Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (DSHS)


The German Sports University Cologne (Deutsche Sportochchule Koln) will participate in the project by providing its competences in coordination and management, movement sciences, and clinical studies. DSHS will coordinate the work of WP9, and have significant contributions to the development and evaluation of new intervention approaches as part of WP7, the assessment and monitoring strategies as part of WP4, and the collection of real‐world fall data (WP6). In addition, DSHS may contribute to the development and evaluation of algorithms, biomechanical modelling, and use of wearable sensors.

The German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (DSHS) is Germany’s largest and most prestigious centre of teaching and research in physical education and sport sciences. Originally founded in Berlin in 1920 as a national College of Physical Education, it was formally recognized as a State University in 1970. As a specific subject area university with 19 scientific institutes (departments), DSHS covers a wide range of sport sciences teaching and research. Thus, the German Sport University Cologne is one of the largest and most important exercise and sports related research & science institutions in Europe. The Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology is one of the 19 DSHS institutes, its educational and research activities are dedicated to furthering knowledge about the changes in movement behaviour in relation to ageing. The Institute’s expertise covers a broad range of basic and applied movement sciences in relation to ageing. The expertise comprises neuro-mechanical determinants of changes in motor functioning with ageing, cognitive changes with ageing, as well as the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions to improve cognitive and motor functioning in different groups of older people, and in various settings.

Professor Wiebren Zijlstra