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Dr. Rainer Wieching


Divisional Director Health and Prevention

Mail: rainer.wieching(at)uni-siegen.de

Room: US-E 118

Phone: +49 (0)271/ 740 – 3019

Office hours: On appointment


Dr. Rainer Wieching (sports science graduate, sports teacher, exercise physiologist, project manager and EU coordinator). As part of his work in the health sector, he has coordinated several successful EU and BMBF research projects in the area of health, ageing, care and prevention.

The project iStoppFalls (EU FP7, 2011-2014) focuses on the prevention of falls and the promotion of seniors’ physical activity through ICT-based training programs. The project MobiAssist (VDI / VDE, BMBF, 2015-2018) is developing a mobilization assistant to support the care of people with dementia and their relatives. The My AHA (my active and healthy aging) project, (H2020, EU, 2016-2020) aims to improve early detection and reduce the risk of physical frailty and cognitive impairment, depression and falls in old age. In the field of self-learning, adaptive systems, he participates in the project Cognitive Village (VDI / VDE, BMBF, 2015-2018).

Current national and international research projects focus on the use of robotics systems in nursing in an intercultural comparison between Germany and Japan: Project HAPPIER (Healthy Aging Program with Personalized Interactive Empathetic Robots), (DAAD 2018-2019) with the Robotics Institute of Waseda University of Tokyo and Project ARiA (Applied Robotics in the Care of the Elderly in the Working Scenarios of the Future), (BMBF 2018) in Science Year 2018.

For 15 years, he has founded and led a Healthcare SME, responsible for the technical, medical and scientific aspects of Global Pharmaceutical Marketing for Cardiovascular and Oncology. With a focus on pharma marketing, certified medical education (CME), ICT-based communication and information systems on evidence-based medicine (clinical trials and national and international guidelines) and medical technology (ultrasound).

As part of his studies and doctorate, he has researched and worked in the laboratory of the Physiological Institute of the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS Cologne) and in the lung function and performance test laboratory of the Children’s Hospital of the Aachen University Hospital (RWTH Aachen), responsible for performance tests, biosignal analysis, data management, Computer algorithms and statistical analysis.

In addition, based on his 8 years in an engineering office, he has extensive experience in system analysis, data modeling and programming of complex real-time process control systems in the energy industry (process data model, measurement and message processing, topology and network calculation).



Matthew A Brodie, Milou J Coppens, Andreas Ejupi, Yves J Gschwind, Janneke Annegarn, Daniel Schoene, Rainer Wieching, Stephen R Lord, Kim Delbaere (2017) Comparison between clinical gait and daily-life gait assessments of fall risk in older people, Geriatrics & gerontology international 17(11), p. 2274-2282, Wiley Online Library

Daryoush Vaziri, Konstantin Aal, Yves J Gschwind, Kim Delbaere, Anne Weibert, Janneke Annegarn, Helios de Rosario, Rainer Wieching, David Randall, Volker Wulf (2017) Analysis of effects and usage indicators for a ICT-based fall prevention system in community dwelling older adults, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 106(February), p. 10-25, Elsevier Ltd, doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2017.05.004


Daryoush Vaziri, Konstantin Aal, Corinna Ogonowski, Michael Kroll Thomas von Rekowski, Hannah Marston, Rakel Poveda, Yves Gschwind, Kim Delbaere, Rainer Wieching, Volker Wulf (2016) Exploring user experience and technology acceptance for a fall prevention system: results from a randomized clinical trial and a living lab,, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 13(6), p. 1-9

Corinna Ogonowski, Konstantin Aal, Daryoush Vaziri, Thomas Von Rekowski, Dave Randall, Dirk Schreiber, Rainer Wieching, Volker Wulf (2016) ICT-Based Fall Prevention System for Older Adults: Qualitative Results from a Long-Term Field Study, ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 23(5), p. 29:1--29:33, New York, NY, USA: ACM, url, doi:10.1145/2967102


Yves J Gschwind, Sabine Eichberg, Andreas Ejupi, Helios de Rosario, Michael Kroll, Hannah R Marston, Mario Drobics, Janneke Annegarn, Rainer Wieching, Stephen R Lord, Konstantin Aal, Daryoush Vaziri, Ashley Woodbury, Dennis Fink, Kim Delbaere (2015) ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): results from an international multicenter randomized controlled trial, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 12(1), p. 10, url, doi:10.1186/s11556-015-0155-6

Hannah R Marston, Ashley Woodbury, Yves J Gschwind, Michael Kroll, Denis Fink, Sabine Eichberg, Karl Kreiner, Andreas Ejupi, Janneke Annegarn, Helios de Rosario, Arno Wienholtz, Rainer Wieching, Kim Delbaere (2015) The design of a purpose-built exergame for fall prediction and prevention for older people, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 12(1), p. 13, url, doi:10.1186/s11556-015-0157-4


Yves J Gschwind, Sabine Eichberg, Hannah Marston, Andreas Ejupi, Helios de Rosario, Michael Kroll, Mario Drobics, Janneke Annegarn, Rainer Wieching, Stephen R Lord, Konstantin Aal, Kim Delbaere (2014) ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): study protocol for an international multicenter randomized controlled trial., BMC geriatrics 14(1), p. 91, url, doi:10.1186/1471-2318-14-91

Konstantin Aal, Corinna Ogonowski, Thomas Von Rekowski, Rainer Wieching, Volker Wulf (2014) A Fall Preventive iTV Solution for Older Adults, Proceedings of TVX'14, Demo Presentation, p. 1-2

Claudia Müller, Marén Schorch, Rainer Wieching (2014) PraxLabs as a Setting for Participatory Technology Research and Design in the Field of HRI and Demography, Proceedings of the Workshop "Socially Assistive Robots for the Aging Population: Are we trapped in Stereotypes?", Human Robot Interaction Conference, Bielefeld: Bielefeld University


Johanna Meurer, Rainer Wieching (2012) Motivating Elderly People to Use Fall Preventive Exercise Training Games at Home: Are Community Based ICT Features Always a Good Choice?, Designing for Inter/Generational Communities 28

Johanna Meurer, Sima Schöning, Rainer Wieching (2012) Empirical analysis of end-user requirements: Designing ICT artifacts for the elderly exercising at home., Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 20


Rainer Wieching (1996) Untersuchung der VO2-Kinetik bei Kindern und Jugendlichen sowie Patienten mit Mukoviszidose, Cuvillier