active assisted living

  • Smart buildings for smart living

    15 February 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Our world is getting smarter by the minute. Voice recognition allows us to tell devices to do things, such as find a specific TV channel or remind us of all our appointments for the day. Smart agriculture uses sensors...
  • Shedding light on IEC standardization

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The sparc-FMA International Lighting and Facilities event, organized by the Facility Management Association (FMA) took place from 30 May to 1 June, in Sydney. During the event, more than 60 exhibitors, including lighting...
  • Connecting the printed electronics and wearables communities

    21 May 2017 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119
    Printed electronics as a manufacturing method has become established in a number of areas across the electrotechnical world. The connections that are made are emerging as particularly significant in the new generation of...
  • Obituary - Alastair Ramsay

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the passing of Alastair Ramsay, a member of the IEC Systems Committee Active Assisted Living (SyC AAL), on 28 January 2017, after a short battle with cancer.
  • Smart home: a life-changing experience

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    While recent developments in home automation are bound to make anyone’s life easier, there are certain categories of the population for which it may be a life-changing experience: elderly and/or disabled people have very...
  • Expanded scope for SyC AAL

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    To deal with Active Assisted Living (AAL) issues, the IEC has established a Systems Committee, IEC SyC AAL. This SyC has the role of promoting safety, security, privacy and cross-vendor interoperability in the use of AAL...
  • Relying on AAL for a better life

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Keeping individuals in need of certain levels of assistance active and living at home as independently and as long as possible is emerging as a major issue in many countries. This drives a significant growth in many...
  • Robots pick up the challenge of home care needs

    21 March 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    The demands posed by a rapidly ageing global population are leading manufacturers of robots to develop technology for providing care and rehabilitation for elderly and impaired people in their own homes.
  • Independence means everything

    21 February 2017 by Claire Marchand
    What immediately comes to mind when evoking active assisted living (AAL) is that it is essential in helping senior citizens keep as good a quality of life as possible. The focus is obviously on the elderly in...
  • Hearing lots of voices?

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In our smart world, a huge number of devices are part of the internet of things (IoT), or becoming so, many of them integrated with our homes, cities, manufacturing or transport systems and infrastructures. Added to this...