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May 2016

AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize: Entries roundup

The chance to enter the first ever AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize has now passed, but after receiving so many fantastic ideas from all over the world we are confident that the eventual winner will be a real game-changer.  The AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize is offering €50,000 for the best innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.   The judges were looking for ideas that use the Internet of Things in an innovative way while at the same time taking into account the needs of the users. Judges were also looking for ideas with a clear business plan that would see the innovation to...
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Shadow Robot: a helping hand to achieve independent living

Robot hand technology developed by a small London-based company could help older adults, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, keep their independence for longer. The Shadow Dexterous Hand, a robot hand with 20 movements where most robot grippers have two, makes its own decisions on how to pick up, grip and release objects. This innovation has opened the door for Shadow Robot Company, inventor of the hand, to join two consortia developing robot technology that can allow people to stay independent in their own homes. The CHIRON project has provided Shadow Robot and its partners with £2 million funding through Innovate UK to develop a robotic solution that can be adapted to different tasks. Since January 2015, Shadow...
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AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize – Lekshmy Parameswaran: Judge’s view

AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize – Lekshmy Parameswaran: Judge’s view The AAL Challenge Prize is offering €50,000 for the best innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.  Lekshmy Parameswaran is Director of Research and Strategy at design consultancy fuelfor, and one of the judges for what is the AAL’s first Smart Ageing Prize. As part of our series of interviews with the prize judges, she provides insight into what she will be looking for from the winning entry. Click here for more details on how to enter the AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize What do you consider to be the challenges older people face in today’s...
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Enter the AAL Smart Ageing Prize and win €50,000

Karina Marcus of the AAL invites you to enter this valuable competition, which is offering a €50,000 top prize for the best Internet of Things innovation that will enable older people to live the best possible lives. This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your business and get your IoT product to market – and there is still plenty of time to enter using our simple online application form. There is little doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to revolutionise the way we live, helping individuals, business and society as a whole, providing better services and boosting the global economy. It’s already started. One area where IoT has the potential to have the greatest impact is in...
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