Aktuelle Projekte


Sport Healing Rehabilitation – (SPHERE)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beckmann, Dr. Fernando Cross-Villasana, Dr. Insa Nixdorf

The project addresses social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport. It is a project aimed at fostering physical activity in the psychiatric rehabilitation programs through the definition and sharing of a sport scientific protocol improved by psychiatrists and academic researchers. The protocol will allow to identify the most suitable sport for psychiatric patients with different diagnoses and backgrounds in order to improve their psychophysical well-being.

The project is targeted at all people with mental health problems - such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc. - in order to improve their quality of life, health and well-being, and protect their rights, dignity and inclusion through the creation of therapeutic programs able to combine physical activity and sport together with psychiatric rehabilitation.

The project follows the Council Recommendations on HEPA and the EU Physical Activity Guidelines regarding the cross-sectoral and collaborative approach, since it involves public and private organisations from different sectors such as Sport, Health and Education in order to create effective synergies aimed at promoting physical activity for psychiatric patients.

Moreover, SPHERE is in line with the priority areas of the EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing and with the actions highlighted by the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, especially in making services accessible to people with disabilities, tackling discrimination and social exclusion, and promoting equal opportunities and quality community-based services.

Funded by European Union Erasmus + (2019-2020)

Coordinator: European Culture and Sport Organization – ECOS (Italy) Partner: Finnish Sport Federation Tampere Region) – HLU (Finland); Rijeka Sports Association for persons with disabilities – SSOI (Croatia); Chair of Sport Psychology . TUM (Germany); European Platform for Sport Innovation – EPSI (Belgium); University of Gloucestershire – UoG (UK); Everton in the Community – EitC (UK);


DigiMed Bayern – a pilot project for P4 Medicine

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beckmann, Dr. Raphael Nixdorf

P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalized, participatory) is one of the world's most promising developments for improved, holistic and efficient health care. DigiMed Bayern's goal is to guide Bavaria into this medicine of the future with a lighthouse project.

In our work package within the project (WP 1.2) we address an integration of current research data regarding coronary heart diseases in order to enhance health behaviour for patients and people with risk factors. An online platform and application will be developed to address important risk factors such as physical behavior, eating diet and stress. Users will be provided general information, but most importantly an interactive interface to assess personal risk factors and receive personalized recommendations and interventions online. The core element will focus on personal variables of users (personal competences, skills, motivation, expertise, stage in health behavior) to personalise and economise the delivered interventions. In addition, data from the user and the medical personal will be currently integrated with the research data to create synergetic values and a constantly improving online platform.

Funded by Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege (2019-2021)

Initially involved institutions: German Heart Centre Munich, German Heart Foundation, Health Insurances, University Hospital rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich;Technical University of Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Helmholtz Center Munich, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Leibniz Computing Center, University of Augsburg, BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH