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A Need for an Interoperable Open Source Middleware for Ambient Assisted Living Applications - A Position Paper.

Conference: HEALTHINF 2010 - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics, Valencia, Spain, January 20-23, 2010
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    ABSTRACT: Due to the demographic development towards an ageing society AAL technologies will play an important role in the future. There has been a lot of work clone in the field of AAL, but most of the project outcomes are proprietary and thus impossible to be combined. Accordingly, there is a need for an universal and open platform, which can be used as a starting point for further developments or just as an integration and standardization tool. For future service platform related research projects reference use cases as well as a reference tool set and framework would help to ensure a reusable and expandable platform, which is wide spread and therefore ensures a quality of service. The aim of the universAAL project is to combine the advantages and strengths of still ongoing or already finished research projects to create an universally applicable platform. The focus thereby is on interoperability and standardization to ensure a broad range of applicability and to develop an open platform that will make it technically feasible and economically viable to develop AAL applications. There are two tools for spreading the outcomes and ideas of the project planned: On the one hand the establishment of a store providing plug-and-play AAL applications and services that support multiple execution platforms and can be deployed to various devices and users, and on the other hand the AAL Open Association (AALOA) with the mission to create a platform for identifying key research topics in AAL, and to reach agreement on prioritization of these and to design, develop, evaluate and standardize a common service platform for AAL.
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    ABSTRACT: universAAL is a European research project that aims at creating an open platform and standards which will make it technically feasible and economically viable to develop Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions. It defined hardware and software infrastructure for smart environments called AAL spaces, which en-able context sharing and reasoning about activities carried out by the assisted per-son. AAL services developed with the universAAL platform may be a combina-tion of hardware, software and human resources. Tools for the development, publishing and provisioning of such services have been defined to support the whole chain of stakeholders involved in the AAL domain. The paper focuses on the provisioning of AAL services by describing the main components involved in the service life cycle.
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    ABSTRACT: universAAL is a European research project that aims at creating an open platform and standards which will make it technically feasible and economically viable to develop Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions. It defined hardware and software infrastructure for smart environments called AAL spaces, which en-able context sharing and reasoning about activities carried out by the assisted per-son. AAL services developed with the universAAL platform may be a combina-tion of hardware, software and human resources. Tools for the development, publishing and provisioning of such services have been defined to support the whole chain of stakeholders involved in the AAL domain. The paper focuses on the provisioning of AAL services by describing the main components involved in the service life cycle.
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