Space AGE Space - Elderly Care in a Digitally Connected World
Chair Interviewed by Real Estate Journal
Moderation of BuildTech Excellence Forum
New life/care concepts
Plenary Talk at EU Interegio Conference baltse@nior in Poznan
Teleoperation of robotic excavator in Saga from Tokyo 11th January 2020
Kick off New Research Center Advanced Technology University of Tokyo "Inclusive Design"
Keynote at Kick Off Symposium for New "Inclusive Design Research Center" at the University of Tokyo
REACH presented at world largest gerontechnology conference + exhibition: GIES
Chair gives keynote at architectural institute of Japan on architectural regenesis by robotics
Chair heads panel for 3rd International VDI Conference on Smart Construction Equipment December 3-4, 2019, Munich, Germany
br2 at Danish Bavarian Workshop on Robotics/ICT in Horizon 2020
CEN-CENELEC Standards + Innovation Award 2019 goes to Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner
Design Action 2030: Sustainable Development for Our Future Society 2nd International Forum of Sino-German Industrial Design Innovation Research School at Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Chair gives Plenary Talk at IEEE, arso Conference on social Robotics in BIT Beijing, China
BCA Delegation from Singapore at br2 on 25th october 2019 for future construction robotics roadmap 2030
Chair Keynote on Robotic City Moscow
Chair Contributes : "Robotic Construction/Health Space" for MSRM@work
Visiting Researcher MR. Kinoshita Presents EU Project Hephaestus at SCR in Kitakyushu


Master Project: Developing Interior Smart Units for Older Persons Living with Dementia – novel care solutions in the COVID-19 context

The COVID-19 context (and similar crises and pandemics that may come up in the future for which the world needs to better prepared) implies a series of challenges and constraints on future care and health care. Specifically, older persons who often have multimorbidities belong to the so-called vulnerable group of the population. In general, with regards to care for older person in ageing society, the following response categories can be identified:

  1. “Before” – prevention, physical/functional training, and the building up of resilience among older persons in general.

  2. “During” – Managing the impact of “social distancing” on care, individual well-being, independent living, etc.

  3. “After” – solutions/interventions to manage once affected like modular ICUs specifically designed for handling COVID-19 cases of similar future instances of it (as suggested by Prof. Bock) or maybe even solutions for instantly deployable modular hospitals that can on demand be allocated/re-allocated within Europe or maybe even by WHO on a worldwide basis. China showed how it works – but it could be even done much better if this approach would be more formalized and systemized, equipped with high-tech, etc.

Carefully designed and human-centered technology-based and digital solutions can play a crucial role in responding to the challenges. In the care context, specifically older persons living with dementia and the carers and care systems working with them are among the most affected ones.

Chair: Chair of Building Realization and Robotics, Prof. T. Bock, Dr. T. Linner (course coordinator)

Language: English, English support (i.e. lecture/learning materials in English, group work/individual reviews in English)

Study level: Master

Kick-off date: 22.04.2020

Meetings: Wed. 13:15 – 17:45

Learning Mode (for SS 2020 due to COVID-19 context): 

The course was in TUM-Online enabled as E-Learning Kurs (Moodle). All instructions (including teaching materials, lectures, tasks, etc.) will be provided in Moodle; face-to-face meetings (on-desk critique meetings, intermediate and final presentations, etc.) will be carried out on Adobe Connect (which has a direct link with Moodle; invitations to the face-to-face meetings in Adobe Connect will be provided to students in Moodle).

Students log in to Moodle with their TUM account on:

Note: Students register for the course on TUM-Online. All registrations are by TUM online automatically transferred to Moodle.

Interm. reviews: TBD

Final Presentation: 22.07.2020


Contact person:

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner

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Click below to download the course syllabus and presentation: