Tuesday, 30 April 2013

CompAAL was presented at the eVITA Hungarian Technology Platform

The ICT Association of Hungary (IVSZ) took part in the event of the eVITA Hungarian technology Platform on 25 April 2013, in Budapest. eVITA platform focuses on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) related technologies and aims at bringing together stakeholders to discuss relevant topics and cooperate, in order to facilitate the dissemination of AAL research results.

Participants had the chance to attend three presentations. Mr Sándor Oroján, expert of IVSZ responsible for vocational activities introduced the participants to the background of the CompAAL project as well as to its first results, i.e. fiveJob Role Profiles.

Mr Zoltán Havasi, CEO of MOHAnet Plc, introduced the participants to the most important AAL related developments of the company and emphasised that the daily usage of these products require additional knowledge from the users and maintainers. Therefore, vocational training is key in this field.  

Within the framework of the third presentation, Mr Loránd Vajda, representative of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, presented to the participants the current results of the CVN project (ConnectedVitality – The Personal Telepresence Network), funded by the AAL Programme. Mr Vajda stressed that Yooom, a solution that links groups of senior citizens into a video communication network, enabling them to choose the activity as well as levels of social interaction according to their individual needs, abilities and lifestyle, might become a popular tool for elderly persons for keeping contact with their loved ones also in case of bigger distances.

Discussions were mainly targeted on the focus of the profiles (more IT than medical), the planned level of the training as well as the expected final outcome of the project. 

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