From the 22nd until the 25th of September this year’s AAL forum took place in in Ghent, Belgium (http://www.aalforum.eu). The annual event serves as a platform for the European AAL community and aims at meeting and discussing AAL solutions and how to adopt them in the market. The title of this year’s edition was “Aspiration in Active Aging – Engaging People, Services and Technologies”.The AAL Project GeTVivid was represented at the AAL Forum by Christiane Moser from the University of Salzburg, Philipp Osl and Manuel Eisele from the Universtity of St. Gallen, Matteo Harutunian from the Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH, Micheal Eitelberg and Nasser Altaani from Hövener & Trapp Evision GmbH.
An interactive demo of the GeTVivid platform on the TV and tablet was presented together with the Amiona Marketplace from the University of St. Gallen, which we use as one backend solution for our platform.
Additionally, Christiane Moser was invited as keynote speaker in the intactive session on “Requirements meet solutions: How to successfully transfer stakeholder needs in AAL projects“. She gave a brief introduction for “Failures and Lessons Learned from the requirements analysis and development process“. In the interactive session participated around 30 people with diverse backgrounds (e.g., research, industry, care institutions, or funding agencies) that wanted to share their experiences, best practices, failures, and lessons learned.
On the 18th and 19th of August 2015 the fifth consortium meeting of the GeTVivid project took place in St. Gallen. The central goal of the third GeTVivid project meeting was to provide an overview of all ongoing activities in the project, as well as to discuss open issues. At the meeting on the first day, first results from the user lab studies were presented and the upcoming end user evaluation were discussed. During the meeting, the iterated user interface design was presented and all technical partners provided an update on their developments throughout the last months. The consortium also together further elaborated the portential business cases. The day faded out in the evening with a nice dinner and some drinks.
The whole second day the technical partners finalized the planning of the development and discuss all open issues. All partners had lots of good and intense discussions.
From the 3rd until the 5th of June the TVX conference took place in Brussels, Belgium (http://tvx2015.com/). The AAL project GeTVivid was represented by Christiane Moser from the University of Salzburg (PLUS) and Fabian Schiller from the Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT). PLUS and IRT organized together with our interest group partner KU Leuven and people from YouTube, CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) and a Dutch Public Broadcaster a workshop on “People, Context, and Devices: Defining the New Landscape of TV Experiences”. The workshop was a great success and the outcomes are presented on the workshop homepage.
Christiane Moser additionally gave a second interactive demonstration of the GeTVivid platform (after the first one at the AAL Forum 2014). The project received a great response from the other conference participants being very interested in the idea itself and using the TV and tablet as medium to bring the platform to the target group.