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Project iCare

iCare - Open iCare Assistant - Open Intelligent Infrastructure to Support Ambulant and Stationary Care Services


demographic development, changing family structures, higher requirements of the caring personnel in ambulant and stationary care, unmet need for well qualified care personnel


Development of an assistive system to improve the quality of care and the quality of life of elder people. It shall be applicable on different levels: independent living, ambulant care, stationary care. Users shall be supported in their self-determination, and caring personnel shall be supported in their work. The technical implementation is based on a scalable infrastructure, which is integrated into a homogeneous application environment via open interfaces, heterogeneous services and end-user devices.


  • user requirements analysis
  • integration into FTB's test dwelling
  • demonstration

Project Partners

  • Fachhochschule Dortmund
  • Fachhochschule Bielefeld
  • Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein / Forschungsinstitut Technologie und Behinderung, Wetter
  • Pflegedienst Hübenthal, Dortmund
  • Senioreneinrichtung Bochum GmbH
  • Döring Industrie-Elektronik GmbH, Velbert
  • locate solution GmbH, Essen
  • Devolo AG, Aachen
  • Home and Life Care, Solingen
  • Aizo AG, Schlieren, Schweiz
  • FernUniversität Hagen


10/2012 - 5/2015


The universities of applied sciences are supported by the Ministry for Innovation of the federal state Northrhine-Westfalia within the programme "Ziel2 NRW FH Extra.


  • Dr.-Ing. Helmut Heck 
  • B. Sc. Inform. Frank Berker