Whether it be health, safety, comfort, social integration or extended mobility support – assistance might be needed in any possible aspect of daily life.
Additionally, the AAL market should allow for individuals in fear of losing their independence pick the set of applications and services of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) themselves – as they arise. Open platforms are supposed to be the enabler of this kind of evolvement and are to make products and services more affordable, sustainable, adaptable, and accessible.
ReAAL will investigate these assumptions with a number of pilots, each with a different focus. If the platform’s usefulness is evidenced, the related technical knowledge is transferred to the community of the interest group.
A self-organizing AAL ecosystem will emerge from which a wide range of stakeholders will benefit: application and technology vendors, service providers, public authorities and policy makers, sponsors, the consumer masses and, most of all, people who wish to avoid dependency on nursing homes, preferring to continue living independently in their own homes.