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Dr.-Ing. Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons


Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons joined the Telekom Innovation Laboratories as a research scientist in January 2009 and is working there since 2014 as a senior research scientist. He received his diploma in psychology in 2008 from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, a Doctor-of-Engineering degree in 2014 from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and has been doing research at the Quality and Usability Lab at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, since. His research interests are in Quality-of-Experience evaluation and its physiological correlates with an emphasis on media transmissions and human-machine-interaction, including neural processing of multimodal interaction. During summer 2012 he was visiting researcher at MuSAE Lab (INRS-EMT), Canada where he examined neural correlates of quality perception for complex speech signals. In spring 2014 he was visiting researcher at the department of psychology of NTNU, Norway where he examined neural correlates of audiovisual asynchrony.

QULab research group: Quality, User Experience, Augmented and Virtual Reality

Research Topics: 

• Multimedia Experience (Usability evaluation methods, Quality-of-Experience evaluation physiological measures)

• Interaction Design (Adaptive software, data mining, sensor and behavioural data)

Current projects:


Measuring of immersive media experience

Exergaming in virtual reality

DemTab - Tabletgestützte ambulante Versorgung von Menschen mit Demenz

VoiceAdapt - Adaptives Sprachtraining für ältere Menschen mit Aphasie

OurPuppet - Pflegeunterstützung mit einer interaktiven Puppe für informell Pflegende

Past projects:

PflegeTab - Technik für mehr Lebensqualität trotz Pflegebedürftigkeit bei Demenz (GKV)

Quality of Mobile Gaming

Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology - Berlin (BFNT - B)


Affective Computing
Study Project Quality & Usability (6/9 CP)


Current thesis offers of our lab can be found here. Please contact me via email if you are interested in doing a thesis supervised by me.


Current job offers of our lab can be found here


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Technische Univertistät Berlin
Quality and Usability Lab
Telekom Innovation Laboratories
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
10587 Berlin, Germany


Associations of Health App Use and Perceived Effectiveness in People With Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes: Population-Based Survey
Citation key ernsting2019a
Author Ernsting, Clemens and Stühmann, Lena Mareike and Dombrowski, Stephan and Voigt-Antons, Jan-Niklas and Kuhlmey, Adelheid and Gellert, Paul
Pages 1–15
Year 2019
ISSN 2291-5222
DOI 10.2196/12179
Journal JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
Volume 7
Number 3
Month mar
Note online
Publisher JMIR Publications
How Published Fullpaper
Abstract Background: Mobile health apps can help to change health-related behaviors and manage chronic conditions in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes mellitus, but a certain level of health literacy and electronic health (eHealth) literacy may be needed. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with mobile health app use in individuals with CVD or diabetes and detect relations with the perceived effectiveness of health apps among app users. Methods: The study used population-based Web-based survey (N=1500) among Germans, aged 35 years and older, with CVD, diabetes, or both. A total of 3 subgroups were examined: (1) Individuals with CVD (n=1325), (2) Individuals with diabetes (n=681), and (3) Individuals with CVD and diabetes (n=524). Sociodemographics, health behaviors, CVD, diabetes, health and eHealth literacy, characteristics of health app use, and characteristics of apps themselves were assessed by questionnaires. Linear and logistic regression models were applied. Results: Overall, patterns of factors associated with health app use were comparable in individuals with CVD or diabetes or both. Across subgroups, about every fourth patient reported using apps for health-related purposes, with physical activity and weight loss being the most prominent target behaviors. Health app users were younger, more likely to be female (except in those with CVD and diabetes combined), better educated, and reported more physical activity. App users had higher eHealth literacy than nonusers. Those users who perceived the app to have a greater effectiveness on their health behaviors tended to be more health and eHealth literate and rated the app to use more behavior change techniques (BCTs). Conclusions: There are health- and literacy-related disparities in the access to health app use among patients with CVD, diabetes, or both, which are relevant to specific health care professionals such as endocrinologists, dieticians, cardiologists, or general practitioners. Apps containing more BCTs had a higher perceived effect on people's health, and app developers should take the complexity of needs into account. Furthermore, eHealth literacy appears to be a requirement to use health apps successfully, which should be considered in health education strategies to improve health in patients with CVD and diabetes.
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