DALIA Half Year Coordination Meeting, Oct. 24th and 25th 2013, Luxembourg


On Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th October, the DALIA partners have gathered in the business center of Stëftung Hëllef Doheem in Luxembourg City for a half year coordination meeting.

DALIA (Assistant for Daily Life Activities at Home) is an AAL Call 5 EU-funded project in the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). AAL is concerned with improving the quality of life of elderly, sick and chronically ill people on the basis of technical solutions. DALIA aims at hiding the complexity of a fully integrated AAL solution behind a human-liking Avatar with which the user can interact (for instance with television and phone).

This voice controlled virtual personal assistant will assist both elderly users (for instance by assuring that they get “enough” social interaction and physical exercise) as well as their informal and professional carers.

Ten European partners from Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands are forming the DALIA consortium. Three of the partners are engaged in commercial activities ( exthex, TP Vision, Virtask), three organizations are working in research (Research Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Graz University of Technology, and iHomeLab) and four service providers (Stëftung Hëllef Doheem, terzStiftung, t Dijkhuis and Volkshilfe Styria) are active in the areas of counseling and (home) care.

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During the two working days in Luxembourg, the partners have finished the initial requirements elicitation process which involved more than 200 elderly people respective their informal carers. In addition, a prioritization of the available functionality in the future, technical requirements, the system architecture and integration, as well as the operation of the various systems have been determined.

The first prototype of the DALIA avatar will be completed in late 2014; at the end of the project in March 2016, a marketable end product will be available.

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