Ambient Assisted Living 1 (ILV)

Course numberM2.03100.10.011
Course codeAAL1
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits5,0
Language of instruction English

Students get a basic knowledge of the AAL and selected approaches.

They will be able understand the needs of the different user groups and will be able to use and interpret different systems for user and need classification (e.g. ICF, ICD-10, etc.)

The students will get a technical overview of AAL relevant enabling technologies (sensor technologies, pre-processing, signal analysis, classification, networks and transmission, etc.).

They will be able to interpret, plan and implement methods related to selected AAL topics ( user interfaces for older people, ADL recognition and smart home technologies, locomotion analysis).

In addition the students will be able to work on AAL projects integrating the knowledge of inclusive development strategies and ethical dimensions.

As part of the course "Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)" basic background and interdisciplinary base knowledge (State of the Art), technological principles related to selected topics, selected approaches and methods of the area "Ambient Assisted Living" are treated.

The described methods are also considered from the point of an ethical dimension.


    • Introduction to AAL
    • User definition and needs, ethical dimensions
    • Enabling technologies
    • Selected Topics (User interfaces for older people, ADL recognition and smart home technologies, introduction to locomotion analysis)
    • Aspects of the user centred design approach

J.C. Augusto, M. Huch et. al., Handbook of Ambient Assisted Living, IOS Press, 2012

VDE, Deutsche Normungs-Roadmap AAL

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