AEQUIPA Physical activity and health equity: primary prevention for healthy ageing


Growing old healthily is an important subject in our society and the recent demographic change. Everyone benefits from the improvement in healthy ageing and therefore a better quality of life. However, it may also profit the society as whole, not least by possibly reducing costs and discharging the health system.
An important key to ageing healthily is physical activity. In the past, numerous health campaigns have already been carried out with the aim of motivating to more physical activity. Still, they have been so far lacking adequate measures of intervention which comply to this specific target group.


The aim of the project AEQUIPA is the development of interventions which promote physical activity in old age. Therefore, factors within a community which influence the mobility are being investigated and interventions developed. A special focus lies on measures which are applicable to all socio- economic groups of people within the community.

Within the framework of AEQUIPA, OFFIS is investigating the use of technology-supported interventions based on sensor-based vital parameters to maintain the mobility of older people.

AEQUIPA is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology in Bremen is responsible for coordinating the joint project. Other partners are the Universities of Oldenburg, Bremen and Heidelberg, the Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg, the Jacobs University Bremen, as well as the TU Chemnitz and Dortmund.

ActiStairs: Design and Acceptance of a Technology-Based Intervention to Advocate Stair-Climbing in Public Spaces

Meyer, Jochen and Beck, Elke and von Holdt, Kai and Gansefort, Dirk and Brand, Tilman and Zeeb, Hajo and Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care; 2018

ActiThings Toolkit - Towards Supporting Older Adults' Adherence to Home-based Physical Exercise Programs by Providing Notifications in Opportune Moments

Beck, Elke and von Holdt, Kai and Meyer, Jochen; Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,; 2018

Defining Adherence: Making Sense of Physical Activity Tracker Data

Tang, Lie Ming and Meyer, Jochen and Epstein, Daniel A and Bragg, Kevin and Engelen, Lina and Bauman, Adrian and Kay, Judy; Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol.; 2018

Using Activity Tracker Data for the Assessment of Physical Activity in Public Health Studies

Meyer, Jochen and von Holdt, Kai and Bragina, Inna and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia; 2018 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI); 2018

Development and evaluation of two web-based interventions for the promotion of physical activity in older adults: study protocol for a community-based controlled intervention trial

Muellmann, Saskia and Bragina, Inna and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia and Rost, Eric and Lippke, Sonia and Meyer, Jochen and Schnauber, Jochen and Wasmann, Merlin and Toborg, Merle and Koppelin, Frauke and Brand, Tilman and Zeeb, Hajo and Pischke, Claudia R.; BMC Public Health; 2017

How to Tackle Key Challenges in the Promotion of Physical Activity among Older Adults (65+): The AEQUIPA Network Approach

Forberger, Sarah and Bammann, Karin and Bauer, Jürgen and Boll, Susanne and Bolte, Gabriele and Brand, Tilman and Hein, Andreas and Koppelin, Frauke and Lippke, Sonia and Meyer, Jochen and Pischke, Claudia R and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia and Zeeb, Hajo; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 2017

Identification and Classification of Usage Patterns in Long-Term Activity Tracking

Meyer, Jochen and Wasmann, Merlin and Heuten, Wilko and El Ali, Abdallah and Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems; 2017

PROMOTE: Tailoring Physical Activity Interventions to Promote Healthy Ageing

Bragina, I and Lippke, S and Pischke, C and Meyer, J and Muellmann, S and Rost, E and Zeeb, H and Voelcker-Rehage, C; Innovation in Aging; 2017

Förderung der körperlichen Aktivität bei älteren Menschen durch körpernahe Sensorik Die PROMOTE Studie

Meyer, Jochen and Boll, Susanne and Lippke, Sonia and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia; smartASSIST; 2016

Long Term Use of Smart Health Devices for Supporting Healthy Living

Jochen Meyer Jochen Schnauber Wilko Heuten; 04 / 2016

Mittels Nutzereinbeziehung zu mehr Akzeptanz einer technikgestüutzten Präventionsmaßnahme zur Bewegungsförderung Älterer

Toborg, M and Schnauber, J and Meyer, J and Boll, S and Koppelin, F; Gesundheitswesen; 2016

Promoting community readiness for physical activity among older adults in Germany – protocol of the ready to change intervention trial

Brand, Tilman and Gansefort, Dirk and Rothgang, Heinz and Röseler, Sabine and Meyer, Jochen and Zeeb, Hajo; BMC Public Health; 2016

TU Dortmund
Jacobs University Bremen
Jade Hochschule
Universität Bremen
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology BIPS
Metropolregion Bremen-Oldenburg im Nordwesten e. V.
Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e. V.
Universitätsklinik für Geriatrie, Klinikum Oldenburg
Universität Oldenburg


Start: 31.01.2015
End: 30.01.2021

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