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Better health and ambient assisted living (AAL) from a global, regional and local economic perspective

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  • Eberhardt, 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). Here the focus is especially upon the aged of the future, their specific demands and resources, which these technologies should be able to serve while adhering to their individual requirements. These new technologies can also be extremely relevant to people surrounding the elderly. They can make a considerable difference to the way in which people are able to live together for example by assisting the nursing care provided by close relatives and they may represent new opportunities to the providers of outpatient and inpatient nursing and medical care.

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  • Eberhardt, Birgid & Fachinger, Uwe & Henke, Klaus-Dirk, 2009. "Better health and ambient assisted living (AAL) from a global, regional and local economic perspective," Discussion Papers 2009/3, Technische Universität Berlin, School of Economics and Management.
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    1. Martin Jaekel & Arto Wallin & Minna Isomursu, 2015. "Guiding Networked Innovation Projects Towards Commercial Success—a Case Study of an EU Innovation Programme with Implications for Targeted Open Innovation," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 6(3), pages 625-639, September.
    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.
    3. Bögenhold, Dieter & Fachinger, Uwe, 2012. "Unternehmertum: Unterschiedliche Facetten selbstständiger Berufstätigkeit
      [Entrepreneurship: Diverse aspects of self-employment]
      ," MPRA Paper 51459, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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