Between Innovation and Daily Practice in the Development of AAL Systems: Learning from the Experience with Today’s Systems

  • Shirley Beul
  • Lars Klack
  • Kai Kasugai
  • Christian Moellering
  • Carsten Roecker
  • Wiktoria Wilkowska
  • Martina Ziefle
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 69)

Abstract

In this paper we delineate and compare the functional and structural potential but also shortcomings of two Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems, which aim at providing remote care for elder adults living independently at home. One system, a personal emergency response system, is already in use, the other system, the Future Care Lab, presents a holistic tele-medical care setting, which is currently in its conceptualization and test phase at RWTH Aachen University. By learning from the experience with a well-established system in both, restrictions and benefits, implications for a user-centred development for future telemedical systems can be derived.

Keywords

eHealth Ambient Assisted Living Telemonitoring Telecare Future Care Lab Personal Emergency Response System PERS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shirley Beul
    • 1
  • Lars Klack
    • 1
  • Kai Kasugai
    • 1
  • Christian Moellering
    • 1
  • Carsten Roecker
    • 1
  • Wiktoria Wilkowska
    • 1
  • Martina Ziefle
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication Science/ eHealth: Enhancing Mobility with Aging, Human Technology CentreRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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