Central aim of organisation
visions and technologies for a healthy and productive society
Briefly describe your organisation
KOHS (Harald A. Kviecien GmbH) is an Austrian research oriented organisation specialized in ergonomics, occupational safety and health as well as social research and implementation of health management since 1997.
KOHS provides a great variety of competences in the areas of risk assessment and risk communication based on research in the fields of semantic web, wearable sensors and internet of things (IoT).
KOHS performs technical research and development to create ICT-tools for optimising prevention and learning processes. The KOHS team developed the first just-in-time PIMEX system for risk management, which is used by occupational safety and health institutions in many countries for about 14 years.
A main focus of KOHS is European wide knowledge exchange for optimising health structures and industrial development. KOHS implements best practice regarding social risks such as inclusion, active aging, re-integration or diversity in health care and social systems at municipal and international level.
Research & Development
| - E-Inclusion |
- Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)
- ICT Applications for Health
- ICT Application for Environment Management
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Knowledge Management
| - Process Management |
- E-Publishing, Digital Content
- Usability Engineering
- Semantic Systems
- Man-Machine Interaction
- Artificial Intelligence
- Sensor Technology
- Wireless & Mobile Communication
HERIVIS, PIMEX, Internet of Things (IoT)
My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
Austrian Research and Development Projects
KOHS worked on several international projects (research projects as well as structural development projects): STADIWAMI (2009-2012) Standards for home related services in the context of the demographic change and the potentials of the micro-system technology; HERIVIS - health risk visualisation system, research and development project (2006 – 20010, implemented in Austria, Germany, Sweden, Spain / KOHS: project coordination); PIMEXpro - european knowledge dissemination project (2003 – 2004, Germany, Greece, Austria / EC-funded.
Via the brand diepartner.at the KOHS team performed several projects for structural development in “Objective 2” areas or EPSA-awarded integration and active aging model projects in Vienna (sALTo, 2006-2008) as well as international “Twinning”-projects (Twinning Prague, 2002-2004).
Kviecien H., Wichtl M. (2014), „Analyse und Beurteilung von Belastung und Beanspruchung – PIMEX“, Ausbildung zur Sicherheitsfachkraft, Band 4
Kviecien H. (2010), Das HERIVIS Modell – neue Formen der Arbeit gestalten – Risiken steuern (HERIVIS report)
Lopez G., Morscher M., (2008) Design of ergonomic school furniture 40th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society;
Morscher M., Brantl O., (2007) measuring and assessing risks for the muscosceletal system based on a participative visualisation method. Simposio Iberoamericano de Ergonomía;
Kauer R., Kovacs S., Kviecien H., (2006), Organising Learning and Knowledge Spaces for Occupational Safety and Health with Visual Structure Interfaces (VSI), ICVL 2006 - The 1st International Conference on Virtual Learning
Kauer R., Kviecien H., Wichtl M (2006), Visualizing work-related strains and exposures as a basis for participative working-system analysis, 16th World Congress on Ergonomics - IEA 2006
Kauer R., Kviecien H., Novak H (2006), On-the-job learning of participative prevention using visualisation techniques, 28th International Congress on Occupational Health - ICOH 2006
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2004-09-20 / 2018-04-02