Active and Healthy Ageing living labs are utilized to facilitate the unobtrusive monitoring of the elderly through contemporary monitoring devices and applications. AHA ecologically valid living lab environments have been established in the Lab of Medical Physics of AUTH’s Medical School. The environment set-ups consist of a living-room space, a bathroom-like space and a hall-kitchen space, all in the same room. A number of elderly volunteers periodically visit the environments, performing a set of daily activities.
The main goal is to facilitate the ulterior aim of speeding up innovation, collaboration as well as development and testing of more accurate services, which is achieved by an early involvement of users as co-creators.
The Active & Healthy Aging Living Lab “AHALL” is the environment for the production of a variety of datasets as well as the initial evaluation of various approaches in different research domains. The AHALL has already supported the trial evaluation of some project. There, a number of seniors were visiting the Living Lab daily, performing a set of daily activities. Moreover, the seniors were asked to utilize a smart watch, a Smart TV, a Tablet, health measurement devices and a set of cognitive tasks on the Smart TV. Finally, the participants were undertaking an exergaming session (FitForAll) through a Smart TV. The AHALL set-up consisted of a living-room space, a bathroom-like space and a hall-kitchen space, all in the same room. Equipped with a set of contemporary ICT tools and devices, the AHALL supports its experienced personel’s approaches and techniques. So far, a large number of Datasets have been produced