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|
|9:00-10.30||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
Although AAL Solutions are intended to improve the quality of life for those using them, existing studies and project reports have mainly focused on the technical and feasibility aspects, with little research conducted on the impact of quality of life. Initial findings indicate a positive influence of AAL Solutions on various quality of life domains, particularly concerning social aspects. Therefore, in this session we will discuss further areas of life, which are and will become relevant for AAL, the effect that AAL Solutions have on different aspects of quality of life, and AAL scenarios that are important in this area of study.
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. This 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 (www.activeadvice.eu), 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). After discussions you will work in small groups of six participants to share and compare results together.
Workshop 3 - Tuesday, 9h00-10h30
Motivation Emotion and Assessment in Serious Games for Dementia Intervention
Dementia is a broad category of neurocognitive disorders that cause long-term decline in the ability to think and remember, but that also involves emotional problems and a decrease in motivation. The impact of motivational support requires more investigation in the context of serious games, assistance in the psychosocial contexts, and substantial increase of activation, awareness, and positive stimulation for persons 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
Mobility is a key necessity for seniors 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. The workshop aims to present current research activities on navigational aid and mobility assistance, focussing on (but not limited to) systems that address the special needs of seniors. We invite contributions related to a broad range of topics such as, public transportation services, orientation for indoor environments, and mobile emergency calls. Presentations may cover aspects of usability and/or technical advances in positioning, mapping, routing for example.
Workshop 5 – 14h00-15h30
Bridges between Europe – Integrating health and social care towards innovation
Many European networks are implementing actions on AHA and AAL but there are still challenges ahead. This panel intends to include a common discussion towards the alignment of strategies and initiatives. It is understood that European strategies can only be valuable if they are implemented locally (is national funding also aligned?), and so the gap between top and bottom networks (implementing policies and scaling-up local initiatives) will be discussed. The sessions expects to conclude with a clearer understanding of the difficulties of integrating health and social care, and corrective measures to follow. Also, the path between real user needs and products developed will be explored 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
As value-based care replaces the fee-for-service model under healthcare plans, new innovative solutions start to emerge in order to boost the efficiency of the health system and empower patients to manage their own care. One of growing interest is the “shared savings” approach. The concept is fairly simple: 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. Also of interest is the financial innovation “Health Impact Bonds”: an instrument to avoid “wrong pocket” savings in which investors are solely paid based on outcome performance.
Workshop 7 – 14h00-15h30
How to get tailor-made AAL packages?
Within this workshop we will discuss, new approaches for the assembly (case-based selection and combination), personalisation (fine-tuning personal settings) and individualisation (application of adaption loops) of AAL solutions. We will present the first results from IBH (an association of 30 Universities around the Lake of Constance) Living Lab AAL, which was launched during the last AAL Forum in St. Gallen. The participants will be asked to discuss how they overcome challenges with the assembly, personalisation, and individualisation of AAL solutions. We will make use of “moderated discussion” as an instrument to lead different opinions towards a common understanding.
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
Community-based organisations including charities, volunteers’ initiatives, and cooperatives have a lot of experience in community mobilisation and social innovation. These organisations have a demonstrated the capacity to translate their members’ needs into collective actions and responses. On the other hand, technological innovation also creates new potentials for communities, enabling them to provide higher-quality care to elderly people, to lessen their social isolation and to create bonds among local inhabitants. This workshop will aim to enable the sharing of experience among AAL practitioners around two case studies, with an ambition to foster community-involvement approaches as a leverage for enhancing (social) benefits of AAL projects.
Workshop 9 – 16h00-17h30
Senior Centered IoT– A new challenge for Senior friendly habitats
Nowadays, with emerging technologies, connected devices and IoT-based appliances, we are living in a world where information and data represent a new, emerging business with increased security issues. Simultaneously, the lack of awareness that many seniors face when using new technologies and managing personal data, represent one of the major issues in the field of AAL. The workshop is based on a “Senior-Centred IoT Approach”, which is composed of four main topics that relate to users’ abilities: security and safety, technology and innovation, usability and interoperability, connectivity and smartness. The aim of the workshop will be to demystify technology issues, increase the awareness on data, IoT-based devices, user experience, and define the state-of-the-art on sensing technologies and ambient intelligence.
Workshop 10 – 16h00-17h30
"So you’ve built it, but how will they get there?" Beta business plan
The objective is to promote early adoption of AAL innovations to older adults with a beta business plan. AAL innovators may miss co-innovation and adoption chain risks, arising from partners along the value chain, which can keep a great innovation from achieving market success.
Workshop 11 – 16h00-17h30
Business Case – Validated methods for evaluating economic effects on assisted living technology
A business case where a combination of various evaluation methods was used for validating effects regarding economy, citizen dignity and working environment on assisted living technology in a nursing home. A nursing home in Aarhus has been testing a range of different technologies that cover the areas of lifting, daily care, health evaluation, and other daily activities. The evaluation reveals several significant benefits both in relation to citizen dignity and the working environment of caregivers. In some cases, financial benefits can also be realised. The management team at Health & Care (Sundhed og Omsorg) in Aarhus Municipality has determined that several of the tested technologies should be implemented in all nursing homes.
Workshop 12 – 16h00-17h30
How to make the process of UCD easier in ALL projects: increasing adoption through UCD
It is widely agreed that user-centred design (UCD) and participatory design (PD) are required approaches in the R&D for AAL Solutions. In spite of existing guidelines to support user involvement, usability and UX tests, namely with older adults, in practice, researchers and developers in this field face numerous challenges which need to be dealt in order to favour solutions uptake. This session builds on the work developed in the scope of the ActiveAdvice European project, which faced the challenge of integrating the interests and needs of three different stakeholders: clients, businesses and governments. It aims to gather insights, from the experiences and challenges posed to researchers and developers in the AAL field, about approaches to involve end-users and perform usability and UX tests with older adults. The collaborative discussion initiated in the workshop is expected to continue on time through the drafting and discussion of 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
The objective in this session is, to highlight AAL domain activities and projects by addressing the challenges of increasing AAL adoption through a focus on product and service assessment traceable forms of quality assurance. Specifically, it 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, themselves, constantly evolve.
Workshop 14 – 9h00-10h30
Does the Robot Care? Increasing the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare
Does the Robot Care? Perspectives on the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare. There are several examples of innovative robots in care however, the actual use of them in the domains medical care and care for the elderly is scarce. Is this still 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? These questions will be discussed in the workshop, based on an introduction showing best practices.
Workshop 15 – 9h00-10h30
Vision AAL beyond 2025
European societies are currently facing big challenges like climate change, digitisation and demographic change. Especially the latter, which will significantly influence our daily lives. Active and Assisted Living deals with many developments on how to assist primary, secondary and tertiary end-users in coping with these changes. The workshop intends to rethink if our current activities will lead us to where we want to be in about ten years from now. What will (assisted) living look like in 2025 and beyond? Which areas of daily life will be covered? What has to be done to achieve that?
Workshop 16 – 9h00-10h30
RITMOCORE: A PPI promoting Risk sharing for home monitoring of Arrhythmias patients
RITMOCORE, how to integrate more innovations with less money. RITMOCORE is an EU PPI exploring the path towards value-based health. ICT innovation could contribute to increasing wellbeing and sustainability but how can you open doors to innovation while budgetary restrictions increase? This session analyses 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; to identify other means like quality labelling, promoting safe adoption of ICT from citizens, coordinated with public health-care services.
Workshop 17 – 14h00-15h30
Pilot studies as enabler for the market introduction of AAL solutions
Over the last few years, a number of European research projects have investigated the impact of assistive technology in pilot studies involving a high number of users. The overarching goals are to evaluate the impact of AAL in daily use and to develop go-to-market strategies. This session brings together representatives from European pilot regions as well as interested participants from the AAL community. The 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.
Workshop 18 – 14h00-15h30
Better education and understanding supporting increasing adoption of AAL Solutions in practice
EKTG addressed these topics at the AAL Forum in Switzerland and elsewhere. Since then we have had closer collaboration with colleagues and now we want to extend those early initiatives to a wider Forum in Portugal. EKTG have reviewed the effects of financial stringency on the statutory bodies in Europe and beyond, the need for wider understanding of assistive living technologies, needs, and applications of practical cost effective services. This session will summarise cost effective Active Assisted Living, Digital Services, and Technology systems, their application, and identify specific education formats using AAL Forum participants. The main effort of this session will be spent matching opportunities offered by AAL Forum Solutions, the EU Blueprint and topics raised in earlier AAL events. We will also provide opportunities for education and training for these groups and how these can be launched speedily.
Workshop 19 – 14h00-15h30
Voice to the users – is AAL already in your lives?
Are users really benefiting from technological disruption and breakthroughs? While the AAL programme provides for high impact on older-person wellbeing, too often projects and good practices don’t create roots in people’s lives. The discussion intends to analyse the different possibilities that may explain this situation: are products adjusted to end-users needs? How are their requirements integrated from the development phase? Are national funding and public/private services integrating AAL solutions in their social and health care system? The objective of this session, mainly based on a discussion, is to improve the dialogue between the key actors in this process.
Workshop 20 – 14h00-15h30
Market uptake of AAL solutions_new business models based on interoperable solutions
Innovative approaches, methods and solutions, including social innovations and ICT developments, are essential to support and enable people to live independently and to remain physically and mentally active as they age. Ageing people need to be empowered to stay independent, autonomous and socially engaged for longer within their homes and communities. However, a series of bottlenecks hamper the successful implementation of policies and innovative solutions to support this goal. This session will discuss innovative business models for the deployment and take-up of interoperable independent living solutions, which is the focus of the C2.5 group of the EIPonAHA Action Group C2.
Workshop 21 – 16h00-17h30
Changing Mindsets: New Approaches to AAL
This workshop draws on the work of the PROGRESSIVE project (on Standards around ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing). The AAL programme may at times have been trapped in old ways of thinking by focusing on ‘delivering’ solutions to perceived problems experienced by older people. Active and Healthy Ageing is, however, about older people engaged in the economic and social lives of their communities. This session looks at changing mindsets by presenting examples of AAL initiatives, facilitating a debate that will point to the new mindsets needed, and focus on the new types of language required to reflect this. The new language will underpin strategic thinking, policy initiatives, professional perspectives and practice, and impact on the kinds of standards that support the ‘shape’ and marketing of products and services. Standards are focal to the work of the PROGRESSIVE project. Examples of new directions in standards will be drawn from initiatives (within and outside the AAL programme) concerned with health data; telehealth and telecare services; robots; housing schemes; engagement and involvement of older people; and the ethics around care and empowerment.
Workshop 22 – 16h00-17h30
Creating need-based AAL bundles
This workshop focuses on the needs of the elderly and how to bundle the right technologies to meet those needs. To match the right products the tAALxonomy is presented, and additionally an example bundle from the AAL JP project gAALaxy and the pilot region West-AAL. Resulting from the theoretical input, participants will define bundles in groups. The basis for the bundles is different personas, provided by us. As a 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.
Workshop 23 – 16h00-17h30
Adoption by joining forces, a clear vision, and eye for detail
A key challenge for the silver economy and the adoption of AAL solutions is how to link the demand side with its major challenges and problems associated with an ageing population, and the supply side with its many innovative ideas and solutions. This workshop links the experiences gained in the long-term user trial in people’s homes from VictoryaHome 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 focus of the workshop is on the details that make a certain initiative a success or a failure.
Workshop 24 – 16h00-17h30
Creating the perfect AAL user journey: a design perspective on developing products people love to use.
Creating the perfect AAL user journey: a design perspective on developing products people love to use Participatory design techniques are used to ensure that AAL products properly address a real user need. Participatory design is, however, no guarantee to success. Whereas target users often value AAL innovations, adoption and active use tend to be a challenge. The workshop aims to change perspectives: 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 starts with a general introduction of service design methodology and user journeys. Participants work in project groups on designing the perfect user journey for their AAL projects.
Official Opening Speeches
Official Opening Speeches
AAL President, Mr. Rafael de Andres Medina
IPN President, Teresa Mendes
Ministry of Science Technology and higher education, Manuel Heitor
Introduction to the forum
Mr. Antonio da Cunha – IPN, Coimbra
António Lindo da Cunha - IPN
The key concepts and aims of the forum are explained.
Keynote Speech: The New Old
Sacha Nauta - Finance editor of "The Economist"
Energising, interactive and original view about "The New Old"
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). The method adopted will be a "pros and cons" debate, bringing two representatives from each stakeholder group, as well as a strong moderator responsible for asking provocative questions to each group.
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.
The AAL Forum 2017 comes to a close. The events of the previous days are summarised, the winner of the hackathon is announced, and details of next year's forum are revealed.
AAL key person- AAL Treasurer - Chris Flim
Representante IPN- Prof Jorge Dias
Next AAL Forum 2018 hoster - Sergio Murillo
|Wednesday, 4th October|
|9:00-10.30||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 Assistive Ageing in Europe - High level policy debate|
|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- 24:00||AAL Forum 2017 closing ceremony|
|20:00- 24:00||Social dinner and party|