Upcoming workshops for the AAL community

Following our Call for Workshops 2023, which aimed to generate ideas for workshops that are of value to the community, we are pleased to announce that we have given the green light to four new workshops.

Earlier this year, we asked you to send over proposals for workshops that focused on stimulating the sharing of knowledge and/or lessons among AAL partners and other relevant stakeholders.

We would like to thank all of you who sent in a proposal for a workshop, and we are happy to now be able to confirm which of these proposals were successful. Read on to find out more about the upcoming workshops.


Remote HealthCare Workshop

Date: 20 November 2023

Location: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece


The goal of this workshop is to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively provide remote healthcare monitoring services using DoctorsHello telemetry technology at the point of care.

Targeting elderly populations in urban areas, participants will learn how to leverage telemetry tools and techniques to ensure accurate and reliable remote patient monitoring, enabling them to deliver high-quality care and improve patient outcomes.

Physical attendees will have the opportunity to put their hands on the real technologies and equipment and run real scenarios in the parallel exhibition.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of telemetry technology and its application in remote healthcare monitoring. They will be better prepared to deliver quality point-of-care services, leveraging telemetry tools to enhance patient care, safety, and satisfaction.

Find out more here.

Technology for co-working on health and active life

Date: Early 2024

Location: Online

Organisers: KOHS

The subject of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners of several disciplines working on concepts to enable the transition of European societies towards healthy and active life. The workshop concept is designed as a primer for a new format of collaboration.

Healthcare systems in Europe are in transition. Integration of innovative processes in primary care, competence improvement strategies and the use of technology will be the key for this change.

Together with partners in research and practice, KOHS has being developing a new format of interdisciplinary collaboration. The idea is to foster activities in communities of healthcare, ergonomics, occupational health, and technology research. First trials have been performed at the ConTEL conference (organised by TU Graz) in combination with a CEEPUS summer school.

Topics of the workshop will be actual demands in health care (secondary users), applications of technology to meet these demands, technology (focusing on open platforms and open source), integrated processes to enable co-working on health of primary users and the health of healthcare workers, and challenges for healthcare organisations and occupational health (tertiary users).

Particularly welcome to the workshop are people active in healthcare, ergonomics, occupational health, and technology research interested in working on integrated processes and integrated pathways in social systems.

Embedding Responsible Innovation into R&D practices

Date: 20th February 2024

Location: Online

Organisers: Dirk Lukkien & Henk Herman Nap

The Responsible Innovation (RI) approach aims to transform R&D into being more anticipatory, inclusive, reflective, and responsive. Despite success of the RI discourse in academic and policy fields, research indicates that digital care innovators’ awareness about ethical implications and ways to address them is limited.

In this workshop, we facilitate a collective reflection on opportunities and challenges to embedding RI into R&D practices in the AAL domain. In doing so, we draw on insights gained through participatory action research in the previous AAL project ‘GUARDIAN’ (2020-2023), which was conducted with the multidisciplinary R&D team to collectively explore and address opportunities for RI within the project.

In this workshop, participants are facilitated to reflect on opportunities to address RI within their own AAL projects. We challenge participants to think about RI as an integral part of R&D tasks such as co-design, technical development, field testing and commercialisation of AAL technologies. Secondly, we deliberate on barriers that may complicate this process, and how these barriers can be addressed in the future by R&D teams, funders, and other stakeholders.

This workshop is relevant for all those who participate in R&D projects and aspire to foster RI (from) within these projects. This includes project coordinators, engineers, co-design specialist, end-user organisations, etc. In addition, this workshop is also relevant for (representatives of) R&D funding bodies and national contact points, since embedding RI into R&D practices (and addressing barriers that complicate this process) requires reciprocity between different actors such as R&D teams, funders, and users.

New innovative design principles for involvement of frail and impaired older people in development and implementation of health technology

Date: April 2024

Location: International Conference on Integrated Care 2024, Belfast

Organisers: Lars Kayser and Emilie Kauffeldt Wegener

The aim of this in-person workshop is to discuss and develop new principles for the design of health technology and services for older people with physical or mental impairments. We will share knowledge and data from a research project between the EU and Canada and further develop design guidelines to involve older people in the design and implementation of health technology.

Two themes will be addressed:

  • Inclusion and stratification of users using the ‘Readiness and Enablement Index for Health Technology (READHY)
  • How the ‘Epital Care Model’ can inform horizontal and vertical infrastructure in the development of an ecosystem

Policymakers, practitioners, clinicians are all welcome

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