Workshop: Impact cultures revised – A first way out of impact culture conflicts, based on interdisciplinary understanding and structured AAL focused approaches in the project 3vAALuation

Activity: Talk or presentation / LecturePresentation at a scientific conference / workshop


A large part of applied AAL projects and related solutions have shown strong evidence concerning technical validity, usability and acceptance. Nevertheless, only a limited number of products and services are available on the markets, which naturally lowers the impact of these solutions on the European support and care system and, derived on this, also on the direct primary users and their related quality of life (QoL). In relation to this, a variety of perspectives are relevant: First and foremost, there is the question of whether a solution will benefit the quality of life of older adults or meet specific needs (e.g. for persons living with dementia), but also questions of far-reaching social effects, potential (monetary) benefits for the social and the health & care system and economic efficiency have to be considered. The main aims of the workshop are providing an overview of important impact dimensions of AAL solutions relevant for implementation and later market anchoring decisions and connect it to good practice examples from AAL projects (e.g. Pilotregion Smart VitAALity, Living Lab project VITALISE). In order to enable evidence-based decisions, practices, challenges, failures and its (potential) causalities and lessons learned of impact measurements will be discussed in detail. On the one hand, the workshop focuses on all quadruple helix stakeholders involved in evaluations, both in the research design and organization of studies (interdisciplinary researchers). But stakeholders who aim towards impact generation strategies need proof of effectiveness for implementation decisions (companies, health & care providers, decision-makers) are involved. On the other hand, no previous methodological knowledge is required.
Period18 Oct 202220 Oct 2022
Event titleEuropean Week of Active & Healthy Ageing (EWAHA)
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Experience Measurement