Interactive sessions & workshops (26th September)

DAY 2 – Wednesday, September 26th

Workshop 14 – 09h00-10h30

Mastering the steeplechase: How to overcome market barriers and successfully launch AAL solutions

Maximilian Bernard, Junior Researcher at University of Innsbruck, will coordinate this session.

The aim of the workshop is the sharing of experience between different participants, and the development of new strategies and methods to overcome barriers. Therefore, common barriers of different areas (technological, economical, acceptance, organisational etc.) are discussed in a structured manner, and experts give insights on their own experience and strategies. Three companies (2PCS Solutions GmbH, CogVis GmbH and CubileHealth GmbH) will present a short summary of their experience from up to two perspectives, the problems they faced and how they could overcome them.

Additional speakers: Nesrin Ates and Thomas Böckelmann, giving insights to the market launch phase of 2PCS; Rainer Planinc and Urs Guggenbühl, giving insights to the market launch phase of fearless; Johannes Hilbe, giving insights to the market launch phase of CubileHealth system. 

Workshop 15 – 09h00-10h30

Market for Remote Care Services

The session will be coordinated by Jofre Tenorio, from OSATEK, from the Basque Telecare Service (BTS), and Eukene Barrenetxea (H-ENEA).

This workshop is targeted at remote services providers or related agents such as social agents, formal or informal caregivers etc. We aim to identify new opportunities for virtual agents, based on Empathic EU project, by confronting a PUSH approach, based on technology capabilities, against a PULL approach, based on market needs and end user’s real service acceptance. Stating from our experience managing the Basque Teleassistance Service with nearly 50.000 users, and from the perspective of its evolution, we can provide relevant insights regarding the technology that has been introduced (and how) within the last decade. From here, we could understand what kind of services/ technology would be introduced next in a regulated market of remote care services. In addition, we understand that virtual assistants have a high potential as the next step on remote care services. Virtual assistants are home-based solutions capable promote healthy habits, active aging and extending autonomy of elderlies. Our goal from this workshop is, through a participative process, obtain a map of factors that have allowed the absorption of ICT technology by remote care services and to identify/ share unmet needs and opportunities for technology developed within the context of virtual assistants.

Additional speakers: Ester Sarquella, Business Development Director for Digital Health. Southern Europe at Tunstall; and Itziar de Lecuona, PhD, Law and Bioethics, Tenure-Track Lecturer University of Barcelona, Assistant manager Bioethics and Law Observatory.  

Workshop 16 – 09h00-10h30

The job market of AAL: Which candidates are we looking for?

This session will be conducted by Dr. Özge Subasi, from Vienna University of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, HCI Group Koc University, Media and Visual Arts Department.

A growing market like AAL cannot sustain without developing a roadmap on how to educate or find the experts. By bringing cutting edge co-design methods and collaboration techniques, this workshop aims to advance the existing definition of the ‘job market’ of AAL. With involvement of pre-confirmed experts from 12 organisations from 7 different countries, the work-shop aims to create a vibrant discussion on the topic.

Additional speakers/experts: Magnus Christenson, ReLOAD, Denmark; Piera Sciama, E-Seniors, Senior organization, France; Prof. Jean Hallewell, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria; Markus Garschall, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology; Claudia Müller, University of Siegen; Michael Leitner, Create GmbH, Austria; Claudia Oppenauer, Medical University of Vienna; Francisco Nunes, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS; Nina van der Vaart, Nationaal Ouderenfonds; Peter Reichl, University of Vienna; Marén Schorch, University of Siegen; Tanja Stamm, Medical University of Vienna.

Workshop 17 – 09h00-10h30

Medical Delta Living Labs: developing solutions for e-health and care-robotics

Rian Rijnsburger, program manager Medical Delta Living Labs (Delft, The Netherlands), will coordinate this session.

Medical Delta Living Labs, offer companies and healthcare providers the opportunity to test their solutions in a physical or digital environment with actual therapists, patients and their environment (real-life testing). By organizing an interactive session and matchmaking between the Medical Delta Living Labs ‘Care Robotics’ and ‘NELL’ with European innovative companies and health care institutions, we will mainly:

  • Share our expertise and knowledge on end-user innovation within Living Labs, and show what the Living Lab approach can mean for AAL solutions for acceleration of the innovation process and rollout to the market
  • Show how Living Lab services can add significant value in the innovation process. We will present successful examples of projects related to care-robotics and e-health.

Our final goal will be to find innovative technical solutions for the needs and problems faced, both within and outside the health domain, and initiate, together with the workshop members, a plan of action for the AAL call in 2019.

Additional speakers: Caroline Duterloo, program manager Medical Delta Living Labs;        Janneke Vervloed, Coordinator / business developer Medical Delta Living Lab ‘Care Robotics’; Helen Silvius, post-doc researcher Medical Delta Living Lab ‘NELL’, Leiden University Medical Centre. 

Workshop 18 – 14h00-15h30

Embrace! How do you get elderly customers to embrace your IoT solution?

The session will be coordinated by Ellen Steenmeijer, CCO and the marcom and change management communication specialist of ‘Virtask’ (The Netherlands), coordinator of the AAL projects MyLive, MyWay and Living Well with Anne.

So, we came up with a good solution for a real ‘pain’ of the perceived target group. And we think that by telling them of the gain of our solution, we will be met with enthusiasm. We have learned by experience that is often not the case. Why? Although the ‘pain’ may be very real, the affected end user does not want to be faced with that. No one wants to admit that he/she is lonely or even feeling depressed, or tends to forget more and more and makes mistakes because of a falling short term memory. So our presented solution may be very well, but always for someone else! Getting older and losing some of your abilities does not mean losing your pride.

How to get around that? The answer to that question is the objective of this workshop. We would like to enlarge the awareness of other companies and organisations in how to get the (elderly) end users you build your IoT solution for to really embrace your solution for themselves.

Additional speakers: Dr. Daniel Bolliger, Senior Researcher at iHomeLab – Lucerne University of applied Arts & Sciences, and project leader of several AAL programmes for ‘iHomelab’ in Switzerland; Dr. Marcel Heerink, Associate professor Robotics research group of ‘Windesheim Flevoland University’ for Applied Sciences; Michiel de Jong, MSc Lecturer Communication & Researcher Robotic, Business, Media and Law at Windesheim University for Applied Sciences.

Workshop 19 – 14h00-15h30

Social Robots – How to Ensure User Acceptance in the Health Market

Prof. Dr. Oliver Korn, from Offenburg University, will lead this session.

The workshop builds on the outcomes from last year’s workshop on social robots in healthcare. This year, we will focus on the aspect of market entry, discussing how the marketability of social robots can be raised by adhering to both design guidelines and organizational methods. We will debate how human-robot-cooperation should look like and where cultural and organizational hurdles limit the market entry. Experts from the industry will explain and discuss ways to improve user experience and technology acceptance (UX) in co-operative setups. We will assess how the acceptance and marketability of social robots can be raised by adhering to both design guidelines and organizational methods.

Additional speakers: Martin Gmür, User Interface Design GmbH; and Anne Jacobsen, Autodesk GmbH. 

Workshop 20 – 14h00-15h30

Co-creating IoT Ecosystems for Active and Healthy Ageing

The session will be coordinated by Paolo Ciampolini, technology design expert and NOAH project representative; and Pilar Sala, from MYSPHERA, Valencia (Spain).

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are becoming increasingly pervasive and are expected to become a strategic component in the creation of ecosystems supporting AAL and Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA). In order to match peculiar AAL needs in terms of accessibility, usability, acceptance, awareness and involvement of all stakeholders in the design of an IoT-based ecosystem is of the utmost importance.

In this workshop, insights from the NOAH (AAL-JP) and from ACTIVAGE (H2020 – IoT-LSP) projects are exploited to interactively involve the audience.

The workshop aims at i) introducing the audience to IoT opportunities for AAL/AHA, as seen from different stakeholder’s view angles, and ii), involving stakeholders and participants in a co-creation experiment, to elicit new thoughts and points of view.

The intended audience includes (but is not limited to) service designers, IT specialists, social and health care professionals, end-users and end-user organizations representatives, care providers, formal and informal caregivers, SMEs, AAL project members.

Additional Speakers/experts: Sorin Moraru, University of Brasov (RO), session moderator; Mariana Topoliceanu, Director of Municipal Social Services, Brasov (Romania), as representative of public care systems; Itziar Álvarez, Home Care Lab S. Coop, Grupo SSI, Bilbao (Spain), representative of private care providers; Massimiliano Malavasi, AIAS-Ausilioteca Bologna (Italy), representative of end-user organizations; Sergio Guillén Barrionuevo, MYSPHERA, Valencia (Spain), innovation expert and ACTIVAGE project representative; Alicia Cano, MEDTRONIC, Madrid, (Spain), expert in ecosystem enlargement; and L. Broeckx, Thomas More University College, Turnhout (Belgium), expert in co-design and user-involvement.

Workshop 21 – 14h00-14h45

Matching AAL projects with European and international agendas for smart, sustainable and inclusive development

The session will be organized by Ophélie Durand and Estelle Huchet, project officers at AGE Platform Europe and facilitators of the joint working group of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) and European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC).

AGE Platform Europe is the largest network of older persons’ organisations in Europe. We advocate for an age-friendly Europe, equal rights for all, and for fair and sustainable societies. In this context, we will facilitate discussions between different categories of stakeholders that need to dialogue and build on their complementarities to ensure that major policy frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) actually deliver on the ground and make a real change in people’s life.

Additional speakers: Sylvia Beales, Representative of Gray Panthers to the United Nations, member of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) and Director of the inclusive social development consultancy BealesGelberConsult; John Ketchell, European consumers representative on behalf of ANEC at the Sector Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities; Horst Krämer, as policy and programme officer in the Unit “eHealth, Wellbeing & Ageing” from the DG CONNECT of the European Commission.

Workshop 22 – 14h45-15h30

The need for non-technological and social innovations in the digital age: how to develop multidisciplinary communities and networks

The session will be coordinated by Jean-Christophe Vanderhaegen, Vice Chairman, European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA); Member, Active Ageing & Design Committee of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP).

We would like to put the organisational innovation and the multidisciplinary approach on the agenda of AAL regarding the nursing homes sector and elder care services providers, to allow technological innovation to succeed more broadly. Innovation in nursing homes is not only about developing sexy new appliances, but also, and especially, being receptive to new partnerships (intergenerational, public-private, for profit-not for profit). Innovation is building on relationships and partnerships. To be successful we need to innovate together with all stakeholders and the target group (parents, nurses, physicians, students…). This session will explore two examples: The Sustainable Development Action for the support of Ageing (ADD’AGE)) from the French Association FNAQPA and the initiative EAHSA/EDE (EAN) of the European Center for Research and Education in Ageing Services (ECREAS) on the exchange of best practices around quality in ageing services (elderly care), elderly care workforce, technology and living environments.

Additional speakers: Freek Lapré, former chairman of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), Washington, USA; Founder of the European Centre for Research and Education in Ageing Services (ECREAS), Brussels, Belgium.

Workshop 23 – 16h00-17h30

Adoption of the AAL solutions. Why regions do choose these solutions

Mr. Nicolai Koblyakov, PDG of Senior Group (Paris), will coordinate this session.

Senior Group presents the experience (problems to be solved) of wo products of Senior Group and Cogvis, commercially available AAL-born solutions. It would focus on “how to stimulate caregivers to persuade aged personas to use a product” and “how to get the support of municipality of the city of Riga to implement a AAL-born solution in a big-city”.

Additional speakers: Mr Rainer Planinc, CEO of Cogvis, Vienna; Mr. Martins Moors- Head of Social administration of city of Riga.

Workshop 24 – 16h00-17h30

Adopting AAL programme’s solutions into real life

Giorgos Kostopoulos, Managing Director at Gluk Advice BV, will organise this session.

The objectives of this workshop are to analyse the realistic status during an AAL project implementation and identify the opportunities that exist for the adoption of the AAL solutions produced into the real life. We will present the opportunities but also the problems/pitfalls we have met during the AAL projects lifecycle and through the interactive participation of the audience we will try to analyse the real life’s requirements in terms of usability and business realisation.   The result of the workshop will be to identify potential ideas that could close the gap between the AAL Project’s lifecycle and real life’s requirements.

Additional speakers: Luiza Spirou, President of “Ana ASLAN” International Foundation, Romania; Aliki Economidou, Project Coordinator Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (CNTI). 

Workshop 25 – 16h00-17h30

6th Workshop on Mobility Solutions

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.

Mobility is a key ability for senior citizens to actively participate in social life. The speakers of this workshop will give an overview of mobility solutions, covering a wide range of aspects from indoor navigation to public transport, in order to outline how future ecosystems and business models for mobility and transportation in Smart Cities could look like. We will identify and discuss the components of such ecosystems with the audience. The aim is to describe the current situation in terms of available products and services and to identify the need for further research and development in the AAL programme.

Additional speakers: Prof. Daniel Bieber, Institut für Sozialforschung und Sozialwirtschaft e.V. (iso); Mr. Luis de Matos, Chairman & CEO Followinspiration (Portugal).

Workshop 26 – 16h00-16h45

Is it possible to automatize feedback from technology, A case study from Aarhus

This session will be leaded by Ivan Kjær Lauridsen, Head of Center for Assisted Living Technology, Aarhus Municipality (Denmark). Sonja Hansen, European Project Officer of the Center, will be the coordinator.

There is a wide selection of technologies for people with outreaching dementia and troubled people. Aarhus Municipality have tested different technologies driven by data and highly evidence based. The focus of this session is to present the generic work regarding collecting data, analyzing and processing data in an overview and the results of the project specific..

Additional speakers: Søren Pallesen, Project manager, Center for Assisted Living Technology contribution will be to explain the project and the use of sensor for automatic feedback from the technology.

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