Closing Event

At the 8th of June the Lilab Projekt ended with an closing event. But with this event the living lab approach does not end at tha CUAS – it only started.

Cuas internal and external Partners and Supporters of the Lilab project were invited to the closing event. There they could hear lectures of Ms. Mitterbacher (CUAS), Mr. Dr. Oberzaucher (CUAS) and Mr. Dr. Liebhart (iLogs) with the issues skills lab, living lab approach, and smartwatch – AAL platforms.

Afterwards they could have a look at the new labs iADL (instrumental activities of daily living) and UX (User Experience). During the warkthrough of the labs it was possible to get a closer look to differnet projects respectively to get a view in the work of usability testing. During the come together a lot of interesting talks and ideas or possibilities for the future come up.

Thanks to all our friends and partners for the interesting evening.

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FZI Open House

The team of the AAL department (Daniela Krainer, Daniela Ströckl, and Johannes Oberzaucher) of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences visited on the 11th Feb. 2016 the Open House Day of the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) in Karlsruhe / Germany. Beside different tasks about topics like industry 4.0 it was possible to visit the House of Living Labs. Under the name of “House of Living Labs” a network of different Living Labs is meant with specializations in the following topics: smartAutomation, smartHome/AAL, smartEnergy, mobileIT/mobileBusiness, smartMobility, Service Robotics, Automotive and smartSecurity. From further interest were the fields of smartHome / AAL and Service Robotics; that’s why the focused were on these two.

At first the mobile show flat was inspected. At this different kinds of produces from different manufacturers were shown, that could help elderly people at their daily living at home. The products are just presented at the show flat; they do not sell anything there. Among other things they presented a mobile phone for seniors, an automatic stove cutoff or strap-ons for chairs to sit higher.

Afterwards the show flat in the House of Living Labs with further rooms, for the technical implementation of new ideas, was visited.

The show flat is a fully equipped and furnished 2-room flat with a lobby, bedroom, living – and eating room combination and a bathroom. Implemented in the room is also assistive technology as for example a pad in front of the bed that could register movements and show them to the caregivers to support people with a higher fall risk. Furthermore, tracking systems and other non- technical support devices like special designed dishes are shown. Beside products from different firms the FZI also shows technologies and auxiliary products made by their own. An example for that is the cup for the measure of the drinking amount.

Final the Living Lab for Service Robotics was visited. There different kinds of robots that can be used in space and robots that can help rescue teams after natural disasters; they could for example help people which are buried by house walls.

FZI Website: https://www.fzi.de/en/home/

ENoLL – Living Labs all around the world

World map with living labs

[Weltkarte: ENoLL Living Labs URL: http://www.openlivinglabs.eu/livinglabs]

The organisation ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) has about 400 members of Living Labs all around the world. The various focuses of these Living Labs are transport, urban development processes or health care issues. Beside the Living Labs in this organisation there are many others – but it gives a good overview that the number of the Living Lab approach is increasing all around the world.

In the following list the different countries with the number of Living Labs they have in the ENoLL organisation are listed. Countries like Spain, France, Italy or the UK are leading.

List of the ENoLL listed Living Labs.

ENoLL Web side