LsW - Networked home automation in living environments

Müller, Frerk and Frenken, Melina and Hoffmann, Peter and Herzog, Otthein and Hein, Andreas
Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik - 6. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung
Due to demographic changes a lot of research in the field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has been done within the last years. Many of the project systems never left the status of a research prototype nor reached real home environments. The “Länger selbstbestimmt Wohnen” (LsW) project is one step beyond the targets of typical research projects and is integrating preexisting (home automation) technologies in home environments to support the elderly residents. Requirements, selection of possible scenarios and evaluation were done in close cooperation with the residents. The integrated AAL system will remain within the flats of the residents beyond the end of the LsW project. Main points of the LsW project were the analysis of current mobile devices like tablets as human machine interfaces for AAL systems, the integration of existing home automation technologies in existing buildings, the connection between the tablet and the home automation components, and the interoperation between several flats.
01 / 2013
VDE Verlag