The team of researchers consisting of Kurt Majcen (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Institute DIGITAL), Johanna Plattner, Daniela Elisabeth Ströckl, Daniela Krainer and Dr. Johannes Oberzaucher (FH Kärnten, Institute for Applied Research on Ageing) as well as Kerstin Löffler (Geriatric Health Care Centres Graz), Eva Schuster (Sozialverein Deutschlandsberg) and Pierre Schaschl (ilogs mobile software GmbH) have been awarded with the Best Poster Award for their paper „South Austrian Seniors „vs.“ ICT for Healthcare in AAL Pilot Regions“.
The paper was presented at the "International Conference on Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business" (FEMIB) in Heraklion, Greece. The paper describes and compares implementation and evaluation concepts of the Austrian AAL test region projects RegionAAL (in the areas of Graz, Leibnitz and Deutschlandsberg) and Smart VitAALity (in the areas of Klagenfurt, Villach and Ferlach) as well as an investigation of similarities and differences between the two projects.
The two Austrian AAL pilot regions, RegionAAL in Styria and Smart VitAALity in Carinthia, developed and evaluated technology to empower older adults in their daily living routines. Different aspects like health, information and communication were considered and developed tools. Such as, fall detection as well as emergency call functions were designed to enable seniors to live a longer independent life at home. This paper displays first evaluation results of both pilots based on the usage of the user-interaction devices: tablet and smartwatch.