ICT for ageing well.



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  • Inside the Forum

    Does the Robot Care? Perspectives on the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare   There are several examples of innovative robots in care. However, their actual use in the domains medical care and care for the elderly is scarce. Is this still due to technological problems – or do humans simply prefer care from fellow humans? What if these care robots were social robots, able to recognize a…

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  • Hackathon: Hack 4 Ageing Well

    For 24 hours from the 30 September to the 1 October 2017, a hackathon will be taking place in the run up to the AAL Forum 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal.   Hack 4 Ageing Well is one of the thrilling side events to be taking place alongside the main activities at this year’s forum. The AAL hackathon invites you and your team to step up to the challenge and come together to work late into the night,…

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  • What is to be caring for your loved ones?

    Bringing with her the perspective and knowledge of a first-hand career, Brigitte Bührlen, founder and chair of We! Foundation of Caring Relatives, is sure to provide an interesting perspective during her plenary one presentation at the AAL Forum 2017   Brigitte looked after her mother, who suffered from dementia, for 20 years. After moving into her parent’s home, together with her husband and…

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  • Submitted proposals in AAL Call 2017: preliminary outcomes!

    The AAL Call 2017 entitled “AAL packages/integrated solutions: Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults,” closed on May 24th, 2017   This challenge focused on turning impressive ideas into AAL projects that can provide practical, integrated solutions to challenges in people’s everyday lives. It is recognised that t…

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