Tom Ulmer

IPM Dozent

+41 58 257 17 41tom.ulmer@ost.ch

Tom Ulmer is a lecturer at OST with expertise in computer science, human-computer interaction, and media design. His research interests include mobile health, digital behavior change support, and active assisted living.

Area of Expertise

Digital Health
Mobile Health
Digital Behavior Change Support
Human Computer Interaction
UI/UX
Active Assisted Living
Corporate Health Management
Digital Business
Web Programming
Application Development
Software Architecture
IT Management
IT Architecture

Education

2015 - 2018 Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in University Didactics FHO University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland
1997 - 2001 InterMedia, Master's degree (FH) in media communication design, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Dornbirn (AT)
1996 Training as post office manager

Professional Experience

2015 - present, Lecturer for Business Informatics, Institute for Information and Process Management IPM, OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (CH)
2016 - present, Trainer for Street Workout, Bodyweight Workout, Natural Movement, Unisport of the University of St.Gallen HSG (CH).
2013 - 2016, Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Dornbirn (AT), Interactive Media course for the Master's degree program InterMedia.
2011 - 2015, Head of Research & Development at myVitali AG, Widnau (CH), national and international research projects; managing internal and external development resources
2010 - 2015, Product Manager at Massive Art GmbH, Lustenau (AT), product management for software solutions in the areas of Digital Health, Active Assisted Living and Smart Home.
2009 - 2010, Project Manager at Benner Solution, Maringa (BR), set-up and lead of a development team in Brazil
2003 - 2004, Software Development at Innovation Process Technology AG, Zug/Zurich (CH), Software development and data migration for insurance companies
1999 - 2010, Software Architect at Massive Art GmbH, Bregenz (AT), development of e-business solutions (web development technologies)
1993 - 1997, department manager at Österreichische Post AG (AT)

Teaching Experience

OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences:

- Business Management and IT Management UFIT, BSc BA General Management
- Business Information Systems 1 WIN1, BSc BA General Management
- Human-Technology Interaction PUB2.K3, BSc Nursing
- Business Informatics Seminar WISE, BSc Business Informatics
- Supervision of student project work, bachelor and master theses


FH Vorarlberg (until 2016):

- Interactive Media, Master's program MA InterMedia.

Projects

Ongoing:

- MS Self-Management Buddy - application for self-management of people with MS, 2022 - 2024.

- VA-People, Experiences, Practices, Routines (VA-PEPR, SNF-Sinergia) - Digital voice assistants and their impact on everyday action patterns and routines of users, 2020-2023.

Completed:

- Mobile Palliative Care - Development and evaluation of a sensor-based monitoring system to accompany people at the end of life and to relieve relatives in home care (CH), 2018-2020

- GREAT - Get Ready for Activity - Ambient Day Scheduling with Dementia (AT/CH/IT), 2016-2020.

- Remote medical monitoring of children in need of care (CH), 2016-2019

- SmartSleep - Mobile sleep lab based on smartphone and sensor technology (AT/CH/DE), 2014-2017.

- E-Nudging - Behavior change through "nudging" (CH), 2013-2017.

- SmartCoping - Mobile stress detection and stress management with the smartphone (CH), 2011-2016.

- GuidingLight - Ambient Light Guiding System for the Mobility Support of Elderly People (AT/CH/DE/IT), 2012-2015.

- Vital Living - Staying at home longer with safety (AT), 2009-2011

- VitaliShoe - intelligent shoe sole for prevention and rehab in the home environment (AT), 2009-2011

- myVitali - modular health management system (AT), 2007-2009

Awards

Best Paper Award: MAIER, E., BAER-BALDAUF, P., JAESCHKE, P., REIMER, U., ULMER, T. (2020). Continuous real-time remote monitoring of severely or chronically ill children. In Bath, Pete, Jokela, Päivi & Sbaffi, Laura (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

  • ULMER, T., BALDAUF, M. (2022). Keep Moving! A Systematic Review of App-Based Behavior Change Techniques and Visualizations for Promoting Everyday Physical Activity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
  • TÖDTLI, B., MEISSNER, J., MINDER, B., KLOTZ, U., TODISCO, A., MURRI, M., ... ULMER, T. (2022). Voice Assistant Use: Challenges for the Home Office Work Context. Euram conference..
  • MAIER, E., SCHULTES, B., ULMER, T. (2022). Mobile Apps für Gewichtsmanagement: Ein Überblick aktueller Studien für die Praxis. Aktuelle Ernährungsmedizin.
  • ULMER, T., MAIER, E., REIMER, U. (2020). The myth of 10,000 steps: A new approach to smartphone-based health apps for supporting physical activity. 13th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2020. SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications.
  • MAIER, E., BAER-BALDAUF, P., JAESCHKE, P., REIMER, U., ULMER, T. (2020). Continuous real-time remote monitoring of severely or chronically ill children. In Bath, Pete, Jokela, Päivi & Sbaffi, Laura (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research.
  • MAIER, E., REIMER, U., ULMER, T. (2020). Indirekte Steuerung und Stressbewältigung in der Arbeitswelt 4.0: Digitale Lösungen im betrieblichen Gesundheitsmanagement. Controlling, Zeitschrift für erfolgsorientierte Unternehmenssteuerung(5).
  • MAIER, E., EMMENEGGER, S., HAHN, H., ULMER, T. (2019). A self-learning mood transfer system to support people with dementia. In Piazolo, Felix; Kempter, Guido; Promberger, Kurt (Eds.), Innovative Solutions for an ageing Society: Proceedings of SMARTER LIVES meets uDay 19(pp. 137-147). Pabst Science Publishers.
  • FRINGER, A., ARRER, E., MAIER, E., SCHNEPP, W., ULMER, T. (2019). Development of an Early Warning System to Prevent Crises in the Palliative Home Care Setting of Patients and Their Informal Caregivers: Protocol for a Mixed Method Study. JMIR Publications - Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8(11), pp. e13933.
  • REIMER, U., EMMENEGGER, S., MAIER, E., ULMER, T., VOLLBRECHT, H.-J., ZHANG, Z., KHATAMI, R. (2018). Laying the Foundation for Correlating Daytime Behaviour with Sleep Architecture Using Wearable Sensors. In Carsten Röcker, John O’Donoghue, Martina Ziefle, Leszek Maciaszek, William Molloy (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health(pp. 147-167). Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • REIMER, U., LAURENZI, E., MAIER, E., ULMER, T. (2017). Mobile Stress Recognition and Relaxation Support with SmartCoping: User-Adaptive Interpretation of Physiological Stress Parameters. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
  • REIMER, U., MAIER, E., THALER, J., VEITZ, S., ZHANG, Z., ULMER, T., ... KHATAMI, R. (2016). Erkennung von Schlafstruktur mit Consumer-Sensoren: Sensordatenanalyse mit Data Mining und Deep Learning. 24. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin.
  • REIMER, U., MAIER, E., ULMER, T. (2016). Automatic User Adaptation for Behavior Change Support. Proc. Int. Workshop on Engendering Health with RecSys. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
  • MAIER, E., REIMER, U., LAURENZI, E., RIDINGER, M., ULMER, T. (2014). SmartCoping: A Mobile Solution for Stress Recognition and Prevention. 7th International Conference on Health Informatics(pp. 428-433).

Chapters in Edited Books

  • REIMER, U., MAIER, E., ULMER, T. (2019). SmartCoping: A Mobile Solution for Recognizing Stress and Coping with It (1 ed.). In Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Freimut Bodendorf (Eds.), Delivering Superior Health and Wellness Management with IoT and Analytics(pp. 119-143). Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • REIMER, U., MAIER, E., ULMER, T. (2017). A Self-learning Application Framework for Behavioral Change Support (1 ed.). In Carsten Röcker, John O'Donoghue, Martina Ziefle, Markus Helfert, William Molloy (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health. ICT4AWE 2016. Communications in Computer and Information Science(pp. 119-139). Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • ULMER, T., MAIER, E., REIMER, U., YILMAZ, Y. (2016). Nutzerzentrierte Entwicklungsmethoden zur Umsetzung von Smartphone-Apps für persönliches Gesundheitsmanagement (5 ed.). In G. Kempter (Ed.), design2product: Beiträge zur empirischen Designforschung. Hohenems: Bucher Verlag.

Presentations

  • ULMER, T. (2022). Keep Moving! Wie Smartphones, Health Apps & Co. uns zu gesunder Bewegung motivieren. Netzwerktreffen Digitale Gesundheit - HR-Panel New Work - OST Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
  • ULMER, T. (2021). Apps zum Gewichtsmanagement – Was gibt’s, was braucht's?. Diabetes Herbsttagung 2021 - Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft.
  • ULMER, T. (2019). Aktives Altern mit sozio-technischen Innovationen in der (Ost)Schweiz. SMARTER LIVES 2019.
  • ULMER, T. (2019). Fernüberwachung pflegebedürftiger Kinderauf Basis von Vitalparametern. Swiss eHealth Forum.
  • ULMER, T. (2016). SmartCoping - Stress lass nach! Benutzeradaptiertes Stress-und Regenerationsmanagement auf dem Smartphone. Swiss eHealth Forum.
  • ULMER, T. (2015). Implementierung Assistenzsysteme - Ambient Assisted Living auf dem Weg in den Markt. ImmoHealth Fachtagung AAL.
  • ULMER, T. (2015). Digital Health meets Wellness - wie digitale Gesundheitstrends den Tourismus beflügeln können. Standortagentur Tirol - Wellness-Kongress Tirol.