From the 7th to the 8th of October 2016 the International Conference “Im Alter Zuhause Leben” took place in Gleisdorf, Austria. The goal of the event was to bring together experts in the field of care, medicine, politics and research and to discuss how to support “aging at home” through a vivid and supportive neighborhood.
Besides a variety of interesting talks on future visions to create better conditions of life for older adults, a few projects examples were presented and discussed among the attendees of the conference. Katja Neureiter briefly presented the GeTVivid project and pointed out opportunities the platform provides to support older adults in managing their daily activities. The talk provoked positive as well as critical reactions. Interestingly, most of the attendees considered technologies in daily care settings more as future visions than as opportunities in the presence. However, there were also positive reactions from care giver organizations, who could imagine using the system to support their clients.