The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. is a link between science and industry, between research and the application of its results. It was founded in Munich in 1949 as a non-profit registered association. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is an autonomous organization with a decentralised organisational structure, which currently maintains 66 institutes and research units in locations throughout Germany and other countries. The Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT) helps to shape the future with novel, user-oriented products. Fraunhofer FIT has a staff of about 120 researchers from Computer Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Psychology, Business Administration and Economics. They work in interdisciplinary teams and combine insights from computer science and engineering with input from other fields. Our specific strength is a comprehensive user-centred system design process, from test and validation of concepts to the handover of sustainable and performant systems.
Fraunhofer will be responsible to design and organize the user requirements engineering process, the development of a system architecture and the specification of the CAREPATH platform all of which will be refined and updated throughout the project. Furthermore, based upon the imergo®-ICP platform, Fraunhofer will develop a service for polypharmacy management and detection of drug-drug interactions in the context of multimorbidity, which is one of the key components of the clinical decision support system. Additionally, a usability evaluation with CAREPATH target end users will be designed, analysed and results provided to technical partners by Fraunhofer.
Fraunhofer FIT has been involved in several national and international research projects co-financed by public institutions such as the European Commission or the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) in the area of e-Health.
Dr. Carlos A Velasco
Has a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Polytechnic University of Madrid, 1990) and a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1999). He is currently a senior researcher in the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, and manages its Web Compliance Center. Since 1990, Dr. Velasco has held several positions in Research Centers and private companies in the United States, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain. He has managed and manages several national and international R&D projects in the fields of ICT, software and Web engineering, semantic Web, eHealth, accessibility and humancomputer interaction. Dr. Velasco is now the representative of the Fraunhofer Society in the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Dr. Yehya Mohamad
Yehya holds a PhD in Computer Science (Technical University of Aachen) on vital sign detection in real time from sensor signals. He is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT since 2001. He focuses on research in digital health,compliance, usability and accessibility of information systems, standards, user profiling, internet technologies and web of things. He is involved in teaching of courses and laboratories in eHealth area.
Ms. Henrike Gappa
Has a Masters Degree in Special Education (Lesley College, Cambridge, USA, 1984) and the first state examination for teachers of children with special needs (University of Cologne, 1986). Since 1986 she has worked in different research organizations like the University of Cologne with focus on computer-aided intervention for people with special needs. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, she is currently a senior researcher involved in several national and European research projects related to Web accessibility, usability and e-health. Her key working areas are user requirements engineering and design of multimodal user interfaces for people with disabilities and older persons.
Mr. Martin Breidenbach
has a Masters Degree in Computer Science (University of Applied Sciences Cologne, 2018). He is currently a researcher in the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and he is involved in European research projects related to Web accessibility, usability and e-health. During his studies, he was also lecturer at the University of Georgia (Tbilisi) teaching database management and Java/Android programming. Additionally he was working in the fields of eLearning, distributed computing and natural language programming.
Mr. Rohit Hegde
Has a Masters Degree in Computer Science (Technical University Aachen, 2018) He is working now as a researcher in the Fraunhofer institute for Applied Information Technology FIT. His working areas include e-health applications, Data visualizations, Data analytics, usability and Web accessibility. He is involved in many European research projects as well. Additionally he was working in the fields of distributed computing and eLearning.