Occupational Therapy Projects
The focus is on projects that enable people with limited capacity to be more independent and participate in self-care, education, work, leisure activities, and social life.
The iCareCoops project tackles the increasing demand for elderly care at a time of limited resources. Eight partners from seven European countries aimed to create novel ICT-driven solutions to empower care givers and older people in need of care to extend the time they can live in their preferred environment by ...
Measuring Functional Performance: The translation and adaptation of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory - Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) for it’s use in German speaking countries
Background: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) is a useful clinical and research assessment to measure functional performance in children but has limitations in content and age range. Therefore the PEDI-CAT, a computer adaptive testing version, has recently been developed. The addition of new ...
"bliib gsund": a occupational therapy based health promotion program for persons 60+
The healthpromotion programm "bliib gsund" was conducted in a new center for prevention in Linthal (canton Glarus), where practitioners, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists and a fitness instructor are envolved. Abroad, the program was already conducted successfully (like USA, Great Britain, the ...
Evaluation of a dynamic seat for wheelchair
WeTakeCare project aims to empower the collaborative caring and training between an elderly person and their non-professional care-giver, in order to promote independent living of the older person. Hence, the autonomous performance of Activities of the Daily Living (ADL) by the elderly person will be encouraged ...
Telecare Technology for an Ageing Society in Europe
Background:Ageing societies in western countries lead to more people with chronic health conditions and in need of care. Recent developments in technology have led to more devices supporting elderly people. They provide health care and enable elderly people to maintain their autonomy and allow them to live ...
Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics of Translation
Like many other knowledge workers, professional translators spend much of their day making decisions at a computer: reading texts in one language, searching for background information in many languages, referring to terminology databanks to ensure consistency and appropriacy of lexical choices, checking parallel ...
Robotics and autonomous devices in social and health care
Background : Demographic developments, shortage of skilled personnel and growing economic pressure in the health sector lead to an increased focus on technical solutions in the field of medical care and treatment of people. So far, robots are mainly technology-driven and still in the development and testing phase. ...
ADL (Activities of Daily Living) performance in children with mild disabilities: The Use of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills in Evaluation and Intervention
Introduction Occupational therapists are concerned with enabling people to perform the daily life tasks they need, want, or are expected to perform for fullest possible integration into community living and participation in society. Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), disorders of attention ...