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By Reiner Wichert, Birgid Eberhardt

During this ebook, 22 authors talk about improvement of Ambient Assisted residing. It provides new technological advancements which help the autonomy and independence of people with targeted wishes. because the technological innovation increases additionally social matters, the publication addresses micro and macro comparatively cheap elements of assistive structures and places an extra emphasis at the moral and felony dialogue. The presentation is supported by means of genuine international examples and purposes

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7 Home Automation The company Sekisui Home is a big Japanese living space provider, which offers “Customized Houses” in space cells construction method (Unit-Technology). Sekisui is doing intensive research in their R&D-Centers concerning new concepts and technologies on the subject of AAL. The completely preinstalled space cells of the company Sekisui are not only used for the establishment of single-family-houses, but also for the establishment of homes for the elderly and Japanese “Group Homes”.

For the industry, older people have become interesting buyers of technical products. Research and development see a new field for a gain in knowledge with the aim of improving the quality of life in old age. Due to new innovative technologies and technical products changes in the working environment, private leisure time und social environment come up to the users in quick succession. Not everybody is a enthusiast of technology, and there are also opponents and people who demand evidence [1]. For this reason, the analysis of man-machineinterfaces has to be further placed in the focus of scientific research in the recognition of the responsibility for technology which is appropriate for age, objective and activity.

The collected data of the 10 test persons from the pretest were not included in the evaluation of the whole experiment. In the ergonomic laboratory (experiment room 1), in which there is no throughgoing traffic, an office work station was specifically installed for the test period. The task was the same for all test persons: preparation of a one-sided electronic technical text (description of devices, LMT – light density gauge series L 1000) from a given paper within 15 minutes. The text was of medium difficulty since coping with the task was to be possible with some effort and it was to largely simulate a daily situation (writing official papers, letters or applications).

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