Towards interoperability and integration of Personal Health AAL ecosystems.


Due to the changing demographics and cost problems in health systems, an ever increasing portion of the ageing population is ready to use personalized technology for health applications as well as for assistance and care in order to remain in their familiar environment as long as possible. Despite their resulting market potential, Personal Health and AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) solutions are still waiting for broad application. In addition to a lack of viable business models broadly accepted as a main obstacle to market success, further shortfalls of dominating insulated available Personal Health and AAL products are identified. To overcome these, the ongoing European universAAL project and related community building activities of the AALOA Association aim at a broadly accepted unified interoperable open AAL platform that incorporates existing AAL platform concepts and particularly includes the already established ISO/IEEE 11073 standards-based Continua Personal Health ecosystem.

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@article{Norgall2012TowardsIA, title={Towards interoperability and integration of Personal Health AAL ecosystems.}, author={Thomas Norgall and Reiner Wichert}, journal={Studies in health technology and informatics}, year={2012}, volume={177}, pages={272-82} }