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In order to maintain a good standard of living for senior citizens, the SmartSenior alliance has three goals:

  1. Living conditions which promote health should be created and safeguarded.
  2. Active participation in social life should be made possible and promoted.
  3. Mobility, safety and independence should be maintained and extended.

The following list demonstrates the concrete technological approach taken by SmartSenior:

  • SmartSenior concentrates on building communication opportunities suitable for older people. The devices necessary, for example televisions, should be easy and intuitive to use. - SmartSenior develops emergency recognition and assistance systems for save travel, such as an emergency stop assistant for cars.
  • SmartSenior integrates existing and new medical services in the areas of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • SmartSenior creates solutions to increase safety both at home and on the move.
  • SmartSenior carries out field studies into acceptance, benefits, costs and sustainability. Model homes are used as real life laboratories in this research.

DFKI contributes to the sub-projects (TP) 2 "emergency assistance", TP3 "Integrated health care for mobility and quality of life", TP 4 "security for the household and service portal for comfortable living," TP 8 "Adapted etwork and service infrastructure "and 9" User-friendly design and evaluation "


AIS Automations- und Informationssysteme GmbH, Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG, BMW Group, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Clinpath GmbH, Deutsche Stiftung für chronisch Kranke, Deutsche Telekom AG, EICT GmbH, Fraunhofer Institut getemed AG, GEWOBA Potsdam GmbH, GHC Global Healthcare GmbH, Humotion GmbH, jambit GmbH, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V., Klinikum Südstadt Rostock, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, nobisCum Risk Solutions GmbH, Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH, Prisma GmbH, PRO POTSDAM GmbH, Qiro GmbH, Radon Labs GmbH, Schmerzzentrum Berlin, Siemens AG, Technische Universität Berlin, Tembit Software GmbH, Vivantes


BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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Michael John; Stefan Klose; Gerd Kock; Michael Jendreck; Richard Feichtinger; Ben Hennig; Norbert Reithinger; Jörn Kiselev; Mehmet Gövercin; Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen; Stefan Kausch; Marco Polak; Boris Irmscher

In: Reiner Wichert; Birgid Eberhardt (Hrsg.). Ambient Assisted Living. Advanced Technologies and Societal Change, January 24-25, Berlin, Germany, Pages 305-216, ISBN 978-3-642-27491-6, Springer, 2012.

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Aaron Ruß; Michael Quade; Michael Kruppa; Mathias Runge

In: Ambient Assisted Living: 5. AAL-Kongress 2012. Deutscher AAL-Kongress (AAL-12), January 24-25, Berlin, Germany, Chapter Rule-Based Approach for Simulating Age-Related Usa, Pages 149-166, ISBN 978-3-642-27491-6, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.

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Simon Bergweiler Jochen Frey (Hrsg.)

International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE-11), July 25-28, Nottingham, United Kingdom, ISBN 978-1-4577-0830-5, IEEE, 7/2011.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz