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Better Health and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) from a global, regional and local economic perspective

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  • Eberhard, Birgid
  • Fachinger, Uwe
  • Henke, Klaus-Dirk

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Assisting technologies aim to provide more support in the meeting of one's daily needs and the preservation of one's autonomy and quality of life. Continual developments in medicine, medical equipment, nursing and medical care are assumed to lead to new types of care being created. A high degree of social and economic relevance has been attributed to assisting technologies, as well as information and communication systems, by scientists and politicians alike, particularly in connection with the development, promotion and organization of so-called senior-friendly environments and with ambient assisted living (AAL).

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 16210.

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Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16210

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Keywords: economic development; ambient assisted living; health care system; assisting technologies; health care; new technologies; health economy;

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  1. Bögenhold, Dieter & Fachinger, Uwe, 2012. "Unternehmertum: Unterschiedliche Facetten selbstständiger Berufstätigkeit
    [Entrepreneurship: Diverse aspects of self-employment]
    ," MPRA Paper 51459, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Bögenhold, Dieter & Fachinger, Uwe, 2010. "How Diverse is Entrepreneurship? Observations on the social heterogeneity of self-employment in Germany," MPRA Paper 23271, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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