Measuring the Impact of Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Solutions. An Analysis of Research Practices

Birgit Aigner-Walder, Albert Luger, Julia Himmelsbach

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Abstract

Based on a review of research programs and projects, this paper highlights suggested and used indicators to measure the potential impact of active and assisted living (AAL) solutions. First, relevant stakeholder groups and their interests in innovations in the fields of application of AAL technologies and systems are in focus. Subsequently, the key objectives of AAL solutions are stressed out. Finally, an overview of indicators suggested and used so far to measure the effects of AAL technologies and systems in practice is given. The results point out the various stakeholder groups involved in an insurance-based health care system, their partly conflicting interests in technical innovations on the market, and the large number of existing potential indicators to assess the overall effects of AAL technologies and systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Active Ageing and Quality of Life: From Concepts to Applications
EditorsFermina Rojo-Pérez, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas
Pages285-297
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Experience Measurement

Keywords

  • AAL; Impact; Effects; Measurement; Indicators; Objectives

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