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AAL Open Association – AALOA organises a workshop together with the eInclusion unit (European Commission) and AAL JP support with the topic “Support for companies developing Ambient Assisted Living solutions to achieve the market breakthrough”. The workshop will take place at the 7th of June in Brussels and will discuss different issues for an AAL market break through. Also possible new funding schemes to support the porting of existing vertical AAL hardware and software solutions towards one horizontal platform will be discussed.

To register, click here.

Services based on ICT technologies are already part of everyday life in Europe. However, the complexity and novelty of many new devices and services run the risk of rendering the majority of older people unable to use them. At the same time, research has shown that a large segment of older people in Europe can be offered Ambient Assisted Living services which radically improve their quality of life. This has been made possible by recent developments in ambient intelligence and new abilities of software systems to communicate with users in a similar way to “person-to-person” interaction.

The Conference is organised by the SOPRANO project consortium. It aims to explore Ambient Assisted Living concepts by bringing together experts from academia and industry to discuss AAL application design, user involvement, technologies and market potential. In addition, participants will be able to present their work through posters and will have the chance to visit the SOPRANO smart home, where technologies developed within the project are presented.

The conference will take place at the Evoluon Conference Centre in Eindhoven, Netherlands, as a side-event of the “Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen” annual exhibition.

Key Dates
Early Registration: 6 November 2009
Poster submission: 23 October 2009
“Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen” Exhibition: 18-19 November 2009
SOPRANO conference presentations: 19 November 2009
Visits to SOPRANO Smart Home: 20 November 2009

More information on the project website.

The 5th Usability Symposium of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) will take place in Linz November, 9-10 (Monday-Tuesday) 2009. The keynote speech will be delivered by Yvonne Rogers, from the Pervasive Interaction Lab, Computing Department, Open University (UK) “The Changing Face of Human-Computer Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing”, and will address “New Trends in Human–Computer Interaction”.
A special session is also organised regarding Smart Home, Health and Ambient Assisted Living. The Symposium program is now available online.

The SOPRANO EU project organises the conference “Ambient Assisted Living- Promising concepts for designing user-friendly technologies” in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, on 19-20 November 2009. The Conference aims to explore Ambient Assisted Living concepts by bringing together experts from academia and industry to discuss AAL application design, user involvement, technologies and market potential. In addition, participants will be able to present their work through posters and will have the chance to visit the SOPRANO smart home, where technologies developed within the project are presented.
The conference will take place at the Evoluon Conference Centre in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as a side-event of the “Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen” annual exhibition.
Key Dates
Early Registration: 6 November 2009
Poster submission: 23 October 2009
“Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen” Exhibition: 18-19 November 2009
SOPRANO conference presentations: 19 November 2009
Visits to SOPRANO Smart Home: 20 November 2009

For more details and registration please visit the Conference webpage or email us at soprano_secretariat@exodus.gr.

The Commission adopted on 29 April its 2009 Communication on Ageing. The Communication identifies as one of the key policy priorities the promotion of new services and products to serve ageing populations and encourages the introduction of technology in long-term care.
The Commission Communication takes an in-depth look at the economic and budgetary impact of an ageing population over the long-term until 2060.
More information (including the accompanying Ageing Report) can be found here.
Source: e-Inclusion Newsletter – 30/04/2009

The EMERGE project aims to support the activities of daily living of elderly people with an innovative monitoring system. With the use of ambient and unobtrusive sensors EMERGE plans to monitor activity, location and vital data of elderly people and detect deviations from typical behavior. The project engineers a prototype that treats emergencies with stepwise assistance. More specifically, the three steps involved are:
* To provide proactive assistance to the elderly people themselves and then integrate friends, family or caregivers, if necessary
* To contact the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), in case the emergency situation can not be resolved, and provide information about the medical situation of the affected person
* To resolve the situation through the involvement of EMS who provide medical care, telemedicine counseling or send a rescue team.

More information can be found on the project website.