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Towards support systems for independent living: technology and user perspectives

Events: 11/05/2014 - 02:00 to 14/05/2014 - 02:00, Aalborg, Denmark
A workshop aiming to provide a discussion framework towards enhanced Activites of Daily Living support for older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairments, physical impairments (in particular COPD) and healthy individuals.
The notion of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) refers to the everyday essential activities a person performs with the goal of well-being. The extent to which a person is able to perform these activities indicates her functional status and it becomes a particularly relevant measure for older adults. The latest developments in the fields of sensor networks (both wired and wireless) and intelligent reasoning have allowed enhanced ADL support inside user’s home involving healthcare professionals, hospitals, end-user organizations, local councils and the families of the persons in need of ADL support. Despite the fact that the domain is relatively new and the market not fully developed, there is a substantial number of projects and commercial services that provide ADL support utilizing cutting edge technologies and users’ personal devices.