Digital Medicine in Vocational Education in the Health Care Field

Project duration: 01/05/2020 - 30/04/2023

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Claudia Winkelmann


The aim of the research project is to develop a concept combining the manual-medical as well as the media pedagogical sides and including a teaching-learning platform, which is primarily aimed at teaching staff. They shall learn to consciously make use of the digital media and instruments in the context of vocational training and further education in manual therapy and medicine. For example, learners wear mixed-reality glasses that project an interactive, three-dimensional learning scenario into their environment as a hologram. The glasses recognize the hands of the learner and thus allow a natural interaction with the projection. Thus the learner can virtually train the correct treatment without patients in a save environment. The necessary steps are presented visually so that the teaching staff can check the learner's actions are performed medically correct or take corrective actions.

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research(BMBF)

Keywords: EQualification, Media Didactics, Manual Medicine, Physiotherapy, Digitalisation