Christian Schwab

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Industrial automation is currently on the cusp to the application of distributed systems based on distributed intelligence enabling distributed decision making within control. As one main technology within this field IEC 61499 based function block systems would be applied. But the usage of function block systems may cause problems which have to be avoided(More)
The paper presents the design and implementation of an innovative Integrated Development Environment, developed within the ongoing European Research Project TORERO, to model and design reusable distributed control systems (DCS). This project proposes an architecture which relies on a development environment based on the Eclipse tool and the emerging(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life (Qol) is an increasingly used outcome measure in dementia research. The QUALIDEM is a dementia-specific and proxy-rated Qol instrument. We aimed to determine the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability in residents with dementia in German nursing homes. METHODS The QUALIDEM consists of nine subscales that were applied to a(More)
OBJECTIVE For people with dementia, the concept of quality of life (Qol) reflects the disease's impact on the whole person. Thus, Qol is an increasingly used outcome measure in dementia research. This systematic review was performed to identify available dementia-specific Qol measurements and to assess the quality of linguistic validations and reliability(More)
BACKGROUND There are various definitions and diagnostic criteria for dementia, leading to discrepancies in case ascertainment in both clinical practice and research. We reviewed the different definitions, approaches and measurements used to operationalize dementia in health care studies in German nursing homes with the aim of discussing the implications of(More)