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Smart care: safety and support thanks to AAL

02.12.2019

AAL – more than a Smart Home

Image: Hands holding a tablet with a smart home interface on the screen; Copyright: panthermedia.net/AndreyPopov

Ambient Assisted Living is more than just a Smart Home.

Products and exhibitors related to AAL

Wearable support

Image: Wrist of an elderly woman with Smartwatch; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ArturVerkhovetskiy

Wearables help to monitor the vital functions of people in care without the need for a nurse to be present.

Why the technology has not fully caught on (yet)

Image: elderly man with walking stick lying on the floor after a fall; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

Technical assistance systems increase safety, for example in the form of fall detection.

There is still work to be done

Image: elderly woman in a wheelchair showing a nurse something on a tablet; Copyright: panthermedia.net/mark@rocketclips.com

Technology does not make human assistance in care superfluous, but serves to relieve the strain and can ideally compensate for the shortage of skilled workers at some point.

Bild: Elena Blume; Copyright: P. Schmitz

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