Project overview

Instant messaging and social relationships: effects of using WhatsApp on the subjective quality and formation of social relationships of people aged 65+

Research objectives: In light of the significant increase in the use of the internet and mobile devices by older adults (65+), the project asks what effects the use of WhatsApp has on the quality and the formation of social relationships of users aged 65+.

Affective factors of robot acceptance in people aged over 60

The project aims to assess which affective reactions people aged 60+ have towards robots in care and service situations.

AGE-NT Age(ing) in society: national innovation network

The AGE-NT network contributes to the development of effective, sustainable and socially acceptable solutions for ensuring a high quality of life for people in the third age (60+) and fourth age (80+). The joint strategy of the network combines and coordinates R&D activities in applied research on age(ing).

Smart Cuff Project

Enabling older adults or high-risk patients to stay at home before or soon after hospitalisation could significantly reduce public health costs and increase patient quality of life.

IBH Living Lab Active and Assisted Living

The aim of the project is to enable people with physical and psychological constraints to have a better quality of life thanks to AAL (Active & Assisted Living) solutions, while at the same time facilitating and supporting the work of carers. An international network of universities in the wider Lake Constance area has been created for this purpose


BREF Project AALiving – Constructing a natural testing environment for AAL

The goal of AALiving Lab@home is to enable older adults to continue living independently in their usual surroundings for as long as possible. The development of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies is vital for this purpose.

Digitalisation and age – the use of digital services by people aged 65+

Whether in the form of ticket machines, self-service check-in machines at airports, or online banking and shopping: digital services are becoming more and more widespread. Face-to-face contact decreases as the number of self-service technologies (SSTs) increases.

Sensitising stationary and ambulatory care facilities and training centres to the needs of older LGBTI and people living with HIV/AIDS in Switzerland – Study commissioned by PINK CROSS

The aim of the study is to sensitise care institutions for the older (stationary and ambulatory facilities, as well as educational centres) in Switzerland to the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), as well as to the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.