Care & Technology Lab (IMTT)


Influencing factors for the successful implementation of a mobile Application for cooperation support in informal supply structures


Innovative approaches to cooperative care concepts within the framework of the neighbourhood approach integrate and network family support, professional care and civic commitment and can thus promote the stabilisation and simultaneous flexibilisation of care services (help mix).

Figure modeled on: Bubolz-Lutz/Kircheldorff, 2006: 26. Own representation.

The complex organization and control requires a technical networking of these professional, semi-professional and informal structures in the social space. Initial technical developments are already being made in other research projects, such as the SONIAnetz project. The prototype developed there, called “Zirkel”, enables the representation of individual networks and facilitates  communication and cooperation between the actors.

In the EIKI project, the prototype developed in the SONIAnetz project is to be converted to a sustainable app, expanded to include the components of the organisation and transferred to the social areas of Fischerbach, Mönchweiler and St. Georgen.


  • Furtwangen University (Project management)
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO
  • Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V.
  • Bürgergemeinschaft Fischerbach e.V.
  • Community of Mönchweiler
  • Generationenbrücke Mönchweiler
  • City of St. Georgen
  • Pflegedienst Schneiderhan
  • Evangelische Altenhilfe St. Georgen gGmbhH


Prof. Dr. Christophe Kunze

Head of Institute

Professor of Assistive Technologies

Madeleine Renyi, M.Sc.

Academic Researcher

Fields of expertise: Medical technology, App development, Communication technologies

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