GEWOS — A Mechatronic Personal Health & Fitness Assistance System
Thomas Linner* and Thorsten Schulz**
*Chair of Building Realization and Robotics, Technische Universität München, Germany
**Chair of preventive Pädiatrics, Technische Universität München, Germany
GEWOS (Healthy Living in an Assisted Environment) is a BMBF-funded R&D-project (budget: 3.6 million €) in which a mechatronic chair for personal health and fitness assistance was developed and evaluated. Besides the chairs of the authors, several industrial partners joined the project team. The mechatronic chair is able to monitor a variety of the user’s/patient’s training activities and vital signs and assists with providing a customized exercise program.