CHARITE – UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
The Charité is the biggest university hospital with a 300year history, in Europe and engages in state-of-the-art research, patient care and education. More than half of the German Nobel Prize winners in medicine and physiology come from the Charité, among them Emil von Behring, Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich. Charité also has an international reputation for excellence in training. It extends over four campuses with more than 100 clinics and institutes bundled under 17 Charité centres.
The Geriatrics Research Group, with its multidisciplinary team, aims to conduct projects in the field of technology and ageing (ICT, AAL, VR) as well as dementia, metabolic syndromes and treatment of stroke and frailty. The main focus of the Geriatrics Research Group is on the development of concepts of assisted therapeutic training at home (SmartSenior, FOG-1, GeriGames, LeVer), conducting usability studies and clinical trials with older people (SmartSenior, GAL, PAGE) and evaluation studies (e.g. the evaluation study of an orthopaedic trainer with Philips Research GmbH (FORT).