Christian Flachberger

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A new assistive system to support the independence of handicapped persons and elderly persons with handicaps is under development at the Working Group on Rehabilitation Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. This paper describes the concept of the system. To meet the requirements of the very different possible users, high flexibility in(More)
Up from a certain degree of impairment motor-and multiple disabled children rarely are able to use conventional environmental control and augmentative communication systems. To attain this ability, in many cases customer tailored user-interfaces plus a long-time training process is necessary. Even learning the relation between reason and effect and(More)
The paper introduces " AUTONOMY " , an assistive system developed by the authors. The goal of this system is to contribute to the autonomy of motor-and multiple impaired persons in daily life and to empower them to live a more selfdetermined and independent life at home (and not in an institution). AUTONOMY is a multifunctional modular system designed for(More)
This paper is about European networked crisis and disaster management and how to achieve more intelligent decision support and better collaboration. Although collaboration processes are established, the underlying information management tools today don't support integrated electronic information management in multi-organizational scenarios. This leads to a(More)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT The international Red Cross declared that the strengthening of the population's resilience is one of the most important challenges in today's crisis and disaster management 1. For instance, the Austrian crisis and disaster management heavily relies on a large volunteer community 2. However, the enduring and formal membership in voluntary(More)
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