Siemens – In the SmartSenior research project, 28 partner companies and organizations from research and industry will be cooperating under the leadership of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs). The project began in 2009: In nine sub-projects, innovations were developed for integrating communication and services, including assistance in case of emergencies, household safety solutions, systems for social networking, and a telemedicine service center, among others.
In spring 2012 a three-month-long field test will begin. It is to show whether the technology fits together and whether it is accepted by the users: 35 existing apartments in Potsdam, Germany, will be equipped with a fast Internet connection, the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Home Gateway as a data hub, and with room sensors. more> http://is.gd/1Z7vBy