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AAL Forum 2018: Ageing Well in the Digital Age - A Growing Community of Change Maker

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Do you work in the active and healthy ageing sector and you want to participate in the European discussion driving the future of digital transformation of health and social inclusion of our ageing population? Then the AAL Forum is the perfect opportunity for you to be involved in an ecosystem that promotes a new social and economic approach to grow a more inclusive silver economy that benefits individuals, society and industry. With the PROGRESSIVE project, EHTEL is represented in the workshop "Joining up age-friendly smart homes and smart communities: Voices in standardisation." (25 September, time tbd.) dedicated to developing innovative services in the context of the Active and Assisted Living Programme.

  • AAL Forum
When Sep 24, 2018 10:00 AM to
Sep 26, 2018 04:00 PM
Where Euskalduna Conference Centre, Bilbao (Spain)
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Get up to speed on the latest advances in ICT technology for our ageing population from robots and games, to apps and sensors, products that focus on the quality of life, increased independence and social life, and the reduction of health and social care costs. Meet those who develop the technology, those who use it and those who support it with a plethora of networking opportunities and social events to make you feel a part of this dynamic community. This is the chance to learn, explore and actively participate in the products, services and technologies of AAL’s community, and most importantly, make possible what you discover.

Bridging the gaps between technology solutions and active ageing.

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme promotes innovative technological product ideas and services for active and healthy ageing, supporting them until they launch on the market. These innovations are presented at the annual AAL Forum, among the largest European events of its kind. The forum provides an excellent opportunity to network within the AAL community and to discuss issues around AAL within workshops, keynote presentations and a large exhibition area.

The AAL Forum 2018 is taking place in the Euskalduna Conference Centre. The Euskalduna is the perfect venue for lively, interactive discussion and debate, the venue also boasts a substantial exhibition space, where more than 40 cutting edge active ageing solutions will be on display and available to test

    Listen to some of the field’s most prestigious experts talk about their work in the filed of active and healthy ageing. Our speakers are experts in their sectors and will share with you insights and ideas about tech, policy, business and social perspective that will surely enrich your knowledge landscape.
    Showcase your work at the AAL Forum exhibition. Network, receive first-hand feedback, and take your business idea to the next level through collaborations and direct interaction with high-level individuals.
    Take part in any of the 24 interactive workshops taking place over the course of the two days. A chance to learn directly from experts about how to apply their knowledge to your work and get connected to the reference community of AAL in Europe.
    Hack 4 Ageing Well is a 24-hour hackathon, happening from September 22nd to 23rd, focused on developing innovative tech solutions for older adults in a creative, interdisciplinary environment.
    Our matchmaking service brings potential business and cooperation partners together in an informal setting to talk about their work and strike up collaborations.
    Take advantage of the buzzing environment as well as numerous social events to meet countless people working in the same field as you.

PROGRESSIVE Workshop 25 September, time tbd - Joining up age-friendly smart homes and smart communities: Voices in standardisation

Speakers: Frederic Lievens, Estelle Huchet, Kai Schnackenberg, Stephan Schug.

  • Smart homes and communities can support (older) people in remaining independent, active and healthy. The smart technologies, appliances and services that make up a smart environment need to be interoperable, secure, usable and accessible in order to be used by (older) people and thus taken up by the market.
  • Standards can be great drivers for achieving these requirements. They are increasingly recognised in EU policies as important factors for innovation and increased quality and safety.
  • The objective of this workshop is to undertake a reflection process with various stakeholders in two ways. First, on the opportunity and challenges to use existing standards. Second, how to participate in standardisation to voice grassroots stakeholders' needs and strengthen standards' role in making the market work for all.
  • Following a learning-by-doing strategy, workshop participants will work on concrete use case(s) relating to smart homes and communities. They will be asked to voice the requirements and possible challenges that standards would need to take account of in the field of smart homes. The ultimate aim is to ensure future solutions are fit for the market.
  • Information will be provided to the participants regarding benefits of standards and the ways in which they could have their views, concerns and/or solutions considered in standardisation processes around ICT for AHA.

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