Universally Accessible Interactive Services on TV: A Case Study on the Provisioning of Internet Services to Elderly People

Conference: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL - 4. Deutscher Kongress: Demographischer Wandel - Assistenzsysteme aus der Forschung in den Markt
01/25/2011 - 01/26/2011 at Berlin

Proceedings: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schulz, Christian H.; Zinnikus, Ingo; Kapahnke, Patrick; Frey, Jochen; Nesselrath, Robert; Alexandersson, Jan (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, Deutschland)

Through the demographic shift we face the challenge how to focus on the needs of elderly people more than is currently the case. In particular, the participation in the digital revolution and accessibility to internet-based information services represents key themes. The VITAL project (http://www.ist-vital.org) aims at creating an extendable platform on the basis of familiar user interfaces used in already known context (television, mobile phone) where a variety of applications and services are easily accessible to elderly people. The applications and services itself are also developed within the VITAL project, intended to enhance the social contact and networking among the users as well as offering entertainment, education and information in an age-appropriate manner.