QuoVadis Networked living in the quarter with dementia


Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are among the heaviest live restricting diseases, with increasing numbers of cases. While patients and relatives cannot avoid searching for daily support at an advanced state of dementia, patients in the earlier states of the diseases are often still able to master most of their daily living on their own. For this purpose, new forms of living such as dementia shared apartments have been created in the last couple of years.

In order to enable dementia patients to live on their own, in their own apartment, the project “QuoVadis” aims at adapting services and technologies that are in use today for dementia shared apartments to individual apartments, and to deploy these in residential quarter apartments. Residential quarters enable independent living but additionally offer an optimized safety and support concept. In order to better support the needs of dementia patients, apartments in two quarters, in the city of Oldenburg and in the rural area of Wesermarsch, will be equipped with technology that safeguards patient care and safety and is optimally integrated into the existing structures of the residential quarters. The acquired data are transmitted to the quarter manager, who receives information about the inhabitants using a centralized user interface.


External Leader

Alexander Jüptner, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Electricity Metering for Dementia Care

Gerka, Alexander; Lübeck, Felix; Eichelberg, Marco; Hein, Andreas; VDE-Kongress 2016 – Internet der Dinge. Technologien / Anwendungen / Perspektiven.; 11 / 2016

QuoVadis – Definition of Requirements and Conception for Interconnected Living in a Quarter for Dementia Patients

Gerka, Alexander; Abmeier, Nadine; Schwarz, Marie-Luise; Brinkmann-Gerdes, Stefanie ; Eichelberg, Marco; Hein, Andreas; Zukunft Lebensräume: Gesundheit, Selbstständigkeit und Komfort im demografischen Wandel Konzepte und Technologien für die Wohnungs-, Immobilien-, Gesundheits- und Pflegewirtschaft; 2016

Ambient Water Usage Sensor for the Identification of Daily Activities

Gerka, Alexander and Bayer, Finn and Eichelberg, Marco and Frenken, Melina and Hein, Andreas ; Global Internet of Things Summit; 06 / 2017

Analyse von Versorgungsprozessen in Wohngemeinschaften für Menschen mit eingeschränkter Alltagskompentenz

Alexander Gerka, Simon Remy, Christian Lins, Christian Lüpkes, Andreas Hein; 17. Deutscher Kongress für Versorgungsforschung; 10 / 2018

A Clustering-based Approach to Determine a Standardized Statistic for Daily Activities of Elderly Living Alone

Alexander Gerka and Christian Lins and Max Pfingsthorn and Marco Eichelberg and Sebastian Müller and Christian Stolle and Andreas Hein; Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,; 2019

Interconnected living in a quarter for persons with dementia

Gerka, A and Eichelberg, M and Stolle, C and Tietjen-Müller, C and Brinkmann-Gerdes, S and Hein, A; Informatics for Health and Social Care; 2019

Multivariate Event Detection for Non-intrusive Load Monitoring

Gerka, Alexander and Cauchi, Benjamin and Hein, Andreas; The Ninth International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies (AMBIENT); 009 / 2019

Johanniter- Unfall- Hilfe e.V.
GSG OLDENBURG Bau- und Wohngesellschaft mbH


Start: 31.01.2015
End: 30.01.2018

Source of funding


FKZ: A90766