A Guideline for the Design of Collaborative Business Models in the Field of Ambient Assisted Living

Conference: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL - 1. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung / Technologien - Anwendungen - Management
01/30/2008 - 02/01/2008 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Osl, Philipp; Sassen, Ernst; Oesterle, Hubert (Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

As of today, no comprehensive solution for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is commercially available, or in operation on a wider than prototype scale, although many devices and systems have been developed over the last years. Consumer demands in AAL comprise many different business areas and thus a comprehensive support for customer processes requires new forms of collaborative service delivery. Therefore, a major task is to create sustainable business models for enterprise networks. This paper presents a framework for collaborative business models as structure guideline. It deduces success factors from other industries and adds special characteristics of AAL. A checklist is created as guidance tool for helping companies to establish successful collaborative business models. This business perspective is intended to complement technological innovation in the field of AAL.