Innovative Approaches to Automated Assistance Services

Conference: Technik für ein selbstbestimmtes Leben - 5. Deutscher AAL-Kongress
01/24/2011 - 01/25/2012 at Berlin

Proceedings: Technik für ein selbstbestimmtes Leben

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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MacWilliams, Asa; Pohle, Roland; Roshchin, Mikhail; Steinke, Ines; Waidelich, Fabienne (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany)

Enhancements of technology in the AAL domain result in the development of new software and hardware platforms for automated assistance services, bound to relevant business models. In this paper, an innovative practicable technological approach for a future automated assistance service is presented, covering several currently open issues: (1) incomplete sensing, (2) insufficient communication techniques among human beings and smart environments, (3) lack of situation-awareness of assistance services. To solve these problems, we propose the usage of gas sensors in smart environments, combined with an intelligent wristwatch for people in smart environments, as well as the implementation of new soft-ware algorithms for improved automated situation understanding and further assistance support. These components will be offered together with already existing products for a qualitatively new technical automated assistance system. We also examine topics that need to be considered prior to deployment, especially such as data privacy and security.