Mobil bis ins hohe Alter

Mobil bis ins hohe Alter

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Public transport is often problematic for older people – many activities that are easy for younger persons pose partly or completely obstacles: ticket machines are particularly difficult to use or impossible to understand, entering and exiting the trams and buses often constitute a physical challenge, especially while travelling with luggage, and planning a route using the available timetables can be a difficult undertaking. Consequently, the willingness of older people to use public transport as a viable alternative to the concept of personal mobility increases with age and disabilities. The research project "Mobia - mobility for elderly persons" promotes mobility of elderly. Based on a user-centred design, Mobia’s central driving force is the needs of older person and persons with mobility difficulties. Passenger’s life experience gained during the use of public transport is the starting point for the integrated development of age-appropriate technology and services. In Mobia, already tested and proven technical components are combined with new human-based services and management models into an overall concept and its ability to function to test under everyday conditions.


  • B2M Software AG, Karlsruhe
  • DFKI GmbH, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Saarbrücken
  • iso-Institut, Institut für Sozialforschung und Sozialwirtschaft e. V., Saarbrücken
  • Saarbahn GmbH, Saarbrücken (Koordination)
  • ZBB, Zentrum für Bildung und Beruf Saar gGmbH, Burbach

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Contact Person
Dr.-Ing. Jan Alexandersson

Publications about the project

Daniel Bieber, Kathleen Schwarz, Johannes Tröger, Jan Alexandersson, Jochen Britz, Maurice Rekrut

In: Jia Zhou , Gavriel Salvendy . Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging: Second International Conference, ITAP 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17--22, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. Pages 129-140 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 9754 ISBN 978-3-319-39943-0 Springer International Publishing 6/2016.

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David Banz, Bieber Daniel, Kathleen Schwarz, Florin Spanachi, Martin Thoma, Johannes Tröger, Maurice Rekrut, Jan Alexandersson, Jochen Britz

In: Reiner Wichert , Helmut Klausing (editor). Ambient Assisted Living 7.AAL-Kongress 2014. Deutscher AAL-Kongress (AAL-2014) January 21-22 Berlin Germany Pages 157-167 ISBN 978-3-319-11865-9 Springer 2015.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz