Franz Werner

Franz Werner

Franz Werner, has a PhD in “medical informatics” from the TU-Vienna and has been working in the field of Ambient Assisted Living since 2006. Since 2014 at the research group for assistive technologies (raltec), since 2016 at the FH Campus Wien before at the TU-Vienna spin-off CEIT RALTEC. As a scientist, he has gained years of experience with user-centered development and evaluation of assistive technologies in national and international AAL projects. His main areas of interest are pattern recognition and human-machine interaction as well as participatory design and evaluation methods. His dissertation work focused on design and analysis of human-machine interfaces in social-assistive robotics (SAR) and on evaluation methodologies of robotics in AAL.


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Krainer, D.; Werner, F. & Oberzaucher, J. (2014). Performance of a socially assistive robot as trainer for physical exercises for older people. In Proceedings of 7rd German AAL-Congress, Januar 21-21, 2014, VDE-Verl., Berlin, Germany.

Werner, F. & Krainer, D. (2013). A Socially Assistive Robot to Support Physical Training of Older People – An End User Acceptance Study. In ICSR 2013, pp. 562-563, Springer Verlag. Heidelberg, Germany.

Werner, F.; Krainer, D.; Oberzaucher, J. & Werner, K. (2013). Evaluation of the Acceptance of a Social Assistive Robot for Physical Training Support Together with Older Users and Domain Experts. In Assistive Technology Research Series, Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice, band 33, pp. 137-142, IOS Press.

Werner, F.; Werner, K. & Oberzaucher, J. (2013). Evaluation of the acceptance of a socially assistive robot by older users within the project KSERA. In Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik, VDE Verlag.

Werner, K. & Werner, F. (2012). Tablets for seniors: Bridging the digital divide. In Gerontechnology 11 (2), pp. 208.

Werner, F.; Werner, K. & Oberzaucher, J. (2012). Real-life evaluation of a socially assistive robot. In Gerontechnology 11 (2), pp. 382.

Werner, F. & Werner, K. (2012). Enhancing the social inclusion of seniors by using tablets as a main gateway to the World Wide Web. In Proceedings of REAL CORP 2012, Re-mixing the city – Towards Sustainability and Resilience?, pp. 1-5. Vienna, Austria.

Ejoupi, A.; Oberzaucher, J.; Werner, F. & Zagler, W. L. (2012). Development of a fall detection model for an instrumented insole. International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health (10th ICICTH). Samos, Greece.

Torta, E.; Oberzaucher, J.; Werner, F.; Cujipers, R. H. & Juola, J. F. (2012). Attitudes Towards Socially Assistive Robots in Intelligent Homes: Results From Laboratory Studies and Field Trials. In Journal of human-Robot Interaction 1 (2), pp. 76-99.

Werner, F.; Werner, K. & Oberzaucher, J. (2012). Tablets for Seniors – An Evaluation of a Current Model (iPad). In Ambient Assisted Living, Springer Verlag, pp. 177-184. Heidelberg, Germany.

Werner, K.; Werner, F. & Oberzaucher, J. (2012). Evaluation of human robot interaction factors of a socially assistive robot together with older people. Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS), IEEE Verlag, pp. 455-460.

Werner, F.; Werner, K. & Oberzaucher, J. (2012). Evaluation eines Tablets (iPad) für und mit Senioren. In Technik für ein selbstbestimmtes Leben, VDE Verlag.

Werner, K.; Werner, F.; Panek, P.; Hlauschek, W. & Diermaier, J. (2011). eHome-Wohnen mit unterstützender Intelligenz. In Ambient Assisted Living – AAL.

Werner, F.; Diermaier, J.; Schmid, S. & Panek, P. (2011). Fall detection with distributed floor-mounted accelerometers: An overview of the development and evaluation of a fall detection system within the project eHome. In Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (5th International Conference on PervasiveHealth), IEEE Verlag, pp. 354-361.

Diermaier, J.; Neyder K.; Werner, F.; Panek, P. & Zagler, W. L. (2008). Distributed Accelerometers as a Main Component in Detecting Activities of Daily Living. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Springer Verlag, pp. 1042-1049. Heidelberg, Germany.

Diermaier, J.; Neyder, K.; Werner, F.; Rauhala, M.; Panek, P. & Zagler, W. L. (2007). Wohnen mit Unterstützender Intelligenz. IKT-Forum für und mit Menschen mit Behinderungen: Praxis–Forschung–Entwicklung. Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria.

Werner, F. (2007). Wohnen mit unterstützender Intelligenz, Zigbee – A Wireless Sensor Network in Elderly Care. In Institut “integriert studieren”. Vienna, Austria.