Current third-party funded projects

  1. Pain in people suffering from dementia and daily tasks
    • Supported by: Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care
    • Funding period: 2020–2023
    • Objective of the study: to investigate how the already limited everyday activities of people with dementia are further impaired by pain and what can be done about it.
  2. Influence of dementia on behavioural indicators of pain and emotions
    • Supported by: German Research Foundation (DFG)
    • Funding period: 2022–2025
    • Objective of the study: to investigate the influence of Alzheimer’s disease (the most common form of dementia) and the associated losses in executive functions on behavioural indicators (facial expressions, voice, body movement) of pain and negative emotions.
  3. Posture and movement as pain indicators in older people with and without dementia
    • Supported by: Oberfrankenstiftung (Upper Franconian Foundation)
    • Funding period: 2021–2024
    • Objective of the study: to use multi-sensor technologies to investigate which postures and movements (classification of movement patterns (video recordings), restlessness (actigraphy) and gait analysis (smart floor)) are indicative of pain in older people with and without dementia.