Care & Technology Lab (IMTT)

IBH-Living Labs

IBH-Lab «Active & Assisted Living» (AAL)


The research network IBH Living Labs is facing the challenge of making sustainable use of AAL Technologies and the associated human assistance services (technical service combinations) in the Lake Constance region across borders and in accordance with country-specific supply systems and technical standards.

To this end, 12 Universities and 21 practice partners from the Lake Constance region have joined forces to form a stable, interdisciplinary research network that identifies and analyses the user-, technical-, network- and market barriers for AAL solutions and develops, prepares and partially implements targeted measures for the sustainable reduction of these barriers.

This process is initially carried out in a framework project, which lasts for almost four years and, if possible, integrates the entire network. Within this period of time, in-depth projects will be set up in which smaller research groups will continue to deal with selected problems related to the identified AAL barriers and implement the corresponding measures.


  • University of Applied Sciences Kempten
  • HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences
  • Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg
  • University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
  • University of Applied Sciences Reutlingen
  • University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
  • University of St. Gallen
  • University of Tübingen
  • University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg
  • Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Zurich
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Christophe Kunze

Head of Institute

Professor of Assistive Technologies

Prof. Dr. Peter König

Head of Institute

Professor of Nursing and Rehabilitation Management

Teresa Klobucnik, M.Sc.

Academic Researcher

Fields of expertise: Gerontology, Sociology