Thanks to our participants from Graz

In a closing event for the RegionAAL participants from Graz and its surrounding area on 7 February 2019, first results from the one-year field test were presented at the Geriatric Health Centres of the City of Graz (GGZ).

During the project a technology package was compiled around the three application areas safety (stove shutdown, light installations with motion detectors and wireless switches), social inclusion (tablet with senior-friendly user interface and applications like video phone calls, messaging…) and health (smartwatch, motion videos, vital signs …). The package was tested in more than 100 households in Graz, Leibnitz and Deutschlandsberg for a period of one year.

GGZ as well as Sozialverein Deutschlandsberg and JOANNEUM RESEARCH gave first insights into the results of the accompanying evaluation.

Following the presentation of these results, the older adults were presented supporting technologies in addition to the regional AAL components which will become available in the future.

The older adults not only showed great interest but also an openness to the assistance by technology. One of the RegionAAL participants said: “Such a project is important, so that technologies become known and one learns what is already there.”