Friday, 11 July 2014

Successful AAL Consultant Pilot Trainings organized by iAQ in Germany

In order to face the upcoming challenges in relation to the demographic change, technologies and concepts of Ambient Assistant Living (AAL) have been developed. To improve the quality of life of older people, technological assistance systems are used. 

The European project engAGEnt, co-funded by the EU commission, developed a harmonised European curriculum based on the principles of ECVET which will qualify professionals for the profession of an AAL Consultant. 

In March and April 2014, pilot trainings were conducted in Regensburg, Germany. As an introduction to the topic of AAL and "social interaction", an online seminar was conducted on March, 31st. On April 11th and 12th two classroom seminars were held on the topics of "health monitoring" and "safety technology in the home environment". In addition to methods for the analysis of individual needs and circumstances, the participants received practical insights into the possibilities of technical assistance systems by means of examples and concrete situations. Using case studies, the participants developed technical solution scenarios and discussed ethical and privacy related aspects. A total of 18 people participated in this course. The feedback from the participants on the structure and content of the course were positive.

The completion of the project will take place in September at the 15th “K├Âlner Weiterbildungsmesse”. The project team will present the ECVET based, European curriculum of an AAL Consultant.

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