Accessibility and Usability Validation Framework for AAL Interaction Design Process
VAALID project aims at creating new tools and methods that facilitate and streamline the process of creation, design, construction and deployment of technological solutions in the context of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) assuring that they are accessible and usable for senior citizens.
This goal will be achieved through the development of an integrated development environment (VAALID IDE) for computer aided design and validation of User-Interaction subsystems that improve and optimize the accessibility features of Ambient Assisted Living services, for the social inclusion and independent living of Senior Citizens.
The results of the project will support the design of an AAL solution in all the stages of a user centred design methodology, putting in practice the guidelines for the verification and validation of the accessibility and usability facets. The simulation environment is composed by software and hardware components, and allows the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) designer to test and define future scenarios of AAL in a virtual environment, getting involved the final users with the design process.
The new VAALID tools will help the European industrial players, ICT companies specialized in Human Factors and User Interaction design, Research and Academia in streamlining their respective business with regard to products and services for the Independent Living and Inclusion, creating new market opportunities.
30/08/11 Boston "33rd Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBC"
14/07/11 Orlando, Florida, USA "HCI International 2011"
26/01/11 Berlin,GERMANY "4th German AAL Congress"
30/11/10 Prague, CZECH REP. "VERITAS Workshop"
12/11/10 Malaga,SPAIN "AmI-10 Ambient Intelligence"