Endowed Professorship Ambient Assistive Technologies

The demographic trend in industrial nations towards an aged population and a decline in birth rates requires new strategies to cope with the upcoming social and economic challenges. Ambient Assistive Technologies can provide support to elderly or disabled persons, foster their autonomy and quality of life and lower the cost of medical care.

The endowed professorship expands the expertise of the institute to the sectors of supportive tools and smart home technologies, to better convey these topics in course of the academic education.

The focus of the professorship for Ambient Assistive Technologies lies on the planning and elaboration of up-to-date curricula and practical learning material for the intermediation of AAT, implementation of research and development projects in these areas, the constitution of strong responsibilities in the sector of AAT within the University of Applied Sciences and the dedicated support of student groups with particular needs, e.g., employed people.

The endowed professorship Ambient Assistive Technologies is located at the Department of Embedded Systems, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien.

This project is funded by the City of Vienna, department MA23, under grant number MA23-Projekt 10-04.(The MA23 was founded in 2012. Previously the project was funded by the MA27 under the grant number MA27-Projekt 10-04.)

The duration of the Project is from September 2010 to August 2014.