Universally Accessible Interactive Services on TV

Christian Husodo Schulz, Ingo Zinnikus, Patrick Kapahnke, Jochen Frey, Robert Neßelrath, Jan Alexandersson

In: Reiner Wichert; Birgid Eberhardt (editor). Ambient Assisted Living, 4. AAL-Kongress 2011. Deutscher AAL-Kongress (AAL) January 25-26 Berlin Germany Springer 1/2011.


Through the demographic shift we face the challenge how to focus on the needs of elderly people more than is currently the case. In particular, the participation in the digital revolution and accessibility to internet-based information services represents key themes. The VITAL project ( aims at creating an extendable platform on the basis of familiar user interfaces used in already known context (television, mobile phone) where a variety of applications and services are easily accessible to elderly people. The applications and services itself are also developed within the VITAL project, intended to enhance the social contact and networking among the users as well as offering entertainment, educa-tion and information in an age-appropriate manner.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz