SMARTER LIVES is an event that addresses the challenges of demographic change in health care, social services and society. The SMARTER LIVES was organized for the first time in 2015 in Innsbruck. This was the starting point of this interexchange of local, national and international stakeholders in the area of care and modern assistive technologies. SMARTER LIVES offers the following program points for users, suppliers, researchers and stakeholders:
- Specialist and practical lectures: presentations by experts from the AAL environment
- Elevator Pitch: 2-minute short presentations by solution providers
- AAL Trade Fair: Demonstration of solutions by suppliers from various fields of application
The testregion West-AAL was an Austrian pilot project, which aimed to identify product and service combinations within the market of AAL. The project contributed to an active, self-determined, safe and socially connected life for elderly persons. There were 12 partners participating in the pilot project. The test-region included 71 test households in the region of Tyrol and Vorarlberg in Austria. The solutions were tested and evaluated for a period of 1,5 years. The project started 01.01.2014 and ended on 31.05.2017.
The goal of the gAALaxy development is to bundle existing, innovative AAL solutions with professional home automation systems in order to deliver a unique and unified end-user experience. The core of the gAALaxy vision is the creation of a holistic residential gateway revolving around ambient home automation technologies enhanced with activating and engaging AAL technologies which offers access to call centre technologies or relevant tele and social services.
FairCare aims for high living standards for elderly people. The web-based platform improves the communication between professional carers, everyday services, volunteers, elderly people and their families. Because of improved communication elderly people can stay longer in their own homes and therefore relatives and care organizations are released. The entire concept of the FairCare platform is based on a social franchise system.