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Presented AIT AAL projects at the AAL Forum 2018

Presented AIT AAL projects at the AAL Forum 2018



ACROSSING is an innovative research training network funded by the EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme which aims to change the way millions of the older people in Europe live and maintain wellbeing. The project aims to make a critical contribution towards an open smart home technology infrastructure by interlinking various disciplines from sensing technologies, context inferences and interaction and considering key principles of social impact, ethics, security and privacy.



MEMENTO provides a solution to help people with dementia to live with a decline of memory. It will provide a tool to create own sets of memories in everyday life. The developed solution will help to remember daily events, to keep new information, help to recognize people, situations and places as well as to help separating fact from fiction. MEMENTO will provide a technical solution which will be designed, developed and tested with a strong user involvement starting with the beginning of the project.


The training program Train&Win allows you to train at home in front of your own TV set. A female or male virtual trainer shows various exercises of different difficulty levels and requirements. A camera tracks the movement of the exercising person and determines whether the exercises are carried out correctly. If necessary, the trainer gives instructions for better execution of an exercise. Additional tips for a healthy and life-affirming lifestyle strengthen the health consciousness.



Did you ever imagine handling ICT technology that adapts to your skills and wishes instead of making you adapt to it? The Kith&Kin project addresses the problem of increasing emotional and social loneliness among older singles living at a distance from their family and friends.
Kith&Kin offers a solution for technology illiterate older adults or those with little experience in using tablets, smart phones, etc. to foster the communication and interaction with their family and friends by designing a new product, which is based on well-known communication and interaction patterns.

Through tangible interaction possibilities following the criteria easy to understand, easy to handle and fun to use Kith&Kin enables older adults to use the functionalities communicating, gaming, and sharing.
At the AAL Forum the final Kith&Kin prototype was presented, which will now be tested in real life settings in Switzerland and in the Netherlands.


Within the project WAALTeR - Wiener AAL Testregion (Vienna AAL Test Region) ") a test bed for assistive technologies is set up in the Vienna region. 90 households are equipped with assistive technologies ranging from communication services, tele-monitoring to a community support network that provides access to events and allows organizing joint activities. Overarching goal of the project is to evaluate the impact of assistive technologies in daily use along the entire value chain, as well as to develop go-to market strategies.



The SUCCESS project provides an innovative mobile training application to support formal and informal caregivers to appropriately interact with people with dementia. The application offers evidence-based communication and intervention strategies and guides the user to effectively respond to specific situations in dementia care. Avatar-based communication is used in lectures and roleplays, enabling new ways of conveying information and providing support and training through verbal and non-verbal communication.



The dHealth (former: eHealth20XX) conference series has been organized by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Austrian Working Group of Health Informatics and eHealth since 2007 with different partner institutions involved (UMIT until 2016, HIMSS Europe in the eHealth Summits 2013 to 2017). Each year, this event attracts 300+ participants from academia, industry, government and health care organizations. In keeping with its motto, "Health Informatics meets eHealth", the event provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, decision makers and vendors to discuss innovative health informatics and eHealth solutions so as to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. It is the USP of this event that Research and Application meet as equals and provide new insights from both the scientific as well as the practical point of view.


KIT Teleheath Platform

KIT (Keep in Touch) Telehealth Solutions is based on the KIOLA IT platform consisting of different, webbased components for data acquisition and processing, interoperability, visualization and decision support, which flexibly supports therapy management (e.g. Diabetes, Heart failure, Hypertension). The AIT technology for the intuitive and secure collection of health data for home complies with Continua standards, health and telemonitoring applications allows easy and intuitive data transfer from medical devices (e.g. blood pressure monitor, blood glucose meter) via NFC, Bluetooth LE as well as the wide range of data collection with passive RFID tags (ID cards, recording of medication, well-being, ...).



OptiVID provides a system that allows people with visual impairments to apply filter and optimization techniques on digital videos to compensate individual visual impairments (such as caused by age-related macular degeneration). Individual and content related video filters such as means to adapt brightness or contrast as well as more advanced filters such as edge detection to increase the level of detail allow for an enhanced video experience.



VoiceAdapt aims to empower elderly people with aphasia by means of improving their communication capabilities and their daily communicative activity to attain greater levels of long-term recovery. Innovative speech-sensitive technology is applied to enable application-based support & training of people with aphasia to develop a system that detects and adapts to spoken language deficiencies as typical signs and symptoms of aphasia.