Rebecca Wiczorek is a human factors expert with a background in psychology. During the last five years she was the head of an interdisciplinary research group dealing with the development and evaluation of an assistance system for older pedestrians. She obtained her PhD in Human Factors from the Technische Universität Berlin in 2012. The subject of her thesis was likelihood alarm systems. Alarm systems are still one of her main interests (once you start thinking about it, you will figure alarm systems are the base of most assistance systems and thus more fascinating than one may think ;-). Her current research focuses on the use of assistance systems by older adults and is also concerned with traffic psychology, mainly the technical support of pedestrians. Her next projects will target the investigation of older adults` use of domestic robots.