In the context of demographic change with an increase in medical services and at the same time a demand for a cost-efficient and affordable healthcare system, it is important to optimize processes. This also applies to laboratory analyses, which make an important contribution to patient care.
In addition to the increasing use of digital technologies in healthcare, there is also an increased use of health apps in private life. A common focus of digital solutions is often on promoting physical activity or improving musculoskeletal complaints. To develop these digital solutions, companies need knowledge and the latest findings in the fields of anatomy, physiotherapy and motion analysis. According to the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria, the FFG qualification seminar "Moving" contributes to the improvement of existing digital solutions and the development of new innovations.
According to the WHO, non-communicable diseases such as chronic heart and lung diseases, insult, cancer, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, accounted for around 40 million deaths worldwide in 2015, which is around 70% of the total number of deaths.
With age, the performance and independence of people decrease. This is often further increased by illnesses and injuries. In addition to movement restrictions and problems in carrying out activities of daily life, there is a reduction of participation in social life and consequently in the quality of life.
The Austrian Space Forum (Österreichisches Weltraum Forum, head: Gernot Grömer) requested the support of the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria now for the second time since the last project 2018.
The upcoming program AMADEE-20 will take place in fall 2020 in Israel and will cover a five week research in the desert to simulate the conditions on the surface of Mars.
With the frequent application of anthelmintics, the targeted micro-organisms become more and more resistant. For some time now, the focus has been on searching for alternative active agents to treat farm animals. Furthermore in the case of parasite infestation, biological treatment is preferable, in order to preserve the animals as a resource for food production.
Within the last decades, there has been a significant increase in sitting time. As long periods of daily sitting, especially in long bouts (e.g. more than 45 minutes), are linked to numerous diseases, which cannot be fully compensated by physical activity, various initiatives have been started to reduce sitting time in daily life.
Early detection of language development disorders and a timely delivery of appropriate measures derived therefrom can prevent the secondary consequences of language learning disorders. In particular, phonologically delayed disorders, can have an impact on the development of literacy and placing the child at risk for dyslexia. Due to the high demand for speech therapy, however, many children wait up to 4 months before therapy can be started.
The aim of stroke rehabilitation is to significantly increase the patient’s quality of life. In addition to traditional therapy, the use of more widespread consumer electronics (e.g. smart phones, tablets, gesture-controlled devices or virtual reality devices) can help to support the rehabilitation.
E-learning is defined as „all types of learning with the use of digital media, either the presentation or the distribution of learning material or the communication between students and teachers“ (Kerres und Preußler 2012). In physiotherapy education parts of lessons could be added by e-learning, to offer students the opportunity to learn and repeat at their own responsibilty.
The prevalence of work-related physical stress in primary school teachers worldwide depending on the region ranges from 32% to 67%. The three most affected regions of the body are the neck (39% to 69%), the lower back (38% to 48%) and the shoulders (28% to 73%)(Moom et al., 2015; Karakaya et al., 2015; Yue et al., 2012; Korkmaz et al., 2011; Chong and Chan, 2010; Nurul et al., 2010; Cardoso et al., 2009).