connecting patients - research and teaching in the area of medical informatics


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Core Team

Christoph Aigner
I've have been a researcher at the COPA group for almost a year now and I am currently working on my PhD thesis. My main research interests are semantic interopability within the domain of electronic health records (standards, terminology, etc.) and veterinary health IT.
René Baranyi
I am currently researching in the field of serious gaming in healthcare (focusing on rehabilitation and life style applications). I finished my PhD in the field of gamification in 2016. I'm also interested in topics related to telemedicine, electronic health records and mobile applications in healthcare.


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Florian Walcher

My research focuses on the use of serious gaming in medicine and healthcare. More specifically, I’m interested in how cutting-edge gaming technologies could improve attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and life quality for adolescents.

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Nadja Lederer

Main research interests: all things mental health technology

Currently investigates how mobile technology can help boost the recovery process for people living with borderline personality disorder and/or self-injury in addition to therapy. A big part of this centers around designing and evaluating mental health technology (e.g. apps, wearables or tangible interfaces) for and with people with lived experience. Nadja is also a member of NetECR - an international network of early career researchers in suicide and self-harm.


Barbara Tappeiner

Main research interests: electronic health record systems, animal health record systems, interoperability, health IT in general



Gregor Mieling
Sylvia Winkler


Bianca Schneeberger-Schramm
Dennis Binder
Maximilian Speil
Martin Gobber
Reinhard Pitsch
Andreas Ehringfeld
Konrad Paumann