Zukunft Lebensräume 2016
20.04.2016 - 21.04.2016 — Hall: 5.1 Stand: A 01
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe
At present, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains 67 institutes and research units.
The majority of 24,000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers.
More than 2.1 billion euros annual research budget totaling. Of this sum, more than 1.8 billion euros is generated through contract research.
More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. Almost 30 percent is contributed by the German federal and Länder governments in the form of base funding.
Affiliated international research centers and representative offices provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.
The 13 partner institutes of the Fraunhofer AAL Alliance cooperate in the development of AAL and »Personal Health« system solutions. They pursue a unified approach integrating various technologies, applications and user groups as well as supporting activities in the areas of research coordination, business model development and standardization, thus enabling the construction of modular systems from interoperable components.
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
AAL denotes intelligent environments which adapt autonomously, proactively and situation–specific to user needs and objectives for daily life support. Intelligent environments specifically aim at elderly, handicapped and care-dependent humans enabling their autonomous life in their familiar private environment.
»Personal Health«-Systems typically utilize mobile and miniaturized medical devices specifically configured for diagnostic and therapy-supporting use in home or mobile (tele-monitoring) scenarios. »Personal Health« however also marks a shift in healthcare towards personalized, individual forms of prevention, diagnostics, therapy and care.
Role and Services
The institutes of the Fraunhofer AAL Alliance are the ideal partners for technology support and contract research in the whole area of Ambient Assisted Living and Personal Health solutions.
The institutes of the Fraunhofer AAL Alliance provide a wide range of services, solutions and cooperation schemes to address a wide range of scenarios and projects along the whole value chain from private users to professional service providers.
Our particular areas of excelence comprise:
User-specific (multi-modal) man-machine-interfaces and assistance functions
Acoustic and speech-based user interfaces
Investigation and assurance of user acceptance, usability, accessibility and certification requirements
Integration of technology use, services and business models
Development of scalable, interoperable, self-organizing system structures
Sensor technology and sensor signal processing for biosig nals and environmental parameters
Model-based recognition of health-related events and mental states
Empirical and systematic system evaluation
Infrastructure-reduced localization / navigation
Optimization of wireless communication technologies
Robotics for service and assistance applications
Development of miniaturized, energy-optimized system components
Information logistics and process design for health IT / telemonitoring