Sophia Rekers, M.Sc; Prof. Carsten Finke
- P.A.N. Zentrum für Post-Akute Neurorehabilitation
- Intelligent and Interactive Systems Lab, Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Technology
- ART+COM Research
- Ascora GmbH
The PAN-Assistant project aims to develop a specialized navigation training system for post-acute neurorehabilitation patients with severe cognitive impairments. The project team comprises industry, academic, and clinical partners to design, develop, and implement an assistance system for navigation training in various areas, including the living environment, therapy spaces, and immediate surroundings of the PAN rehabilitation center.
Through a participatory approach, the project involves rehabilitants, their treatment team, and support network, aiming to create an environment-based digital training tool for therapeutic use by individuals with severe cognitive impairments. The goal is to complement the time-consuming and personnel-intensive orientation and navigation training in individual therapeutic care by a system that provides a safe and adaptable virtual path and orientation training. PAN-Assistant is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF grant , https://www.pan-assistant/).