Care & Technology Lab (IMTT)


HEIKE - IT-assistance system for improving hand disinfection in german hospitals


According to a study conducted by the Charité in 2015, 23,000 people in Europe die each year from the consequences of an infection with multi-resistant germs. The tendency is rising. The main reason for the spread of these germs, such as MRSA, is the lack of hygiene of staff in the care facilities when dealing with patients. The reasons for this lie in the lack of awareness of the problem, the high work density and the associated lack of time and the lack of qualifications of the nursing staff involved.

The aim of the HEIKE project is to develop new, technology-supported possibilities that support the treating staff in the hospital environment in taking measures on the patient and thus increase their compliance with regards to hand disinfection.

The basis for this is a mobile, networked disinfectant dispenser and Augmented Reality Technology. The Technologies will be further developed in the project and integrated into a system that automatically recognizes the actions performed on the patient and provides additional information based on these actions. Finally, the measures carried out are automatically documented in the system, which reduces the administrative overhead for operational personnel.


  • FZI Research Centre for Computer Science in Karlsruhe
  • Institute for Laser Technology in Medicine and Measurement Technique (ILM), Ulm
  • Retirement Home Fürstlich-Fürstenbergisches Altenpflegeheim Hüfingen
  • Hahn-Schickard Villingen-Schwenningen
  • Hahn-Schickard Institute for Micro Assembly Technology
  • Furtwangen University
  • University of Ulm – Institute of Psychology and Education
  • University of Stuttgart – Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design



Prof. Dr. Christophe Kunze

Head of Institute

Professor of Assistive Technologies

Prof. Dr. Peter König

Head of Institute

Professor of Nursing and Rehabilitation Management

Anastasia Lebedeva, B.Sc.

Academic Researcher

Field of expertise: Applied Health Sciences and Technology