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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

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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Paper provided by Technische Universität Berlin, School of Economics and Management in its series Discussion Papers with number 2009/3.

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Date of creation: 2009
Handle: RePEc:zbw:tubsem:20093
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