Co-organising a session at the AAL Forum 2015

Two members of the Centre for Social informatics are co-organising a session at the AAL Forum 2015: Smart engagement for smart solutions: innovative methods for involving users in developing ICT for active and healthy ageing.

Smart ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing (AHA) are being developed and implemented due to demographic changes, the need and desire of older adults to live independently at home for longer, the increasing costs of long-term care, and burdened informal carers. They can increase the quality of life, comfort, safety, welfare and interpersonal relationships for older adults and their family members. Policy makers, industry, researchers and civil society are working on this together in a process of learning-by-doing involving all stakeholders. European programmes, partnerships and networks such as Horizon 2020, the Digital Agenda, AAL JP, EIP AHA, Coral, AER and Interreg facilitate this cooperation and learning on the European level. For reasons of ensuring the quality, better solutions and actual implementation and acceptance of existing and proposed ICT tools and services it is crucial to involve older adults and informal carers in the design and development. That is easier said than done, and that is what this session was about.

Details are available at the Coral webpage.

Back to list of notificationsPublished: 22. September 2015 | Category: News