Publication

Optimized informal care in the AAL sector through the usage of a personal virtual assistant

Publication

Outline

K. Auinger, J. Kriegel - Optimized informal care in the AAL sector through the usage of a personal virtual assistant - Proceedings of the 7th German AAL Conference (AAL Kongress 2014), Berlin, Germany, 2014

Abstract

The potential of informal care is underestimated in many areas. Through the use of AAL technology informal carers can take over parts from professional caregivers. A virtual assistant can support the informal carer as well as the patient and their daily tasks. The main problems of such a system are the different requirements. Informal carers have other interests and requirements compared to the needs of patients. Informal carers seek for decision support while patients focus on self-determined lifestyle. A virtual assistant can connect the two perspectives into an interface and optimize the whole care process. Our research shows how to connect the two perspectives to optimize the development of market ready AAL products and services from an applied perspective.