AAL Call: AAL packages/Integrated solutions (deadline 24 mei 2017)
Het thema van de AAL call in 2017 wordt: Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults. De call wordt in februari 2017 gepubliceerd. Noteer ook alvast 6 maart 2017 in uw agenda voor de informatiedag in Brussel. Tijdens zo'n informatie dag kan u uw project voorstellen aan het publiek.
Het programma AAL - Active and Assisted Living wil de levenskwaliteit van de ouderen verhogen door het inzetten van ICT. Het programma stimuleert de ontwikkeling van innovatieve ICT producten, diensten en systemen gericht op het ondersteunen van ouderen thuis, in de maatschappij en op werk.
The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. The proposal must demonstrate a clear route to market and added-value for the different types of end-users. The previous AAL calls have shown impressive results culminating in effective and practical solutions. However, many solutions address only a specific need, have not yet been integrated and incorporated into everyday life and have not been evaluated sufficiently.
Increasingly, end-users are asking for well-integrated solutions that are intuitively useful, personalized, and take the entire life span into consideration. These include informal and formal caregivers whenever relevant. In addition, end-users-especially secondary and tertiary ones such as caregivers and policy-makers have an urgent need for proven evidence about the effects and effectiveness of AAL solutions.
The focus of the 2017 call challenge of the AAL Programme is twofold:
- The challenge lies in developing packages integrating different solutions that address the needs and wishes of end-users and add value to their lives. Since peoples’ wishes, aspirations, and needs evolve over time, packages should be designed with built-in flexibility and a variety of components in order to meet diverse individual situations and to remain attractive to end-users over time. End-users expect proposed solutions to be affordable, user-friendly, secure, and reliable. Packages should be based on existing and/or open platforms.
- The challenge lies in extensive testing and evaluating of packages in order to provide meaningful and significant results.