User Needs and Demands for AAL-Applications in Italy (Socio-cultural and Socio-economic Factors)

Marletta, Giovanni and Delfino, Germano and Delle Site, Vincenzo (2005) User Needs and Demands for AAL-Applications in Italy (Socio-cultural and Socio-economic Factors). Project Report. AAL Ambient Assisted Living.

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In Italy the market of home technologies has grown significantly over the last few years. A new word has been recently created in the Italian language: “domotica”, composed by the Latin word “domus” (house) and the Italian word “automatica” (automatic). However “domotica” doesn’t only mean “home automation”, but generally indicates the knowledge and all innovative technologies (properly integrated) that can make a house “intelligent”. In this report the technical solutions to achieve an “Ambient intelligence”, aiming at better life conditions of elderly and disabled people, are briefly named “AAL Technologies”. As from 2001 some important initiatives have been carried out in Italy on Ambient Assisted Living, concerning the development of smart homes for elderly and disabled people. The consumers’ associations are highly interested in these opportunities, but so far the use of new technologies by elderly and disabled people has been rather limited.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Work Package 1, Country report Italy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ricerca scientifica, demografia, invecchiamento, Europa, domotica, ICT
Subjects: 000 Scienza degli elaboratori - Scienze dell’informazione - Scienze archivistiche, librarie e dell'informazione documentaria – opere generali > 005 Programmazione, programmi, dati degli elaboratori
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 690 Edifici
Depositing User: Isabella Florio
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 15:41

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