Assistance Systems for elderly people (AAL)
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research aims at keeping up with demographic change. In order to do so, it funds national and European interdisciplinary projects concerned with the development of age-appropriate assistance on the basis of modern Microsystems and communications technology. Further accompanying measures are conducted, parallel to these interdisciplinary projects. As a central meeting for companies and research institutions, the German AAL congress was introduced. The VDI/VDE-IT is entrusted with the project’s executing organization.