The AALIANCE initiative – “The European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance” - aims to coordinate the European AAL R&D community and to develop a common strategic vision for short-, mid- and long-term R&D approaches in the AAL context. An important step towards this aim is the release of the Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap for research and innovation which the project consortium has now published on its website.
This initiative is part of the EU action plan for Ageing Well in the Information Society which aims to provide new solutions to help Europe tackle the challenges of the ageing population.
The full document of 120 pages (including a foreword from Florin Lupescu, Director of Directorate ICT addressing Societal Challenges in DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission) provides an in-depth look into the future of AAL application areas, concepts and technologies until 2025. The first part of the roadmap describes the main trends for AAL, analyzed from demographical, economical and technological points of view. Furthermore, existing barriers for deployment of AAL are explained in the document. Starting from the identification of potential needs of elderly people for living independently in different contexts, the field of AAL is grouped in three principal application domains :
* Ageing at home and on the move (AAL4persons)
* Ageing in society,
* Ageing at work.
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