CiM-Outcomes - Evaluating effectiveness of ICT-based systems to promote physical activity and care networks for older people

Project Details

Financing body


Austrian Research Promotion Agency


Provision of adequate and reliable long-term care (LTC) for older people and for people with chronic health conditions faces severe challenges on both the supply side and the demand side. The demand of LTC is predicted to increase in aging societies. On the other hand, estimates of supply of LTC – formal as well as informal care – suggest a shortage of carers. The project „CiM-Care in Movement“, coordinated by “Salzburg Research“, aims to (i) develop an ICT-based system to promote physical activity of older people, to (ii) improve knowledge of carers and information exchange between formal and informal carers. It also aims to (iii) set up a time bank to encourage volunteering. The “CiM-System” will be tested in Austria (Salzburg) and Northern Italy in 2018. „CiM-Outcomes“: The WU Research Institute for Economics of Aging is responsible for evaluating the CiM-system by focussing on the effectiveness of the ICT-solution. To be more specific, “CiM-Outcomes” deals with four research topics:
The impact of the CiM-system on physical activity and quality of life of older people

The usefulness of ICT-based care guidelines and courses for informal carers and volunteers

The effect of the CiM-system on information exchange between formal and informal carers

The influence of time banks on the willingness to volunteer
Effective start/end date1/10/1530/09/18

Collaborative partners

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 509005 Gerontology