Making AAL Platforms a Reality

  • Antonio Kung
  • Bruno Jean-bart
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6439)


This paper takes the position that the advent of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) depends on the availability of an ecosystem based on widely accepted mainstream platforms supporting AAL domain specific interfaces. It describes the features which such platforms must meet, based on the experience of the MonAMI project. It identifies challenges concerning the standardisation of application specific interfaces, and their support by platforms. It finally suggests two measures that will help make such platforms a reality: first, the launching of a research and industry initiative for an open source platform; secondly, the launching of a EC policy supported long-term process for the adoption of AAL standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Kung
    • 1
  • Bruno Jean-bart
    • 1
  1. 1.TrialogParisFrance

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