18
Sep

Posters Presentations Day One

Be sure to visit the poster presentation sessions taking place during the 2018 AAL Forum to hear about some of the latest advances, developments and topical discussions in active and healthy ageing. Across the two-day event there will be 35 poster presentations, categorised by either one of three themes: Theme 1: Life after AAL – Ensuring AAL solutions getting to the market Theme 2: Business to consumer market: The silver economy dimension Theme 3: AAL-related eco-systems The 10-minute long presentations will take place during the morning coffee breaks (from 10:30 – 11:00) and the lunch breaks (12:30 – 14:00) on the Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be two digital poster presentations happening at the same time so that the posters...
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17
Sep

AAL FORUM EXHIBITORS – De Montfort University – EXHIBITOR Nº7

Leading researchers from the Leicester-based De Montfort University in the UK, will be exhibiting their expertise and international reputation for quality, research and innovation to help older people in smart home environments with their project ACROSSING – Advanced TeChnologies and PlatfoRm fOr Smarter Assisted LivING.
17
Sep

AAL Exhibitor – ConnectedCare – EXHIBITOR Nº6

From the team at ConnectedCare, they will be bringing delegates of the AAL Forum the MedGUIDE prototype. This AAL project is a new approach towards improving how people with dementia take their medication and how professionals properly asses their symptoms and update their medication. MedGUIDE also looks to use smart pill boxes and actively involve informal caregivers through social networking techniques and by using IoT devices to improve this medication adherence.
17
Sep

AAL Exhibitor – Ideable Solutions – EXHIBITOR Nº5

Ideable’s exhibition stand the AAL Forum 2018 will be jam-packed with VR games, tablets and serious games in order to not only entice you but to show you the excellent developments they have made as a software SME focused on elderly care and eHealth. As one of the 20 European winners of the FICHe eHealth accelerator’s, Ideable will be displaying Kwido, a multi-device platform for caring for elderly people they have built, as well as Zocaalo, the European marketplace that certifies apps for elderly users.
14
Sep

AAL FORUM 2018 – BILBAO – biggest healthy ageing event of the year!

There is still time to register for the biggest healthy ageing event of the year There is still time to register for the AAL Forum 2018 – and you really don’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity! The AAL Forum is an unmissable annual 2-day event taking place this year in the beautiful and highly accessible city of Bilbao in the heart of Spain’s wonderful Basque region and featuring a packed programme of interactive workshops, fascinating keynote speeches and an inspiring exhibition. Delegates will also get the chance to take full advantage of a whole host of side events and networking opportunities. Exhibition The AAL exhibition will be showcasing the latest technological advances and innovations in the field of active...
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11
Sep

How design can positively impact on active and healthy ageing? – Interview Jeremy Myerson

On a two-year tour around the globe, an exhibition is currently asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? Science is advancing in how it understands the onset of ageing and chronic disease, while technology is stealing the limelight in extending our happy and healthy years for longer. But what does design have to complement these two and what can it offer that our ageing population needs? This new exhibition, New Old: Designing for our future selves, is answering the question of how we can transform the experience of ageing. That answer is seemingly simple – we need to be sensitive – and evidently a touch of sensitivity can go a long way, if...
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11
Sep

The Euskalduna Conference Centre, symbol of Bilbao’s industrial regeneration

With just a short time to go to the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Euskalduna Conference Centre (the venue of the forthcoming AAL Forum 2018), Bilbao’s modern and versatile conference centre and concert hall has undeniably become one of the flagships of the transformation process of the capital of Bizkaia and one of the symbols of the new contemporary architecture that has  turned Bilbao into one of Europe’s most avant-garde cities The Euskalduna Conference Centre –named as the World’s Best Congress Centre in 2003– owes its name to the fact that it was built on the very land that had been home to the Euskalduna shipyards for over a century. The design of the centre (by the architects...
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10
Sep

AAL EXHIBITORS 2018

Who’s exhibiting at the AAL Forum exhibition…so far? As the days are ticking by with less than a month until the 2018 AAL Forum gets underway, we are starting to take a look at some of the exhibitors already getting ready to meet, greet and share with you their expertise, product, project or experience in the field of healthy ageing. Every year the AAL Forum is excited to host the AAL Exhibition, where specific AAL projects can present their research, technological advances or even allow delegates hands-on demonstrations with their final products. The exhibition hall is also open to any businesses, industry experts or investors in the field that are interested in discovering what the AAL ecosystem has to offer...
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7
Sep

AAL FORUM Stand Award Prize 2018

After its success at last year’s AAL Forum, 2018 will see the return of the prestigious Stand Award Prize, where forum exhibitors are asked to promote their stand to end-users in the AAL community, reinforcing the programme’s commitment to involve its target market and engage with it at every opportunity. This entertainment is open to all registered exhibitors (though it’s not compulsory). The competition sees each exhibitor present its product or service, in no longer than seven minutes, to a jury composed of elderly people, who will assess what they see and hear on the following criteria: – Does it meet the needs of end-users? – How it supports active ageing – Its design attractiveness – Its usability On the...
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5
Sep

AAL FORUM EXHIBITORS – Cogvis software und consulting GmbH – EXHIBITOR Nº4

Cogvis, known for their expertise in intelligent analysis of 3D data and images, developing and selling innovative AAL solutions to help older adults live healthier more independent lives, will be exhibiting the project EnterTrain at the 2018 AAL Forum.  EnterTrain, driven by its name as an entertaining product that enhances the independence of older adults through motivational physical training, is an exciting gaming platform with some very interesting body movement games which you will be allowed you to test at this year’s forum. This new technology detects movement, assesses individual mobility and is personalised so users can have fun gaming, and inconspicuously training, at home. Cogvis, originally founded as a spin-off of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), have...
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