June 2017

AAL Forum 2017 – Register now!

Join us for the AAL Forum 2017, one of the largest European events for reporting and supporting technological developments and ideas for active and healthy ageing. The forum presents the best of current research and practice in bridging the gap between technology and growing older, emphasising innovation and debate. Get up to speed on the latest advances in ICT technology for our ageing population from robots and games, to apps and sensors, products that focus on the quality of life, increased independence and social life, and the reduction of health and social care costs. Meet those who develop the technology, those who use it and those who support it with a plethora of networking opportunities and social events to make...
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Registration is open and prices are incredibly low

Hurry up! A new year, a new learning opportunity and new chance to know the latest advances in the AAL field. This is a unique opportunity that can change the way YOU look at the gaps between technology and active ageing. Are YOU going to miss this? Hurry up and register here now. YOU want to be in the event of the year in Coimbra, one of the most beautiful and historic cities from Portugal, on October 2nd to 4th. In order to receive incredibly reduced prices make sure your register before 15th July, and get early bird fee for the participation. The prices for registration are: *VAT Excluded The registrations for ehxibition are also open and the prices are:...
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Call for posters: Submit your idea by August 15th

Do you want the chance to present your work to colleagues and investors at the AAL Forum? Submit your idea for a poster by August 15th if you want to take this opportunity to present at one of the biggest forums of its kind. The poster session at the AAL Forum 2017 will provide an opportunity to present your latest results, ongoing research projects and innovative work in progress. Posters give authors and participants the chance to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about their work. They are also a fantastic way to present complex research concepts in a more accessible and easily digestible format. Practical information All posters must be submitted electronically, and must be submitted by...
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Get ready for three fantastic days at the AAL Forum 2017! Every year, the European community of Active and Assisted Living gathers during the AAL Forum to discuss how to design, use and commercialise information and communication technology solutions to help older adults to live well and independently.   This year’s event marks the eighth edition of the conference, and it will take place in the historical and beautiful town of Coimbra, in Portugal, between 2 and 4 October 2017. The organising committee designed yet another great programme to stimulate discussion and foster collaboration among the different stakeholders and individuals.   Read the Programme here   The event will kick off on Monday 1st October with an Opening Ceremony that...
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Inside the Forum

Does the Robot Care? Perspectives on the Acceptance of Social Robots in Healthcare   There are several examples of innovative robots in care. However, their actual use 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 be ethically desirable – or is it unethical to make a machine simulate human understanding? In order to answer this questions, this workshop will be divided into 3 main folds: discussion on best practices for social robotics,...
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