We are all getting older...
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...not just day by day; human life expectancy is also increasing. Today, an 8-year-old girl in Vienna can expect to live to almost 87. Research is also helping us to manage everyday life in old age independently for as long as possible by using modern technologies to assist the elderly with difficult tasks and to provide assistance with hazards. Developed in Vienna and for Vienna.
Discover and try out for yourself: Smart fall sensors, care robots, intelligent rings with Braille for people with visual impairments, and a toilet that helps you stand up again.
TU Wien, Research Unit on Human Computer Interaction itoilet-project.eu
The iToilet is a smart device that helps older people stand up again after using the toilet. The height and tilt of the toilet seat can be adjusted, and the device sets off a distress call in emergencies.
- Smart living in the smart home
FH Technikum Wien www.technikum-wien.at
Be served by a service robot, admire smart home devices (stereo, lighting) at work, and build your own mouth controls in the “do-it-yourself” area.
- The intelligent fall sensor
cogvis software und consulting GmbH www.cogvis.at
Test falls, check out 3D technologies, learn how to avoid falls, and how to manage everyday life in old age independently and comfortably.
- Braille for the vest pocket
ARGE Tetragon www.tetragon.at
The Braille Ring can be used by people with visual impairments to read texts of any length – anytime and anywhere. Create your own Braille, experience the Braille Ring through touch, and write sentences in Braille.
- Smart & active for young and old
Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung gemeinnützige GmbH
Modern technologies support older people: phone memory games, fall prevention programmes, activity trackers or virtual journeys to holiday destinations to name a few. You can also try out electronic light management and distress call sensors.
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