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Ongoing third-party funded projects

Projects

Issues and aspects of an inclusive society are reflected in the diversity of the research projects of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Projects funded by third parties which are already completed can be found in the archive (German), which is sorted by the date of project completion.

 

Starting 2022

  • Project objective: The goal of RehaLand is to develop and implement a didactic concept for university teaching that links problem-oriented casework with innovative human-technology interaction and supports students in the Bachelor of Rehabilitation Education in understanding the constantly changing, interdisciplinary rehabilitation landscape - i.e. educational practice as well as the various scientific disciplines.
  • Field: Qualitative Research Methods and Strategic Communication for Health, Inclusion and Participation, Language & Communication
  • Project lead: Dr. Michélle Möhring, Dr. Nadine Elstrodt-Wefing
  • Duration: 2022 - 2023
  • Cooperation partner(s): ---
  • Funding: Foundation Innovation in University Teaching

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  • Project objective: Validating the innovation potential of the Easy Reading Framework for digitally disadvantaged groups of people.
  • Field: Rehabilitation Technology
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Christian Bühler
  • Duration: 2022 - 2024
  • Cooperation partner(s): Social Research Center Dortmund and partners from science, research, civil society, politics & practice
  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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  • Project objective: The IDEAS project aims to identify children at high risk for autism spectrum disorder in a time-efficient manner and without long waiting times, enabling further specific diagnostics.
  • Field: Language and Communication
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Ute Ritterfeld
  • Duration: 01.06.2022 - 31.05.2025
  • Cooperation partner(s): SpeechCare GmbH (Klaus Kugelmann); Medical Faculty of the Leipzig University, Department of Paediatric Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (PD Dr. med. Daniel Radeloff); Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT (Jan Wellmann); KIZMO GmbH (Dr. Michael Buschermöhle)
  • Funding: BMBF
  • Project objective: Technology-assisted early identification of multilingual children at risk for a language development disorder
  • Field: Language and Communication
  • Project lead: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Anna-Lena Scherger
  • Duration: 2022 - 2025
  • Cooperation partner(s): Tom Fritzsche (University of Potsdam), Marcin Wlodarczak (University of Stockholm)
  • Funding: DFG
  • Project objective: The aim of the project is to raise awareness as well as to empower and train people with disabilities to actively participate in the implementation of both a feedback mechanism and complaints system to improve public sector websites.
  • Field: Rehabilitation Technology
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Christian Bühler
  • Duration: Jan. 2022 - Jan. 2024
  • Cooperation partner(s): FUNKA (Sweden), EBU (France), SYNTHESIS (Cyprus)
  • Funding: EU ERASMUS+

Starting 2021

  • Project objective: Planning, implementation, and evaluation of measures for empowering self-determined digital participation for different target groups (e.g. people with disabilities, educational professionals, senior citizens) in different contexts (e.g. work, leisure, living).
  • Field: Qualitative Research Methods and Strategic Communication for Health, Inclusion and Participation (CHIP)
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Matthias R. Hastall
  • Duration: 2021 - 2022
  • Cooperation partner(s): Diakonisches Werk im Kirchenkreis Recklinghausen
  • Funding: Diakonisches Werk im Kirchenkreis Recklinghausen

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  • Project objective: To build and establish a vision outpatient clinic for children that provides evidence-based and multi-method vision diagnostics and thus a research platform.  
  • Field: Vision, Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Sarah Weigelt
  • Duration: 2021 - 2023
  • Cooperation partner(s): Prof. em. Dr. Renate Walthes
  • Funding: Theodor Springmann Foundation

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Starting 2020

  • Project objective: Results will add to the empirical evidence on the changes in collaboration and clinical processes that need to be considered when implementing electronic medical records.
  • Field: Sociology of rehabilitation
  • Project lead: Interim Prof. Dr. Ute Karbach
  • Duration: 2020 - 2023
  • Cooperation partner(s): Prof. Dr. Holger Pfaff, University of Cologne; Prof. Dr. Köberlein-Neu, Bergische University Wuppertal
  • Funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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  • Project objective: To assess the development process and potential barriers to the nationwide establishment of Medical Centers for Adults with Disabilities (MZEB).
  • Field: Sociology of rehabilitation
  • Project lead: Interim Prof. Dr. Ute Karbach
  • Duration: Expected May 2020 - April 2023
  • Cooperation partner(s): Prof. Dr. Katharina Rathmann (Consortium leader: Fulda University of Applied Sciences)
  • Funding: Innovation Fund of the gBA

Starting 2019

Part of the joint project Children of mentally ill parents at risk evaluation (COMPARE)

  • Project objective: Investigation of emotional processing and emotional regulation of children of mentally ill parents
  • Field: Vision, Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Sarah Weigelt
  • Duration: 2019 - 2024
  • Cooperation partner(s): Prof. Dr. Rudolph Stark, JLU Gießen; Prof. Dr. Christina Schwenck, JLU Gießen
  • Funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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  • Project objective: Promoting an explorative and inclusive attitude through a cross-university seminar on the topic of movement and virtual reality.
  • Field: Physical and motor development in rehabilitation and pedagogy
  • Project lead: Dr. Caterina Schäfer
  • Duration: 2019 - 2021
  • Cooperation partner(s): Dr. David Wiesche, Department of Physical Education, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Funding: Mercator Foundation (Mercur Research Center Ruhr)

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  • Project objective: Development and evaluation of a computer-based platform combining (a) digital therapy concepts for ADHD, (b) psychoeducation, (c) regular progress diagnostics.
  • Field: Methods of empirical educational research
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Jörg-Tobias Kuhn
  • Duration: March 2019 - February 2022
  • Cooperation partner(s): Prof. Dr. Maic Masuch (University of Duisburg-Essen), Meister Cody GmbH (Düsseldorf)
  • Funding: EFRE.NRW

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Starting 2018

  • Project objective: Development of a mobile system for digitally supported, multimedia-based learning and training of practical action sequences in vocational training and work processes
  • Field: Rehabilitation technology
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Bühler (overall project management: FTB Research Institute Technology and Disability of the Volmarstein Foundation, Helmut Heck).
  • Duration: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2021
  • Cooperation partner(s): Dortmund University of Technology (Department of Rehabilitation Technology), Schlicherum Vocational Training Center, Hamburger Arbeitsassistenz.
  • Funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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  • Project objective: Development and evaluation of a barrier-free digital learning environment in video-based and reflective teacher education
  • Field: Physical and motor development
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Bühler (Overall Project Management: Prof. Dr. Stephan Hußmann, DoKoll)
  • Duration: October 2018 - March 2022
  • Cooperation partner(s): didactics of mathematics (primary and secondary level), didactics of computer science, didactics of German, didactics of music, DoBus
  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Project objective: To qualify people with disabilities, essentially with learning disabilities, for the primary labor market through the use of digital media, in particular through the use of AR applications.
  • Field: Rehabilitation technology
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Bühler (overall project management: Martin Künemund, Josefsheim Bigge gGmbH, Berufsbildungswerk).
  • Duration: April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2021
  • Cooperation partner(s): JosefsheimBigge gGmbH, Dortmund University of Technology Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Rehabilitation Technology, Hannoversche Werkstätten gGmbH, Lebenshilfe Erfurt gGmbH.
  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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  • Project objective: Scientific monitoring of the rehabilitation pedagogical additional qualification of the BAG BBW according to the framework regulation BIBB
  • Field: Rehabilitation technology
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Bühler
  • Duration: from 2018
  • Cooperation partner(s): Federal Association of Vocational Training Centers (BAG BBW)
  • Funding: Federal Association of Vocational Training Centers (BAG BBW)
  • Project objective: Investigating developmental trajectories of the visual brain in children using behavioral and imaging techniques to answer the question "How do children see the world?"
  • Field: Vision, Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Sarah Weigelt
  • Duration: 2018-2023
  • Cooperation partner(s): -
  • Funding: VolkswagenStiftung

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Starting 2017

  • Project objective: The project investigates the development of extinction learning in early childhood and adolescence.
  • Field: Vision, Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Sarah Weigelt
  • Duration: 2017-2021
  • Cooperation partner(s): Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Funding: German Research Foundation

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