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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Cluster: Technology for Inclusion and Participation

The TIP cluster initiates, supports, and coordinates interdisciplinary research projects to improve inclusion, participation, and well-being.

The TIP research cluster bundles projects that deal with modern technologies to promote the inclusion and participation of people with impairments, disadvantages or disabilities. The multidisciplinary collaboration between rehabilitation science and technical disciplines forms the unique profile of this research cluster.

The focus is on innovative, information technology applications in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Daily life
  • Health
  • Work
  • Inclusive society

In this way, the cluster members are guided by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Through the further development of technical applications, a significant contribution is to be made to the socio-political goals of inclusion and participation described there.

The interdisciplinary composition of the TIP cluster, in which not only engineers and computer scientists but also pedagogues, psychologists, linguists and communication scientists work together, allows both the development of technologies and their systematic experimental evaluation and implementation.

More information can be found on the Website of the TIP-Cluster