|The AALOA Manifesto|
The AALOA Manifesto
AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) has great potential for positively influencing the lives of many people. But impact so far has been less than hoped, partly due to fragmentation of research efforts and the lack of a standardised approach for developers. To address this, we are forming the AALOA (AAL Open Association), and invite you to join in our efforts.
AALOA – an Open Association promoting AAL research, development uptake and impact
The signatories of this manifesto consider that the time has come to do something about the problems hindering progress in the area of AAL. We believe that this is something that transcends individual projects or organizations, and needs a long-term approach, with broad involvement from all types of stakeholders. This manifesto is intended as an invitation to join us in our mission, which is to: Bring together the resources, tools and people involved in AAL in a single forum that makes it much easier to reach conclusions on provisions needed to achieve AAL progress; Make sure that all technology providers, service providers and research institutions involved in AAL are either directly involved in AALOA or (as a minimum) aware of decisions it promotes; Involve end-user representatives in all work of AALOA; Identify key research topics in AAL, and reach agreement on prioritization of these; Design, develop, evaluate, standardize and maintain a common service platform for AAL.
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