The Position Paper of the ACTIVAGE Deployment Site in Germany

The home has been the centre of private life for generations, a place that one would rarely change. The feeling of being “at home” is strongly linked with relaxation and security. This human desire for self-determination and independence increasingly places the dwelling in the focus of technical improvement interests, particularly in an aging society in which older people want to stay at home as long as possible. Given the present state of the art, it’s now high time to go beyond “barrier-free” and “wheelchair-friendly” buildings and address the need for technical assistance in residential construction, such as emergency call systems in case of fall, support for forgetfulness, energy efficiency and other cost-saving efficiency solutions, reduction of burglary potential and optimization of lighting, volume, temperature and air quality.

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When will IoT serve for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA)? Are the current barriers technical, economic, regulatory or social?

Based on the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), we are now dreaming of new applications that will serve older people for their better comfort, health and security. Will our dreams come true..? Definitely yes. But the question is rather: when?

My “uncomplete” answer is: when the Internet of Things will be real…

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How to Create an “Internet of Things for Active and Healthy Ageing” (IoT-AHA) Ecosystem

As stated by Sergio Guillén in the first post of this blog, the main goal of ACTIVAGE is to build the first interoperable IoT-AHA Ecosystem.
I have discussed what the IoT-AHA ecosystem is with Sergio and, like true engineers, we see the IoT-AHA Ecosystem as a “cogwheel” that makes two other cogwheels move, the “Active and Healthy Ageing” and the “Internet of Things” cogwheels, that together create a brand new mechanism.

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4 Reasons Why ‘Active and Healthy Ageing’ will become a key market niche

This article is based on a report from the European Commission named “The 2015 Ageing Report”. While this report has gone unnoticed, it contains key points that are essential to the future of the European Union. The blog tries to gather some of these key points, focusing on Active and Healthy Ageing, to make them more easily understandable to our readers.

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Welcome to the ACTIVAGE project blog

This is the first of a long series of posts that will be written by ACTIVAGE’s experts and invited personalities on the exciting topic of the Internet of Things for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA-IoT). ACTIVAGE is a multi-centric Large Scale Pilot Project which aims to build the first interoperable and open AHA-IoT Ecosystem which enables the deployment and operation of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT-based solutions and services in Europe. You can read more about ACTIVAGE in this website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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