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Geographical Information Support for Healthy Mobility


Geographical Information Support for Healthy Mobility
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Geographical Information Support for Healthy Mobility


The project GISMO integrates domain-specific know-how from various disciplines, namely medical and sport-physiological research, geospatial information science and mobility consulting, as input for an interdisciplinary platform, which is aimed to support healthy mobility in the application context of corporate mobility management initiatives. As part of the project, the health effects of several interventions that promote sustainable, active mobility are investigated quantitatively. These data are then combined with spatial models and analysis routines in an integrated information platform which is subsequently evaluated.

The overall research goal is to estimate the health effect for each mode of transport for the individual, spatial relation between place of residence and working place. With this approach existing lines of argument that primarily focus on mobility and environmental effects as well as on efficiency, are complemented with components addressing employee's health and health prevention. The drafted information platform serves as innovative solution for evidence-based planning, consulting and information.

The project's relevance in terms of public health and economical aspects is due to a prevalent lack of activity and associated implications among employees. GISMO significantly contributes to increase activity through the promotion of sustainable, active mobility. Effects are expected on an individual and societal level: improvement of personal health, promotion of active mobility and public transit, positive environmental effects, and a contribution to egalitarian mobility.

In GISMO researchers and experts from the private sector with backgrounds in medical research, geographical information science and mobility consulting are collaborating in a unique constellation. The extensive expertise is complemented with associated partners (LOI-partners) from all relevant fields' from a mobility service provider to a real estate developer, from administrative bodies and a health insurance to the klima:aktiv program. The consortium's ambition is to illuminate innovative paths in the context of active mobility, health and corporate mobility management. Furthermore, the project strives to provide the basic components, which will lift existing products and services to the next level of innovation.

The following outputs can be expected from the GISMO project:

  • Metrics for the health effect of sustainable, active mobility forms.
  • Recommendations for the promotion of healthy mobility routines with regard to geographical characteristics.
  • Indicators for the efficiency of an information platform that supports evidence-based planning, consultancy and information.
  • Recommendations and development pathways for tools that implement health aspects in corporate mobility management routines.
Parent Programmes: 
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
FFG - Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft
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Programme Other: 
MdZ - 6. Ausschreibung 2015
Lead Organisation: 

Universitat Salzburg Interfakultarer Fachbereich Fur Geoinformatik - Z_Gis

Schillerstraße 30
5020 Salzburg
Partner Organisations: 

Gemeinnutzige Salzburger Landeskliniken Betriebsgesellschaft Mbh

Müllner Hauptstraße 48
5020 Salzburg

Herry Consult Gmbh

AN/A1040 Vienna

Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft Mbh

Thurngasse 8
1090 Wien

Trafficon - Traffic Consultants Gmbh

Strubergasse 26
5020 Salzburg

Universitatsspital Zurich - Kardiologie

Rämistrasse 100
8006 Zürich