Needs and Opportunities in Ambient Assisted Living in Portugal

Ricardo Vardasca, Liliana Ferreira, Ricardo Simoes


The exponential raise in the age dependency rate together with the difficulties in having conventional care solutions opens the space for the appearance and development of innovative Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions. However, the development of these solutions requires a thorough understanding of user needs and wills. In this paper we present the scenarios being adopted in the context of AAL projects, as well as the products and services current available in each of the considered utilization scenarios. The needs of the Portuguese AAL users are analyzed through the discussion of some preliminary results from a survey targeted at the Portuguese population over 55 years old. These results will be used to characterize the needs and establish the readiness and willingness of elder Portuguese population in using AAL solutions.


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Paper Citation

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Vardasca R., Ferreira L. and Simoes R. (2012). Needs and Opportunities in Ambient Assisted Living in Portugal . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - Volume 1: AAL, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-93-5, pages 100-108. DOI: 10.5220/0003889201000108

in Bibtex Style

author={Ricardo Vardasca and Liliana Ferreira and Ricardo Simoes},
title={Needs and Opportunities in Ambient Assisted Living in Portugal},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - Volume 1: AAL, (BIOSTEC 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - Volume 1: AAL, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - Needs and Opportunities in Ambient Assisted Living in Portugal
SN - 978-989-8425-93-5
AU - Vardasca R.
AU - Ferreira L.
AU - Simoes R.
PY - 2012
SP - 100
EP - 108
DO - 10.5220/0003889201000108