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.
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.

Barbara Tappeiner
Main research interests: electronic health record systems, animal health record systems, interoperability, health IT in general
Gregor Mieling
Coming from a background of electronics in HTL I am not only interested in health IT but also specialised hardware and modern prototyping technologies. I have yet to focus on single aspects.
Sylvia Winkler
I am supporting the COPA group since late 2018 where my main focus is on serious games and life style applications. I am currently working on my master thesis where I am developing a cross-platform mobile application.
Carina Arnberger
I joined the COPA group recently in the course of my bachelor thesis which analyzed medical staff's everyday problems with hospital information systems and possible solutions for these. Currently I am working on my master's degree in the study of "Medical Informatics".
En Qiang Zhou
My main topics of interest are smart homes, ambient assisted living (AAL) and electronic health record systems. Another point of focus is UI/UX design for web and mobile applications.



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