“demenzbegleitung.eu” is a german webpage that emerged from the former “woistwer24.de” in 2011.

Founded in 2011 by

  • Georg Nowotny

Incubation period



About WoistWer24

“demenzbegleitung.eu” concentrates on locating people who are physically fit and want to walk about, but become disorientated due to their suffering from dementia. By giving your ward a mobile phone with our application installed, their exact GPS-position is sent to our website, where you can check to see if he or she is on the right path.

Contact info

The challenge

Also, you can receive information via SMS, e-mail or phone call. You can stay in contact with your ward and act quickly, before he or she gets lost. You just call the mobile phone which will, via the integrated loudspeaker, automatically establish contact to the person. It will thus become an active companion showing the current position and enabling direct contact.

The solution

WoistWer24 is hosted at ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Darmstadt, run by the German company cesah. This has provided the opportunity to consult ESA experts who have supported with technology insights and ideas to improve the system.
In addition, especially the support provided by cesah in relation to general business activities has been very helpful.