The BAALL allows to develop and evaluate new intelligent technologies in a realistic environment, and development work is made transparent to the public. The BAALL is a fully furnished apartment, which adapts to the needs of the inhabitants. This includes e.g. smart appliances like a sink or toilet adjusting automatically to a person's height, an intelligent wardrobe suggesting outfits, an intelligent wheelchair and an intelligent walker, which are fitted with technical equipment to compensate declining physical and cognitive capabilities of elderly persons. The smart wheelchairs and walkers are equipped with sensors and actors allowing them to support the user with safe driving (braking, automatic collision avoidance or evasion) and navigation to known locations. They are the basis to develop mobile assistance and support systems for seniors in spe and are tested with regards to their everyday usability, and are continuously improved. More research topics are fall prevention, nutritional assistance as well as using smart environments as motivating learning environments for an increasing number of female computer scientists (STEM).
Field of Innovation
- Health and Nutrition
- User testing and Evaluation
Contact Name: Dr.-Ing. Serge Autexier