On 15 November 2019, Kerstin Löffler from Geriatric Health Centres of the City of Graz (GGZ) presented RegionAAL and the importance of AAL at the first AAL Practice Conference in Salzburg:
As a competence centre for geriatric medicine and care, we focus on the needs of older people. Active and assisted living (AAL) technologies can be a chance to strengthen the responsibility and independence of older people. Technical support for older people allows the possibilities to live independently and self-determined at home as long as possible.
Involving the target group actively is the central element for further developments of AAL technologies. Our experience shows that seniors are open minded to participate and appreciate an active involvement.