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 scope of AEQUIPA, OFFIS examines the application of technology-based interventions on the basis of sensor-detected vital parameters for the preservation of mobility of older people. Furthermore, OFFIS is working on detecting preventive measures for functional decline of muscle groups and is creating a system for monitoring and displaying physical activity.
AEQUIPA is being promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for three years with the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Bremen as the coordinator. Other partners are the Universities of Oldenburg and Bremen, the Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg, the Jacobs University Bremen, as well as TU Dortmund University.
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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
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
Meyer, Jochen and Boll, Susanne and Lippke, Sonia and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia; smartASSIST; 2016
Toborg, M and Schnauber, J and Meyer, J and Boll, S and Koppelin, F; Gesundheitswesen; 2016
Brand, Tilman and Gansefort, Dirk and Rothgang, Heinz and Röseler, Sabine and Meyer, Jochen and Zeeb, Hajo; BMC Public Health; 2016