Speed Dating With Researcher

2019-12-11:

At the end of November there was an fti…remixed dialogue event in the form of a speed dating as part of the BeSt³ – The Trade Fair for Work, Study and Further Training in the Salzburg Exhibition Center. Students of the BORG Oberndorf and the HTL Salzburg had the opportunity to get to know 6 experts and to ask them about their professional and everyday work.

One of the local experts was Michèle Zlöbl from Salzburg Research:
Michèle Zlöbl presented an app for training from the fit4AAL research project.

Michèle initially attended an HTL for mechanical engineering & manufacturing technology. Then she completed a non-commissioned officer training with the Federal Army and was also deployed abroad as an emergency medical non-commissioned officer. Her interest in medicine led her to study medical technology at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Since completing her bachelor’s degree, she has been working as a research assistant at Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H. and completed part-time the master’s program “Smart products and solutions” at the FH Kufstein.

In her professional activity, Michèle deals with the research field AAL. The abbreviation stands for “Active and Assisted Living”. This is about the development of software solutions that should support people in their everyday lives from the age of 50. During speed dating, she presented an app that she helped develop: the software supports people in doing their sports exercises. The exercises are shown on the TV, which on the one hand motivates the app. On the other hand, if a corresponding camera is connected, the app also gives users feedback. An incorrect execution of the exercise (e.g. back not straight, knee in wrong position) that would be unhealthy can be prevented.

Michèle also told the young people that studying for a bachelor’s degree at a university of applied sciences can be exhausting because you have to work through many basics. Her tip: “Pull through!” In the Master, you will feel much better equipped thanks to this basis.

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