BRELOMATE

The project BRELOMATE aims at providing socially isolated senior citizens with all the possibilities offered by existing information services and social networks on the Internet.
BRELOMATE

Easy access to applications for senior citizens

An access as easy and uncomplicated as possible is reached by simplifying the usually range of functions and bulky navigation structures of mobile communication devices. In addition, a specific didactic concept will be development to stimulate and support learning processes in the target group of elderly people. By incorporating feedback of the target group in the process of developing, the applications will be adapted to the demands of their users. The interdisciplinary project combines technological procedures with social measures.

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Press coverage

Schnapsen gegen die Einsamkeit

Publication date: 16.01.2015
Medium: Die Presse

Tablets gegen soziale Isolation von Senioren

Publication date: 18.12.2014
Medium: Computerwelt
Author: Michaela Holy

Ältere Menschen sind häufiger von sozialer Isolation betroffen als Jüngere. Kommunikationstechnik könnten helfen, dem entgegen zu wirken. Doch es scheitert meist an der komplexen Handhabung der Geräte. Im Projekt BRELOMATE untersucht die FH St. Pölten, wie Senioren an die Technik herangeführt werden könnten.

Publications

Doppler, J., Gradl, C., Sommer, S., & Rottermanner, G. (2018). Improving User Engagement and Social Participation of Elderly People Through a TV and Tablet-Based Communication and Entertainment Platform. In K. Miesenberger & G. Kouroupetroglou (Eds.), Computers Helping People with Special Needs (pp. 365–373). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Doppler, J., Rottermanner, G., Sommer, S., Pflegerl, J., & Judmaier, P. (2016). Design and Evaluation of a Second Screen Communication and Gaming Platform for Fostering Teleparticipation of the Socially Isolated Elderly. In R. Wichert & H. Klausing (Eds.), Ambient Assisted Living - 8. AAL-Kongress 2015 (Vol. Advanced Technologies and Societal Change, pp. 3–13). Frankfurt am Main: Springer International Publishing.
Doppler, J., Sommer, S., Gradl, C., & Rottermanner, G. (2016). BRELOMATE - A Distributed, Multi-device Platform for Online Information, Communication and Gaming Services Among the Elderly. In K. Miesenberger, C. Bühler, & P. Penaz (Eds.), Computers Helping People with Special Needs (Part 1) (Vol. 9758, pp. 277–280). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Doppler, J. (2015, June). Imagine15: BRELOMATE Eine Spiele- und Kommunikationsplattform für ältere Menschen. Wien, Austria.
Sommer, S., Rottermanner, G., Pflegerl, J., Weißenböck, J., Gruber, W., Judmaier, P., & Doppler, J. (2015). Mediengestützte Kommunikation für ältere Menschen. In T. Kern, J. Kastner, M. Jungwirth, H. Mayr, & C. Rau (Eds.), Wegbereiter – Karrierepfade durch ein Fachhochschulstudium. Hagenberg.
Sommer, S., Doppler, J., Rottermanner, G., Judmaier, P., & Pflegerl, J. (2015). BRELOMATE - Ein Second Screen Spiele- und Kommunikationsportal für ältere Menschen. In A. Weisbecker & A. Schmidt (Eds.), Mensch und Computer 2015 – Workshopband (pp. 605–609). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
Pflegerl, J., & Rottermanner, G. (2014, November). Multiscreen als Mittel gegen soziale Isolation älterer Menschen am Beispiel des benefit-Projekts BRELOMATE. Presented at the Forum Medientechnik, St. Pölten.
Doppler, J., & Sommer, S. (2014, May). BRELOMATE - Breaking Loneliness With Mobile Assistive Technologies for Elderly. Presented at the uDay XII - AAL Testregion Westösterreich, Dornbirn, Austria.
Pflegerl, J., Rottermanner, G., Judmaier, P., Sommer, S., Doppler, J., Gruber, W., … Niederer, C. (2014). Multiscreen als Mittel gegen soziale Isolation älterer Menschen am Beispiel des benefit-Projekts BRELOMATE. In M. Seidl & G. Schmiedl (Eds.), Forum Medientechnik - Next Generation, New Ideas: Beiträge der Tagung 2014 an der Fachhochschule St. Pölten (pp. 283–296). Glückstadt: vwh Verlag.
Judmaier, P., Rottermanner, G., Sommer, S., Schöffer, L., & Pflegerl, J. (2014). Probleme mit Tangible Interfaces im Ambient Assisted Living. In Proceedings of the BGI Workshop at MuC 2014.