Geographical Information Support for Healthy Mobility

Project Details


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 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 inter-disciplinary platform, which is aimed to support healthy mobility in the application context of corporate mobility management initiatives.

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.
Effective start/end date1/10/1630/09/18

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Good health and well-being
  • Sustainable cities and communities

Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012 (6-digit codes)

  • 105403 Geoinformatics
  • 305910 Traffic medicine
  • 507025 Transport planning
  • 302032 Cardiology

Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2002

  • 1810 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • 3910 Traffic medicine
  • 2807 Traffic system and transportation
  • 5615 Traffic planning, - security
  • 3520 Cardiology

Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012

  • 105 Geosciences
  • 305 Other Human Medicine, Health Sciences