Ambient Assisted Living pp 325-333
Living in the Living Lab! Adapting Two Model Domotic Apartments for Experimentation in Autonomous Living in a Context of Residential Use
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- Malavasi M., Agusto R., Ioele F.M., Martinuzzi S., Motolese M.R., Rimondini M. (2014) Living in the Living Lab! Adapting Two Model Domotic Apartments for Experimentation in Autonomous Living in a Context of Residential Use. In: Longhi S., Siciliano P., Germani M., Monteriù A. (eds) Ambient Assisted Living. Springer, Cham
The development of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is clearly heavily dependent on a capacity to respond to the needs of potential users. Research and development based on User Centered Design methodologies must be accompanied by testing with users in contexts which are as close as possible to those encountered in everyday life. The whole process should conclude with an adequate means of measuring the outcomes of experimental solutions. The characteristics of the place of experimentation and of the methodologies employed thus appear to be particularly critical. This article describes a project path involving the realization and adaptation of two experimental domotic apartments (and related methodologies of use) for a Living Lab dedicated to experimentation in the use of assistive technologies and AAL. The two apartments concerned are to be found in the Corte Roncati complex in Bologna.