspectives from the Social Sciences. Ed.: E. Dominguez-Rue, 183–204, transcript, Bielefeld 
Presentations
Decker, M.
Einsatz von Robotern in der Pflege. Empirische Erfahrungen.
2016. Von Mensch und Maschine : Roboter in der Pflege, Öffentliche Sitzung der Bioethikkommission, Wien, A, 2.Mai 2016 
Krings, B.-J.
Wie effizient kann Pflege sein? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Technikeinsatz im Rahmen pflegerischen Handelns.
2016. Sektionstreffen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft, Heidelberg, 28.April 2016 
2015
Journal Articles
Hülsken-Giesler, M.; Krings, B. J.
Technik und Pflege in einer Gesellschaft des langen Lebens. Einführung in den Schwerpunkt.
2015. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis, 24 (2), 4–11 
Weinberger, N.; Decker, M.
Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz? Zur Notwendigkeit einer bedarfsorientierten Technikentwicklung.
2015. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis, 24 (2), 36–45 
Presentations
Hirsch, J.
Technik, die gewollt ist - Ein Vergleich verschiedener Entwicklungsansätze von Techniken zur Unterstützung von Menschen mit Demenz.
2015. 8. wissenschaftlicher Kongress für Informationstechnologie im Gesundheits-, Pflege- und Sozialbereich (ENI 2015), Hall in Tirol, Austria, September 28–29, 2015 
Posters
Weinberger, N.; Hirsch, J.; Krings, B. J.; Decker, M.
Mobiles, selbstbestimmtes Leben von Menschen mit Demenz im Quartier.
2015. Assistierte Pflege von morgen - Ambulante technische Unterstützung und Vernetzung von Patienten, Angehörigen und Pflegekräften, Erlangen, 10.Dezember 2015 
2014
Conference Papers
Eurich, J.; Decker, M.; Hädrich, J.; Weinberger, N.
Technikkompatibilität von Netzwerken in der ambulanten Pflege von Menschen mit Demenz.
2014. Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz : Symposium 30.09. - 01.10.2013. Hrsg.: T. Schultz, 167–180, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe 
Schultz, T.; Putze, F.; Mikut, R.; Weinberger, N.; Boch, K.; Schmitt, E.; Decker, M.; Lind-Matthäus, D.; Metz, B. R.
Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz - Ein Überblick.
2014. Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz : Symposium 30.09. - 01.10.2013. Hrsg.: T. Schultz, 1–18, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe 
Weinberger, N.; Decker, M.; Krings, B.-J.
Pflege von Menschen mit Demenz - Bedarfsorientierte Technikgestaltung.
2014. Technische Unterstützung für Menschen mit Demenz : Symposium 30.09. - 01.10.2013. Hrsg.: T. Schultz, 61–74, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe 
Presentations
Decker, M.; Krings, B. J.; Weinberger, N.
Bedarfsanalyse als Methode zur Eruierung technischer Assistenzsysteme in der Pflege von Menschen mit Demenz.
2014. Visionenworkshop ’Forschung und Innovation der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion’, Berlin, 26. Juni 2014 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Michael Decker
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Phone: +49 721 608-23007
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