Session Details

Session details

WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2015

Taking innovation in AAL across the EU market

Alves Bruno, European Commission, DG CONNECT – Digital Social Platforms; Ana Torrejon Beldad, Manager of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marc Lambrechts, Senior Investment Manager at Capricorn Venture Partners; Jorge Conzalez Olalla, Managing Director TICBioMed
Connecting supply & demand

What can be done to ensure that innovative AAL solutions go to market successfully across borders? How can the EU support the journey of “innovation to market” (I2M initiative) for entrepreneurs / start-ups with the ambition to go-to-market across the EU? Building on existing accelerators, digital health and technology hubs, how can the EU help “high-potential” innovators develop a pan-EU market distribution networks and effective go to market strategies? This session will touch on areas such as compelling data needs to inform market strategies, training, mentoring, networking and brokerage opportunities for start-ups, early user / buyer involvement in development and much needed investment to fuel development and growth of innovation in active and healthy ageing.
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From trial to “business as usual”

Marian Schoone, TNO Work, Health and Care
Education and Training

This session zooms into the implementation of challenges and lessons learned from AAL projects. Participants will not only gain knowledge on relevant tools for successful implementation, they will also gain practical experience in using these tools. The session will emphasize the importance of using these tools in the early stages of product development to enrich the innovation process.
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Affective Interaction with Avatars

Carsten Stocklöw, Fraunhofer IGD; Andreas Stainer-Hochgatterer, AIT (Austria); Tanja Krammer, exthex GmbH (Austria); Dr. Christophoros Christophorou, Citard Ltd. (Cyprus); Dr. Andreas Braun, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
The Future of AAL

As emotions play a fundamental role in human communication, this session dives into how the affective capabilities an agent employs can have a strong impact on the quality of interaction and user engagement. Several aspects of affective interaction (e.g recognition of the user, modelling of the agent’s behaviour, and expression via animated expressions) will be discussed during the session.

Future challenges for the AAL call 2016

Urs Guggenbuehl, FHS St.Gallen, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Kompetenzzentrum Ambient Assisted Living AAL-FHS
The Future of AAL

In the context of the next call for proposals, the AAL Programme will shortly present the possible challenges considered for the next call. The community is then invited to discuss about the opportunities and benefits related to the challenges from a large perspective, taking in account the market, the end-users, the researchers, the payers and buyers of solutions.

Co-creation of markets for AAL-solutions

Roel Smolders, VITO
Connecting supply & demand

In this interactive session, the participants will be provided with numerous questions and choices regarding technological solutions, business models, stakeholder engagement, and other aspects of commercialization of AAL-technologies. Through the variety of the answers and remarks of the participants, co-creation of knowledge on value, implementation, and technology acceptance can occur.
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Interoperability defined by its reason d’être

Paul Valckenaers, UCLL
Interoperability resolved

This session looks into defining interoperability by what it aims to achieve and by what it promises (but seldom delivers). Fundamental insights in the mechanisms that prevent interoperability – as defined in this session – are put forward and discussed. Approaches to ”design for the unexpected” will be presented and their contribution to an interoperability that delivers will be discussed.
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Connecting and supporting dementia at home

Eveline Wouters & Ellen Verhaegh, Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Connecting supply & demand

This interactive workshop invites all participants to share their experiences in developing an open innovative network and to create an inventory of challenges, threats, tips and tricks. It will be conducted in a systematic and creative manner – for example, by encouraging them to act in different role plays using different scenarios and different stakeholder perspectives. The workshop is open to individuals who have already collaborated in open innovation networks, as well as to individuals interested in learning more about successful open, diseaseoriented networks.

How to catch the investor’s attention?

Juan Carlos Castrosin, Platform of investments and Powerful Inventions; Cécile Real, Medevice (France); Paul Pelsmaeker, Digital Health Innovation Hub (The Netherlands) and Stephen Johnston, Aging 2.0 (USA)
Connecting supply & demand

Investors see many applicants and requests for funding every week. They expect entrepreneurs to describe to them in clear terms, among other things, the uniqueness of their idea, the advantages, the potential in the market and the expected money return. Today, in addition, the investment market is more demanding and more competitive, entrepreneurs must understand some basic rules and be ready to describe in a only a few minutes their idea and the key elements that should convince the investor to put money in their project and not in another. The background, expertise and past experiences of the investor and his team must also be known by the entrepreneur before dealing with him.

Users/customers assess AAL solutions for people with MCI/dementia and their carers – part I & II

Geja Langerveld, AAL Programme Netherlands
Connecting supply & demand

In this session AAL solutions to support people with dementia and their (in)formal carers are demonstrated. Via an interactive voting system potential end users can provide valuable feedback about the usefulness and usability of these ICT/technology based solutions. AAL solutions will vary from supporting independent mobility and brain training to social interaction: from providing safety at home and communication via an avatar, to peace of mind for informal carers and coordination of care with professionals.
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EIP-AHA: Towards Platform interoperability – part I & II

Antonio Kung, TRIALOG; Danny Lousberg, Technicolor; Keith Baker, Philips; Omar Elloumi, Alcatel-Lucent; Peter Wintlev-Jensen, European Commission; Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer AAL; Rob Ekkel, Philips; Saied Tazari, Fraunhofer IGD
Interoperability resolved

As the EIP-AHA and the Technical Working Group of the IEC System Committee AAL are working towards interoperability between open platforms and their components, this session seeks to provide participants with insights based on the viewpoint from the user perspective as well as from the technical bottom up approach.

Smart engagement for smart download innovative methods of involving users in developing ICT for AAL

Vesna Dolničar & Edwin Mermans, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences & Core member of CORAL on behalf of Slovenia
Matching older adults aspirations

During the session, three main topics will be addressed: (1) how to build on the integration and extension of different Technology Acceptance Models (TAM), (2) how to design, develop, test, evaluate and employ novel usable, sustainable and affordable ICTs for the prolonged independent living and AHA of different groups of older people & their informal carers and (3) how to draw up a research, regional policy and deployment roadmap as a driver for commercial exploitation of the specific ICTs for AHA. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how potential users (older people and informal carers) were intensely involved in the R&D process from needs assessment analysis to validation (laboratory and field) trials.

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Getting Close – part I & II

Arend Roos, Zeeland Living Room
Matching older adults aspirations

In this session, participants will gain insight into the living labs initiated in the regions Zeeland (the Netherlands) and Kent (UK). Both living labs have been designed to facilitate innovation by taking the perspective of the resident/end-user as a starting point, therefore enabling stakeholders from government, housing corporations, (health)care and SMEs to understand the real needs and demands of the residents. Session participants will learn about the method and data collections of these projects – based on the experiences of both regions.
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The crusade for Big Data in the AAL domain – part I & II

Femke Ongenae, iMinds – IBCN – Ghent University; Dr. Alasdair Gray, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom); Griet Verhenneman, iMinds- ICRI/CIR – KU Leuven; Julie Doyle, NetwellCASALA
The Future of AAL

A trend is emerging towards offering AAL services that are truly personalized to the needs and preferences of care receivers and take the context accurately into account. However, large data sets are needed to evaluate and design these services in such a way that they have added value to the care process. A lot of living lab environments, such as the Flemish Care Living Labs (Zorgproeftuinen), Karolinska Living Lab and CASALA, have been set up in recent years to enable the collection of such real-life context and profile data. However, these data sets are not readily available to be used for research purposes and the development of novel services. The valorization and dissemination of context-aware and personalized AAL services could be significantly stimulated, by making it easy for various parties to re-use these data sets. However, important questions remain in how this could be realised. In the interactive session we want to take the first steps towards answering these questions and tackling the hurdles by organizing an interactive brainstorm.

This brainstorm will be preceded by a keynote from Dr. A. Gray, one of the researchers who was involved in setting up the Open Phacts platform. The pharmacological domain struggles with similar needs as AAL for data to foster research and development. The Open PHACTS Discovery Platform allows researchers to tap into the vast amount of clinical research data through a single user-friendly interface, which links all the available data together and provides unified structured access to it. The keynote will give insights into the Open Phacts project and lessons learned that can be adopted within the AAL domain.

Requirements meet solutions – How to successfully transfer stakeholder needs in AAL projects

Markus Garschall, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology; Katja Neureiter, Center for HCI, Department of Computer Science, University of Salzburg; Mona Marill, Association E-seniors; Christiane Moser, Center for HCI, Department of Computer Science, University of Salzburg; Lex van Velsen, Roessingh Research and Development
Matching older adults aspirations

This sesssion aims to extract best practices in successfully translating stakeholder requirements into AAL proucts and services. Participants are encouraged to share the methods and tools they used to convey stakeholder requirements and deal with conflicting stakeholder needs. They are also invited to reflect upon past or ongoing AAL projects to identify pitfalls and best practices that will be useful in developing future solutions.
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From construction & concrete to valued & smart ageing inspired by the PRoF consortium

Piet Verhoeve, PRoF Consortium & iMinds; Serge Lefevere, DETOO; Tamara Desmet, Middelpunt, Vakantieverblijf met zorg
Rolling out field trials

As architecture is an important consideration in promoting ambient assisted living in the home, this session focuses on an alternative approach starting from a non-stigmatic approach towards care, supported by architecture. Starting from inspriring examples, the group discussions in this session will focus on questions such as how to deal with the provision of care services considering architecture constraints and how to adapt a home for elders without decreasing its reselling value.
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Living Labs and the opportunity of impact investment to fuel AAL innovations

Marielle Swinkels, Member of the Smart Health Team of the province of Noord-Brabant and partner of CORAL
Rolling out field trials

This session is designed to follow up on the discussion from the CORAL session of the Summit 2015.It focuses on how living labs can improve the market uptake of later-stage innovative solutions of AAL and other AHA businesses. It also zooms into how the collaboration of living labs across Europe is key to creating a smart health ecosystem. An important question to be addressed during the session: How can living labs and AAL businesses maximize new opportunities in developing the AAL market and attracting investors and procurers?
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Be the judge: how to assess innovative playful interventions as a non-expert

Willem-Jan Renger, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
Education and Training

During the session, participants will be using the JamToday GameScope tool to assess existing applied game concepts. GameScope is a card
game used to self-assess the potential of applied game concepts. It is part of the JamToday Toolkit developed by the pan-European
Network JamToday, which aims to set in motion a series of Applied Game Jams across Europe. It is designed to trigger innovation and
connect supply and demand between creative industry and problem owners like health care organisations, in order to foster innovation.
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THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2015

3rd Workshop on Bringing together indoor and outdoor mobility solutions – part I, II & III

Christoph Stahl, DFKI GmbH; Falko Schmid, Guiding People; Andreas Rumsch, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, iHomeLab; Luigi Palopoli, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza Università di Trento; Sandra Suijkerbuijk, Vilans; Lotte Cornelisse, Vilans; Christina Ohm; Hans Theuws, Noldus Information Technology BV; Ben Loke; Hans Slijp, Applied Biomedical Systems BV
Rolling out field trials

This interactive workshop aims to bring together researchers, industry representatives, and end-users of ICT-based mobility assistance solutions. The focus of the workshop will be on field trials with end users in urban settings. Presentations on related topics, e.g. field trials among users with special needs and indoor environments are also welcome.
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EIT HEALTH: The STELLAR education approach to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

Ewout Vansteenkiste, EIT Health – Ghent University (Belgium); Frans van de Ouderaa, Leyden Academy (Netherlands); Suresh Kumar, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Education and Training

This session will provide an overview of EIT Health Campus’ educational approach in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship within Europe. Its STELLAR (Spark, Transform, Embrace, Lead, Leap, Amplify and Reward) approach is designed to transform European institutions of higher education into Entrepreneurial Universities by providing them with access to cutting edge activity-based programmes and the active sharing of best practice in innovation training and education. The short overview will be followed by a chaired, interactive panel discussion.
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Reach the market: new models for business development and distribution networks

Julien Venne, Strategic Advisor European Connected Health Alliance; Bleddyn Rees, Lawyer, Consultant at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP; Joe Killen, International Business Development Director at TUNSTALL; Julio Lorca Gomez, Director of Innovation at DKV Insurances Spain
The Future of AAL

This session zooms into AAL market barriers and best practices to overcome them. Participants are encouraged to actively discuss new “contracts” with risk-sharing and innovative co-investment models, as well as propositions to adapt/disrupt business support functions and to build an innovative distribution model.
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EIP on AHA Twinning and Upscaling Session

Henriette Hansen, South Denmark European Office (SDEO); Loukianos Gatzoulis, DG Sante; José Angel Martinez Usero, PROEIPAHA Project; Linden Ashfield, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland); Ane Fullaondo, KRONIKGUNE; Marieke Van Beurden, Noord Brabant
Rolling out field trials

This interactive workshop invites regions active in the EIP on AHA to share their best practices and start the mutual learning process, which is needed for the upscaling strategy of the EIP on AHA to be implemented in practice. The repository of promising practices will be presented and ideas for a future strategy for regional collaboration within EIP on AHA will be elaborated and discussed.
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Demand and supply – bridging gaps using an Open Market Consultation

Ilse Bierhoff, Smart Homes; Sofia Moreno Pérez, Procurement Coordinator EU PPI Project STOPandGO; Caterina Sampol Mayol, Agència de Qualitat i Avaluacio Sanitàries de Catalunya; Bryan Griffiths, North West Coast Academic Health Science Network
Connecting supply & demand

This session seeks to introduce the use of Open Market Consultation (OMC) as a part of the innovative procurement process created by STOPandGO (FP7 co-funded PPI pilot). The OMC is a way of stimulating both demand and supply side, and bridging the gap between procurers and suppliers. Experiences from seven procurers from four countries who are actively engaged in running the procurement process will be shared.
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The importance of cooperation:when profit and social-profit come together

Sofie Staelraeve, Pieter van Herck & Ria Binst, Voka Health Community; Laurence Claeys, Diotto / çava; Candy Kumps & Bjorn Keymeulen, Smart Diaper; Maarten Verkerk, Applied Games
Education and Training

As the healthcare sector is facing new needs and demands every day, this interactive session zooms into the importance of close cooperation between care professionals, businesses, patient advocacy groups and knowledge institutions in creating positive change for the care sector. Together, the participants will discover how cooperation in a project/organisation/structure can on each occasion provide that extra impetus needed to achieve the required change. The session will highlight the skills and knowledge required for change management and multidisciplinary cooperation.
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Testing with older adults: challenges and cocreating solutions

An Jacobs, iMinds – SMIT – Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Rolling out field trials

This session encourages participants to share the challenges they have encountered in conducting field tests for AAL projects. It is open to all individuals with relevant experience in piloting, field trials, testing, and conducting living lab projects. Through the open discussion, cocreation of new solutions can occur.

Monitoring people in private spaces: technological advances and societal issues – part I & II

Francisco Florez-Revuelta, Kingston University
Speakers Part I:
Juan Pablo Lazaro Ramos, TSB Technologies for Health and Wellbeing (Spain); Francisco Florez-Revuelta, Kingston University (United Kingdom); Laura Raffaeli, Universita Politecnica della Marche (Italy); Sara Colantonio, National Research Council (Italy); Giuseppe Coppini, National Research Council (Italy)
Speakers Part II:
Nigel Harris, Designability (United Kingdom); Barbara Pierscionek, Kingston University (United Kingdom); John Dinsmore, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Karen Galligan, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology (Austria); Griet Verhenneman, iMinds – KU Leuven (Belgium)
Matching older adults aspirations

This session zooms into a number of AAL research and innovation projects focused on sensor monitoring. It seeks to present and encourage the participants to discuss the latest developments on monitoring technologies and the fundamental ethical issues and that are pertinent to AAL with specific reference to technology in homes.
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Challenges when assessing AAL application -Do Interoperable Solutions REALLY have added value? – part I & II

Marleen de Mul, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Interoperability resolved

This session focuses on the growing need to collect and share more evidence on the impact of independent living solutions in Europe. It seeks to increase the awareness of need for impact assessment in order to share knowledge and experiences on tools for impact assessment of AAL solutions on society, technology, economics and business. The session also invites participants to discuss the impact of open solution-based AAL services, and ways to demonstrate and validate the added value of these solutions compared to current ones. The participants are also encouraged to discuss a roadmap that will increase the evidence culture in European countries.

Personal digital fabrication technologies in home care: the use of IoT and Fablab – part I & II

P. Duysburgh, iMinds – SMIT – VUB; K. Slegers, iMinds – CUO – KU Leuven; H. Niels, Social Spaces, KU Leuven, LUCA School of Arts; and F. Vannieuwenborg, iMinds – IBCN – University of Ghent
The Future of AAL

This interactive session aims to explore how technologies that allow for highly customised solutions (e.g. IoT toolboxes, additive manufacturing, laser cutting, and other FabLab technologies for home care can be used in creating tools and solutions that support care receivers with activities of daily living (ADL), prolonging their time to age in place. Both AAL attendants active in, or knowledgeable of, such, as well as those who are active in or knowledgeable of home care or home adjustments (so called ‘retrofitting of the home’) are invited to join this session. The session will focus on expectations and experiences with the use of FabLab technologies in home care.

Using insights to create a meaningful experience – part I & II

Nicolas Schepers & Jannelien Verjans, U-sentric
Matching older adults aspirations

This interactive workshop will guide the audience through the experience of co-creation workshops done with the elderly to create a digital assistant to motivate them to stay active and healthy. The participants will relive the exact experience of the workshop facilitators, using “hands-on examples” of their research.

Speed Living Lab at the Forum – part I & II

Guy Scialom, SilverInnov
Matching older adults aspirations

This interactive workshop is designed for AAL project teams who are interested in presenting their solutions, products, models or ideas to end users aged 75+.Participants are encouraged to bring mockups, posters, prototypes or presentations, so they can easily solicit real-time feedback from their target market.
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From ideas and projects to prosperous business models by Business Design – part I & II

Volker P. Andelfinger & Julia Richter, Palatinus Consulting & iic solutions
Education and Training

In this session, participants will learn how to create successful business models using a method that combines user centricity, Osterwalder, Open Innovation and Lean Startup. It will also inspire participants to find integrative approaches in creating business models that combine AAL-products/projects with existing products and business models.
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