AAL Forum 2017 Programme
|Monday, 2nd October|
|18:00-19:00||Official opening speeches|
|19:00-19:10||Introduction to the forum: Mr Antonio da Cunha|
|19:10-19:45||Keynote: Sacha Nauta, finance editor of The Economist|
|19:45-21:30||Cocktails and fado music|
|Tuesday, 3rd October|
|09:00-10.30||Workshop 1 Definition of relevant future areas of life for the use of AAL Solutions in Europe||Workshop 2 Hands-on practice of ‘value proposition canvas’ as a tool to develop innovative financial models||Workshop 3 Motivation Emotion and Assessment in serious games for dementia intervention||Workshop 4 Mobility Solutions – current research projects and how they enhance their impact||Matchmaking Sessions|
|10:30-11:00||Coffee and refreshments|
|11:00-12:30||Plenary 1: Pros & Cons debate – AAL solutions' perceived value by suppliers, buyers, and users|
|12:30-14:00||Lunch break: Poster sessions, exhibition, matchmaking|
|14:00-15:30||Workshop 5 Bridges between Europe – Integrating health and social care towards innovation||Workshop 6 New financial models from two very innovative projects for heart failure support: SmartBEAT and Do CHANGE||Workshop 7 How to get tailor-made AAL packages?||Workshop 8 Enhancing Impact of AAL Projects: Enhancing the social impact of AAL projects through the starting up of local communities and the cooperative model||AAL Investors’ Event (invitation only)|
|15:30-16:00||Coffee and refreshments|
|16:00-17:30||Workshop 9 Senior Centered IoT– A new challenge for Senior friendly habitats||Workshop 10 "So you’ve built it, but how will they get there?" Beta business plan||Workshop 11 Business Case – Validated methods for evaluating economic effects on assisted living technology||Workshop 12 How to make the process of UCD easier in ALL projects: increasing adoption through UCD|
|17:30||Schist Village: Taste the wine and cuisine of the Centro de Portugal region|
Workshop 1 - Tuesday, 9h00-10h30
Definition of relevant future areas of life for the use of AAL solutions in Europe
Felix Piazolo is key researcher and project leader in several national and international research projects such as 2PCS, ExpACT and gAALaxy – the universal system for interconnected living – and will be leading discussions during the workshop on quality of life areas in the AAL eld. As an associate professor at Andrássy University Budapest, and senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Innsbruck, Felix’s experience and work, especially with gAALaxy, means he has a lot of knowledge on delivering unique end-user experiences with AAL solutions and researching the impact of solutions on quality of life without limiting the habits of individuals in everyday life.
The workshop will discuss how AAL solutions influence various quality of life domains. Firstly, demo AAL scenarios will be presented that use existing AAL solutions combined with smart home solutions and discussed regarding their potential quality of life impact. In the second part of the interactive workshop, participants will develop new scenarios for certain quality of life areas. Findings will be shared and discussed amongst participants on how they could become relevant to future AAL solutions.
Workshop 2 - Tuesday, 9h00-10h30
Hands-on practice of value proposition canvas as a tool to develop innovative financial models
This workshop will give you a hands-on experience of the ‘value proposition canvas’ tool and will be led by Alain Denis, managing director at Yellow Window. The session will give you the confidence to apply the tool in your own project and build a more customer-oriented and innovative business model. You will apply the tool on ActiveAdvice which is a platform to bridge the gap between offer and demand of AAL products and services. It is an innovative service, creating value through the involvement of three different target groups: consumers, businesses and authorities (government). Groups will be split up into small groups of six participants after initial discussions, where they will be able to share and compare results together.
Workshop 3 - Tuesday, 9h00-10h30
Motivation Emotion and Assessment in Serious Games for Dementia Intervention
Lucas Paletta, key researcher and head of Human Factors Lab at JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria, will be leading this workshop on dementia, a broad category of neurocognitive disorders that cause long-term decline in the ability to think and remember, but that also involve emotional problems and a decrease in motivation. While the effect of serious games for the cognitive stimulation of people with dementia has been thoroughly tackled, the impact of this motivational support still requires more investigation.
This workshop will look at serious games, assistance in the psychosocial contexts, and substantial increase of activation, awareness, and positive stimulation for people with dementia. Assessment in this context is relevant to make efficient use of the monitoring of consequences in daily life over longer periods of time. An overview on interdisciplinary expertise will be followed by an open session to enrich information exchange.
Workshop 4 - Tuesday, 9h00-10h30
Mobility Solutions - current research projects and how they enhance their impact
Christoph stahl, senior R&T associate from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, will be leading this workshop. Since the AAL Forum 2013, Stahl has organised many workshops on indoor and outdoor mobility solutions, and is currently working on smart home technologies. Having managed an AAL project on this topic, Stahl fully understands how mobility is a key necessity for older adults to actively participate in social life. Diminished visual, physical and cognitive abilities can cause a loss of confidence and orientation that means people prefer to stay at home.
Stahl, along with the other workshop speakers, will draw upon his own experiences on current research activities on navigational aid and mobility assistance. Looking at their own case studies and projects, speakers will shed light on the methods and analysis models they use to implement mobility solutions. The workshop will then invite participants to contribute to discussions on this broad topic including public transportation services, orientation for indoor environments, and analysis and compensation of gait disorders.
Workshop 5 – 14h00-15h30
Bridges between Europe – Integrating health and social care towards innovation
Horst Kraemer is a programme officer at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, and will be leading this workshop. With a portfolio that includes digital innovation in health and care, age-friendly smart living environments, as well as research and innovation projects in the Horizon 2020 framework, Horst will chair a panel that will hold a discussion on the alignment of strategies and initiatives.
Whilst many European networks are implementing actions on AHA and AAL, there are still challenges ahead. Additional speakers will draw upon their own project experiences and the difficulties they face, to asks questions to participants such as: are AAL solutions adequate for the needs of stakeholders? Is national funding aligned? How can national funding contribute to its implementation on social case and health services? Other areas of the session aim to discuss the gap between top and bottom networks, the corrective measures to follow understanding difficulties, and the path between real user needs and products as a critical factor for the broad implementation of AAL.
Workshop 6 – 14h00-15h30
New financial models from two very innovative projects for heart failure support: SmartBEAT and Do CHANGE
Filipe Sousa is a researcher at Fraunhofer Portugal working in the areas of active and assisted living, information processing, and mobile computing and will be leading this workshop. As value-based care replaces the fee-for-service model under healthcare plans, new innovative solutions start to emerge that can boost the efficiency of the health system and empower patients to manage their own care. One of growing interest is the “shared savings” approach: if a healthcare system/provider reduces total healthcare expenditures with its patients, then the seller of the application causing this outcome is rewarded part of the savings.
As the coordinator of SmartBEAT, Filipe will be addressing the ‘shared saving model’, the method proposed to sell SmartBEAT and Do Change solutions. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the two parameters needed to succeed in doing this: (i) cost savings by reducing hospitalisation, and (ii) health efficiency in monitoring chronic patients. Following this, the workshop will also look at the financial innovation ‘health impact bonds’, an instrument to avoid wrong pocket savings in which investors are solely based on outcome performance.
Workshop 7 – 14h00-15h30
How to get tailor-made AAL packages?
Petra Friedrich (professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Kempten) together with Isabella Hämmerle (research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg) and Urs Guggenbuehl (co-director of Competence Centre AAL, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen), will be leading this workshop on new approaches for the assembly, personalisation and individualisation of AAL solutions. They will share some knowledge and experiences and present the first results of the project IBH Living Lab AAL. IBH is an association of 30 universities around the Lake of Constance.
Participants will be involved in a discussion on three aspects of personalising AAL solutions – the end user, the technology and the implementation – and develop ideas around this subject in a wold café setting. The workshop will start with some key note statements and continue with discussions about the challenges to personalise AAL solutions.
Workshop 8 – 14h00-15h30
ENHANCING IMPACT OF AAL PROJECTS: Enhancing the social impact of AAL projects through the starting up of local communities and the cooperative model
Gerard van Loon, senior manager of European projects at the National Foundation for the Elderly in the Netherlands and moderator of the workshop, has more than eight years of experience with AAL and other Horizon 2020 projects on active and healthy ageing. Gerard’s main contribution is his engagement with an NGO that encourages and manages involvement of elderly people in the execution of AAL pilot testing sites. Two case studies – the iCare Coops and SOCIALCARE AAL projects – will be discussed, to demonstrate how community-based organisations such as charities, volunteers’ initiatives and cooperatives have a lot of potential in community mobilisation and social innovation.
The workshop will highlight strategies and tools that the two case studies have employed to translate their members’ needs into actions and responses using digital platforms. The goal is to discuss the ways in which technological innovation can effectively catalyse the potential of communities to provide higher-quality care for older people. The workshop will provide its participants with an opportunity to share their experiences in approaches towards fostering community involvement and decreasing social isolation.
Workshop 9 – 16h00-17h30
Senior centered IoT: A new challenge for senior-friendly habitats
The world of connected devices and IoT-based appliances we now live in has led to increased security issues concerning personal information and data management. Simultaneously, the lack of awareness that many older people face when using new technologies and managing personal data represents one of the major issues in the eld of AAL. Leading discussions on this topic is Matteo Zallio, Architect and Research fellow at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Environmental Sustainability & Health, who has experience in developing assistive technologies for older adults and people with disabilities and John McGrory, experienced lecturer in electrical, intelligent automation and process control at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
The workshop, based on a “senior-centred IoT approach”, deals with four topics that mainly relate to users’ abilities: technology and innovation, usability and interoperability, security and safety and connectivity and smartness.
The workshop, that focuses on state-of-the-art of sensing technologies and ambient intelligence, aims to demystify technology issues, increase the awareness on user experience towards IoT-based devices and improve the understanding on data security management for older adults.
Workshop 10 – 16h00-17h30
"So you’ve built it, but how will they get there?" Beta business plan
Marina Abed is an advisor and entrepreneur who developed a beta business plan as part of her master’s thesis with the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich) for AAL innovators to use to achieve market success when commercialising their products and services. Innovators may miss co-innovation risks and adoption chain risks, arising from partners along the value chain, which may keep great technological advancements from achieving market success. This interactive workshop will promote early adoption of AAL innovations by older adults with a beta business plan.
With Marina’s background, she will chair discussions on the innovation risk framework and apply it to a case study. Dorian Selz, a successful entrepreneur, will be interviewed about his experiences with technology entrepreneurship, what he attributes his success to, and will offer advice to AAL innovators for the promotion of their own projects. Participants will then apply these tools to their own projects by drawing a value blueprint of the ecosystem, identifying key partners, and determining what bottlenecks may hold back their products from reaching the end customer. From this, different scenarios will be discussed on how to realign key actors in the ecosystem to allow for the better promotion of AAL innovations.
Workshop 11 – 16h00-17h30
Business Case – Validated methods for evaluating economic effects on assisted living technology
This workshop will be led by Ivan Kjaer Lauridsen, head of health and assisted living technology at the Department of Health & Care, Aarhus Municipality, alongside Simon Albertsen who is consultant in the same department. Both work primarily on looking at how to harness the vast amounts of data available in Aarhus Municipality in order to support and improve active and healthy ageing through assistive technology. They will present a business case study of nine technologies tested in a nursing home and the validation processes used to ensure products made it to market.
The management team at the Department of Health & Care used various evaluation methods for studying the effects these technologies have on the economy, quality of life (increased independence) and working environments in a nursing home (and home care). The presentation will discuss these evaluation processes in detail before revealing the results and looking at the benefits the assisted living technologies had in relation to citizen dignity and the working environment of caregivers. The workshop aims to provide insight into the complete evaluation process, from testing to evaluation, that finally led to the company deciding to implement and invest in the technologies in all nursing homes. The workshop also outlines perspectives for future use of data to create automatic feedback from each technology in order to be able to follow effects regarding self reliability, improved working environment and reduced cost.
Workshop 12 – 16h00-17h30
How to make the process of UCD easier in ALL projects: increasing adoption through UCD
Diotima Bertel is a research manager at SYNYO GmbH, coordinator of the ActiveAdvice European project. SYNYO is an organisation that has extensive research in the eld of AAL projects, smart health and intelligent ageing. With experience across many organisations that focus on user experience and stakeholder requirements, Diotima’s contribution to the workshop will be fundamental, and together with other speakers she will provide inputs on an in- depth study on the challenges associated with integrating the interests of three stakeholder groups: clients, businesses and governments.
Whilst it is agreed that user-centred design (UCD) and participatory design are required approaches in R&D for AAL solutions, the workshop will draw upon the results and work developed from the project ActiveAdvice to highlight how R&D in this eld faces numerous challenges that need to be dealt with in order to favour the adoption of solutions. The interactive workshop will aim to gather insights from the challenging experiences AAL researchers have faced and discuss approaches to perform usability tests with older adults to help build comprehensive guidelines on how to make the process of UCD easier in AAL projects.
Workshop 13 – 9h00-10h30
Building trust and confidence in the performance of the AAL Marketplace
Rodd Bond, programme director at DkIT Netwell CASALA, will be leading this workshop with an architectural background. Having extensive experience of world-wide care centre and hospital design, Rodd will be discussing the Maestro project which addresses the challenge of increasing AAL adoption through a focus on product and service assessment traceable forms of quality assurance. He will provide an overview of the analytics engine that is being developed across Europe which will underpin Maestro, outlining the dimensions, layers and stages needed to build trust in this complex and emerging AAL marketplace. The goal is to help characterise and connect diverse user demands with supply side innovation.
Specifically, the workshop will elaborate on exploring innovative AAL assessment methodologies, developmental reference frameworks, system and service ontologies and taxonomies. These framework tools can help characterise and connect diverse user demands with supply side innovation, and foster more collaborative and improvement-oriented processes for greater co- design approaches, enhance the provision of adaptable solutions better matching diverse needs, and show real capacities to adapt as the technologies and services, constantly evolve.
Workshop 14 – 9h00-10h30
Does the Robot Care? Increasing the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare
Oliver Korn, professor at Offenburg University, will present and discuss research on social robots, emotional recognition, and the gamification of assistive systems. There are already several examples of innovative robots in care – however, the speakers will present best practices of social robotics from first-hand experience as well as the potentials of emotion-recognising social robots. Based both on research and practical demonstrations, the participants will explore how to successfully use robots in the domains of medical care and care for older adults.
The workshop will invite participation from the audience to develop perspectives on more acceptable and humane social robots in the eld of care. Questions include: are robots in elderly care scarce due to technological problems or do humans simply prefer care from fellow humans? What if these care robots were social robots, able to recognise a patient’s emotions, responding properly to a depressed or cheerful patient? And is such a response ethically desirable or is it unethical to make a machine simulate human understanding?
Workshop 15 – 9h00-10h30
Vision AAL beyond 2025
Kurt Majcen is senior researcher at Joanneum Research, an Austrian research company focused on applied research, and with an extensive technical background he has coordinated many AAL projects on a European level since 2010, mainly on social inclusion and teaching older adults modern technology skills. With such a background, Kurt aims to address the challenges European societies are facing, such as digitisation and demographic change, and discuss how active and assisted living deals with many developments on how to assist primary, secondary and tertiary end-users coping with these changes.
Bringing with him visions and trends about ICT that may find their way into the lives and households of older adults within the next 10 years, Kurt will look to lead participants to rethink if our current activities will lead us to where we want to be in a decade’s time. The workshop will look further to understand the future of current AAL solutions and consider what areas of daily life will need to be covered in the future and what has to be done to achieve that. Other speakers will bring to the table their own experiences from different perspectives on projects to do with home automation systems.
Workshop 16 – 9h00-10h30
RITMOCORE: A PPI promoting Risk sharing for home monitoring of Arrhythmias patients
Sofia Moreno-Pérez, independent consultant and procurement coordinator of EU projects RITMOCORE and STOPandGO, will be leading this workshop with her experience within RITMOCORE on how to integrate more innovations with less money. RITMOCORE is an EU PPI exploring the path towards value-based health, and whilst ICT innovation could contribute to increasing wellbeing and sustainability, the question to be asked is: how can you open doors to innovation while budgetary restrictions increase?
With a history in the eld starting with eVIA, the Spanish Technology Platform for eHealth, eInclusion and Ageing Well, plus being the partner of two start-ups, So a’s experience alongside the wealth of knowledge the other workshop speakers will be bringing will help participants analyse real experiences of new purchasing models which open the door of public services to ICT innovations. The objectives are to identify the key elements in innovation enabling purchasing methods, and to identify other means like quality labelling, promoting safe adoption of ICT from citizens, and coordinating with public health-care services.
Workshop 17 – 14h00-15h30
Pilot studies as enabler for the market introduction of AAL solutions
Markus Garschall, expert advisor at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, will be moderating this workshop. Over the last years, a number of European research projects have investigated the impact of assistive technology in pilot studies involving a high number of users. In Austria, six AAL pilot regions have been launched since 2012, supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Within these pilot regions, AAL products and services are put into practice and tested over a longer period of time. The overarching goals are to evaluate the impact of AAL technologies in daily use and developing go-to market strategies involving representatives from businesses and the housing sector as well as stakeholders from research, healthcare, insurance and the public sector.
In this interactive workshop, focus will be put on exchanging experiences on the specific challenges related to planning, conducting and analysing large pilot studies in order to define better pilots and to demonstrate the impact of AAL at an individual, societal and institutional level. Thus, this session brings together representatives from European pilot regions as well as interested participants from the AAL community.
Workshop 18 – 14h00-15h30
Better education and understanding supporting increasing adoption of AAL solutions in practice
This workshop, to be coordinated in cabaret style, will see a collaboration from a number of experts, senior personnel from several EU countries including European Knowledge Tree Group (EKTG) international ambassadors, users, EU officials, academics, and health professionals. EKTG will be the main topic of discussion at the workshop as at the AAL Forum in Switzerland, the issues of education and understanding were first addressed. EKTG coordinator Maggie Ellis and EKTG ambassadors Christiane Brockes-Bracht and Sofia Moreno-Perez will be contributing their long experience in this field to extend this understanding further.
With help from a number of other experts, this session will summarise cost effective active and assisted living, digital services and technology systems, their application and identifying specific education formats using AAL forum participants. The main effort of this session will be spent matching opportunities offered by AAL solutions, the EU Blueprint and topics raised in earlier AAL events to identify at least two actions that can personally be undertaken to better apply AAL technology to benefit the ageing population. Opportunities for education and training will also be launched for these groups.
Workshop 19 – 14h00-15h30
Voice to the users – is AAL already in your lives?
As one of the leading academics on healthcare environments, practicing award winning architecture parallel to researching and teaching architecture for healthcare facilities at UCL, Eevangelia Chrysikou, will be leading the workshop with her wealth of experience working in the eld of innovative tech-solutions for active and healthy ageing. By examining the question, “are users really bene ting from technological disruption and breakthroughs?”, Evangelia intends to use her experience working on architectural interventions and human perception to analyse potential gaps between technology, funding and large-scale usability.
While the AAL Programme provides for high impact wellbeing for older people, too often solutions do not root in people’s lives. Evangelia and further speakers will draw on their individual studies to create a discussion between the key actors in the workshop on the effectiveness of user involvement in AAL development and implementation, to improve the dialogue amongst them. The workshop will look at national funding, public/private sector integration, built environments and architecture, local and national health care systems and end-user needs and how to listen and integrate their requirements.
Workshop 20 – 14h00-15h30
Market uptake of AAL solutions_new business models based on interoperable solutions
This session will discuss innovative business models for the deployment and take-up of interoperable independent living solutions, which is the focus of part of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Speakers will bring holistic knowledge of the state-of-the-art ecosystem and possible pathways to create business models for active ageing, and individual case studies on their own experiences of developing interoperable independent living solutions and working together successfully with multidisciplinary teams.
Gil Gonçalves, one of the speakers for this workshop, is the chief scientific officer at INOVA+ with over 10 years working in ICT-based projects for active and healthy ageing. With a catalogue of experience as researcher in several R&D projects in the AAL domain, Gil will share his vision on future AAL solutions and how to address their market uptake as a series of bottlenecks hamper the implementation of policies and innovative solutions. Ageing people need to be empowered to stay independent for longer at home, and innovative approaches, including ICT developments are essential to enable this.
Workshop 21 – 16h00-17h30
Changing Mindsets: New Approaches to AAL
Malcolm Fisk, a senior research fellow from De Montfort University, leads the EC funded PROGRESSIVE project that addresses standards around ICT for active and healthy ageing. PROGRESSIVE will be the focus of the workshop and with Malcolm’s expertise as advisor and member of other quality standard groups he will address the position of standards around assistive technologies and look at changing mindsets and the new types of language required to reflect this.
The AAL Programme may at times have been trapped in focusing on ‘delivering’ solutions to perceived problems, but it is actually about older people engaging in the economic and social lives of their community. By looking at examples of initiatives both within and outside the AAL Programme, participants will come up with a new language and examples of new directions in standards concerned with health data, robots, housing schemes, engagement and involvement of older people, and the ethics around care and empowerment. They will look at how thinking differently impacts on the kinds of standards that support the ‘shape’ and marketing of products and services.
Workshop 22 – 16h00-17h30
Creating need-based AAL bundles
This workshop will be led by Konstantin Seger, junior researcher at the University of Innsbruck, who will be focusing the workshop on the needs of the older adults and how to bundle the right technologies to meet those needs. Together with his colleagues at the university, he has been working on the AAL project gAALaxy with the goal of bundling existing, innovative AAL solutions with professional home automation systems in order to deliver a unique and uni ed end-user experience. Manfred Ko er will give input about the bundling process before participants are split into groups.
During the interactive workshop, to match the right products participants will use the tAALxonomy classification model and resulting from theoretical inputs, will define bundles based on different personas provided by the workshop speakers. As an outcome, the workshop will discuss the benefits based on the interoperability of the ICT-based solutions with the positive spill-over effects becoming much clearer. This will also help to raise awareness of how to focus on AAL products usability with minimal impact on limiting the everyday habits of older adults.
Workshop 23 – 16h00-17h30
Adoption by joining forces, a clear vision, and eye for detail
Ad van Berlo is the R&D manager at Smart Homes, the Dutch expert centre on home automation, smart living and e-health. Ad will be leading discussions on the challenges that make a certain initiative a success or a failure and how to link the demand of an ageing population with the supply of innovative ideas to ensure the adoption of AAL solutions. Joining Ad, additional speakers will help moderate the interactive workshop from the perspective of having conducted real life tests within innovative health care projects with user-centric design.
Speakers will share practical experiences they have gained in various AAL and other EU projects and will help generate discussions. This workshop links the experiences gained in the long-term user trial in people’s homes from VictoryaHome, which has now finished, with the concept of accelerators used in the SEAS2Grow project and the role that public authorities can play as launching customer from the STOPandGO project. The workshop will conclude with participants coming together to discuss how to focus on a user, an organisation and a business perspectives to ensure a sustainable service.
Workshop 24 – 16h00-17h30
Creating the perfect AAL user journey: a design perspective on developing products people love to use.
Martijn Vastenburg will be leading this workshop on changing perspectives in designing user journeys. Martijn, the managing director at ConnectedCare, has a background in research and user experience design, including in various AAL projects developing products people love to use. Martijn founded ConnectedCare to design innovative e-health solutions and boost digital care collaboration, especially in coordinating participatory design processes and techniques to ensure that AAL products properly address a real user need.
Whereas target users often value AAL innovations, adoption and active use tend to be a challenge. With his expertise, Martijn’s workshop aims to change perspectives by firstly looking at the theory and methodology behind designing user journeys before asking: what can we learn from service design methodologies in creating successful AAL innovations? And in particular, how can we create the perfect AAL user journey? The workshop speaker will be running an interactive session where participants will work in project groups on designing the perfect user journey for their AAL projects.
Official Opening Speeches
Official Opening Speeches
Rafael de Andres Medina, AAL President
Manuel Machado, Mayor of Coimbra
Ana Abrunhosa, President of Centro Regional Coordination and Development Commission, Portugal
Teresa Mendes, President of Instituto Pedro Nunes, Portugal
João Gabriel Silva, Rector of Coimbra University, Portugal
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation, Portugal
Introduction to the forum
Mr. Antonio da Cunha – IPN, Coimbra
António Lindo da Cunha - IPN
António Lindo da Cunha is the AAL Forum 2017 committee coordinator, and will present the rationale behind the AAL Forum 2017 theme “Bridging the gaps between technology and active ageing. What can YOU do?”. António has has wide experience in driving innovation and R&D contracts, and leading technology transfer processes between research organisations and the business sector for health and ambient assistive living. He is part of the Ageing@Coimbra coordination group and IPN representative in the EIT Health project.
Keynote Speech: The New Old
Sacha Nauta - Finance editor of "The Economist"
Sacha Nauta, Finance editor for The Economist, recently reported about older age and what she called the "The New Old". She asked: “What do you call someone who is over 65 but not yet elderly?”. Sacha will be delivering the opening keynote address at the AAL Forum 2017, which will provide a fascinating insight into the economics of ageing, and the opportunities that exist if we begin to shift expectations of life as an older person.
Cocktail and Fado Music
Cocktail and Fado Music
Networking and drinks. Fado is one of Europe’s most beautiful musical styles and is still traditionally celebrated in the cities of Coimbra and Lisbon.
Plenary 1: Pros & Cons Debate: AAL solutions' perceived value by suppliers, buyers and users
The objective of this session is to demonstrate the value of AAL solutions to different stakeholders and to position AAL for current and future business.
this session focuses on a discussion about the perceived value of AAL solutions by the different stakeholders (suppliers, buyers and users). this will take place in the form of a pros and cons debate with the participation of two representatives from each stakeholder group alongside a moderator, who will be probing the participants for the answers to some of the more difficult issues surrounding the topic.
Suppliers: HealthCare Director at Glintt, Mrs. Filipa Fixe. CEO at Sensara, Mr. Reinout Engelberts
Buyers: Regional Innovation Expert, Mrs. Sonia Martinez Arca. Innovation Director in Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, Mrs Carina Dantas
Users: Creative Director at PowerAge, Mr. Ton Koper. Wir! Stiftung pflegender Angehöriger, Mrs. Brigitte Bührlen
Plenary 2: Active and healthy ageing policies in action at regional, national and EU level
The objective of the session is to highlight, compare and differentiate current and planned AAL/demographic change related policy actions and funding initiatives at regional, national and European level. The session brings together regional, national and EU policymakers and funders in order to discuss how current and future initiatives address the different stakeholder needs (older adults, care organisations, R&D institutions, SMEs). Questions such as "what complementarity exists between regional, national and EU levels?” and "where should investments go in the future to stimulate innovation in AAL?" will be asked.
Participants: Member of European Parliament of Active Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity Intergroup, Lambert Van Nistelrooij. Portuguese Coordinator of the National Strategy for Active and Healthy Ageing (Portugal), José Pereira Miguel. Estonian Deputy Secretary General at Ministry of Social Affairs - Ministry of Social Affairs, Rait Kuuse. President of Centro Regional Coordination and Development Commission (Portugal, Centro Region), Mrs. Ana Abrunhosa. Director General for Personal Autonomy Promotion (Spain, Biscay Region), Sergio Murillo Corzo. Representative from the Portuguese Directorate General of Health, Andreia. Programme and policy officer at the European Commission, DG CONNECT, Birgit Morlion.
The AAL Forum 2017 comes to a close. The events of the previous days are summarised, the winner of the Hackathon and AAL exhibition are announced, and details of next year’s forum are revealed.
Rafael de Andres Medina – President of the AAL Association.
Jorge Dias – IPN
Klaus Niederländer – Director of the AAL Programme
Ana Sanchez – Member of the Board, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P
|Wednesday, 4th October|
|09:00-10.30||Workshop 13 Building trust and confidence in the performance of the AAL Marketplace||Workshop 14 Does the Robot Care? Increasing the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare||Workshop 15 Vision AAL beyond 2025||Workshop 16 RITMOCORE: A PPI promoting Risk sharing for home monitoring of Arrhythmias patients||Matchmaking Sessions|
|10:30-11:00||Coffee and refreshments|
|11:00-12:30||Plenary 2: Active and healthy ageing policies in action at regional, national and EU level|
|12:30-14:00||Lunch break Poster Sessions, Exhibition , Matchmaking|
|14:00-15:30||Workshop 17 Pilot studies as enabler for the market introduction of AAL solutions||Workshop 18 Better education and understanding supporting increasing adoption of AAL Solutions in practice||Workshop 19 Voice to the users – is AAL already in your lives?||Workshop 20 Market uptake of AAL solutions_new business models based on interoperable solutions|
|15:30- 16:00||Coffee and refreshments|
|16:00-17:30||Workshop 21 Changing Mindsets: New Approaches to AAL||Workshop 22 Creating need-based AAL bundles||Workshop 23 Adoption by joining forces, a clear vision, and eye for detail||Workshop 24 Creating the perfect AAL user journey: a design perspective on developing products people love to use|
|19:00-20:00||AAL Forum 2017 closing ceremony|
|20:00-00:00||Social dinner and party|