The Hellenic Open University (HOU) through the Educational Content Methodology & Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab, http://eeyem.eap.gr) organized successfully a short-term pilot training program within the context of the European Project Transfer of Innovation – Leonardo da Vinci, entitled » EngAGEnt : Development and validation of a curriculum for vocational AAL education ».
In order to face the upcoming challenges in relation to the demographic change, technologies and concepts of Ambient Assistant Living (AAL) have been developed. To improve the quality of life of older people, technological assistance systems are used.
The « Compagnon digital » (Digital Companion) is a touch screen with a thousand functions, especially for the elderly. This innovation launched by the Belgian start-up « CareSquare » has been awarded by the Netexplo Forum. Each year, the global observatory of digital innovation awards 10 projects that are the most promising and innovative.
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It focuses on the area of Personal Health Systems, in the field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), where it proposes a novel platform to support the provision of a comfortable and safe environment for daily living of elders, while retaining their mobility and independency. This will be achieved through advanced technologies in various research fields that will be integrated in a specially designed platform, in order to facilitate the provision of a coherent set of personalized services.
presentations. Mr Sándor Oroján, expert of IVSZ responsible for
vocational activities introduced the participants to the background of the
CompAAL project as well as to its first results, i.e. fiveJob Role Profiles.
introduced the participants to the most important AAL related developments of
the company and emphasised that the daily usage of these products require
additional knowledge from the users and maintainers. Therefore, vocational
training is key in this field.
representative of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
presented to the participants the current results of the CVN project (ConnectedVitality
– The Personal Telepresence Network), funded by the AAL Programme. Mr Vajda stressed
that Yooom, a solution that links groups of senior citizens into a video
communication network, enabling them to choose the activity as well as levels
of social interaction according to their individual needs, abilities and
lifestyle, might become a popular tool for elderly persons for keeping contact
with their loved ones also in case of bigger distances.
profiles (more IT than medical), the planned level of the training as well as
the expected final outcome of the project.