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The concept of ‘‘Ambient Assisted Living’’(AAL) has become deeply relevant for the present and future challenges. This is strongly motivated by the fact that the annual growth of the older population is significantly higher than that of the total population. For this reason, good aging and AAL activities are the focus of many national and international R&D projects. In this regard, the European Commission has proposed extended funding for doing research on Ambient Assisted Living, which will run alongside the new Horizon 2020 program. The new proposal suggests that Ambient Assisted Living Joint Partnership (AAL JP) will receive over€ 700 million between 2014 and 2020. AAL needs to involve and combine multidisciplinary research fields, such as cognitive sciences, computer science, industrial design, user interfaces, electrical engineering, etc., in order to extend the time older people can live in their preferred …
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2014

Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriù

Biblio References: 
Cham: Springer International Publishing