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02: Ambient Assisted Living

Breakout / Working Group
german language

This working group is held in thematic cooperation with the working group “SOCIAL BUSINESS – HOW TO SOLVE SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN AN ENTREPRENEURIAL WAY” of the Alpbach Economic Symposium.

The concept of “ambient assisted living” (AAL) comprises technologies or services meant to guarantee enhanced independence mainly for elderly people in their own homes. AAL concepts can also contribute to ease the burden on public finances. Many individual AAL solutions are already being applied, an overall concept, however, is rare. We will discuss what AAL can contribute technologically and financially to ease the burden on public budgets and how overall concepts can be implemented successfully.

Member of the Board, Kapsch BusinessCom AG, Vienna
Geschäftsführer, EvoCare GmbH, Nürnberg
Chief Executive Officer, Philips Austria GmbH, Vienna
Geschäftsführer, Hilfswerk Österreich, Wien
Leiter, Abteilung "Interaktive Multimedia Appliances" sowie Sprecher, Fraunhofer Allianz "Ambient Assisted Living", Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung, Darmstadt
Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Medical University of Vienna; Member of the Steering Committee, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Geschäftsführer, Industriellenvereinigung Wien
Projektleiter, Industriellenvereinigung Wien


Member of the Board, Kapsch BusinessCom AG, Vienna

T-Systems Austria GmbH, Wien Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, T-Systems Austria GmbH, Wien
 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
 Executive MBA, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
 Postgraduate Trainings, London Business School, Insead, Harvard University, Stanford University
 Debis Systemhaus Österreich GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Achim HEIN

Geschäftsführer, EvoCare GmbH, Nürnberg

Apprenticeship Precision mechanic Apprenticeship Information technologist Military service Graduate Engineer (Electrical Engineering), Polytechnic of Giessen Graduate Engineer (Communications Engineering), University of Siegen Siemens Business Development, Basic research and development Owner of Dr.Hein GmbH Managing director of evosoft Tele Care GmbH Executive of the Centre for Teletherapy e.V. (ZTT e.V.) Curator of ACCESS e.V.
since 2002
since 2003
 Dozent an der Universität Siegen und der Fachhochschule Gießen-Friedberg

Array Robert KÖRBLER

Chief Executive Officer, Philips Austria GmbH, Vienna

 Managing Director, Philips Medizinische Systeme GmbH, Vienna
 Business Line Manager, Philips CMS 11 European Small Countries, Vienna
 Country Manager, Austria & Switzerland Hewlett-Packard / Agilent Technologies


Geschäftsführer, Hilfswerk Österreich, Wien

Vorsitzender der Österreichischen Hochschülerschaft Büroleiter im Generalsekretariat der ÖVP, Erstellung des aktuellen ÖVP-Grundsatzprogrammes Geschäftsführer, Julius Raab-Stiftung, Wien Geschäftsführer, Hilfswerk Österreich, Non-Profit-Organisation im Sozial-, Gesundheits- Familien- und Kinderbetreuungsbereich
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Wien,
seit 2001

Dr.-Ing. Reiner WICHERT

Leiter, Abteilung "Interaktive Multimedia Appliances" sowie Sprecher, Fraunhofer Allianz "Ambient Assisted Living", Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung, Darmstadt

Senior Researcher, Zentrum Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Augmented Reality und CSCW) (ZGDV), Darmstadt Bereich Computer Graphik, Technischen Universität Darmstadt. Leiter, Abteilung Interaktive Multimedia Appliances, Fraunhofer Institutes für Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Ambient Intelligence and Ambient Assisted Living) (IGD), Darmstadt
seit 2005

DI Dr. Michaela FRITZ

Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Medical University of Vienna; Member of the Steering Committee, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Master studies, Department of Materials Science, ETH Zurich Diploma thesis, Washington Research Centre, W. R. Grace, Columbia, Maryland, MD Research assistant; Teaching assistant, Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich Ph.D. studies, Department of Materials Science, ETH Zurich Ph.D. scientist, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA Business development, Bioscience, Infineon Technologies AG, Munich Head, LISA - Life Sciences Austria, Technology & Innovation, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Vienna Managing Director, LISA VR, Life Science Austria Vienna Region, Vienna Head, Department Health and Environment, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna President, AAL Austria, Vienna Vice-Rector, Research and Innovation, Medical University Vienna Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Joanneum Research, Vienna
since 2015
since 2015

Mag. Johannes HÖHRHAN

Geschäftsführer, Industriellenvereinigung Wien

Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Industriellenvereinigung Wien: Industriellenvereinigung Österreich: Industriellenvereinigung Wien: Beiratsmitglied EWF-Holding
  Assistent der Geschäftsführung
  Geschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Wien
  Bundesgeschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Österreich
  Vorstandsmitglied in YES Young Entrepreneurs for Europe
  Stellvertretender Geschäftsführer der IV Wien
  Geschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Wien
seit 2007
  Geschäftsführer der IV Wien

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show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2012Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:05Powering the FuturePlenary
13:25 - 14:55Global Earth Research – Research for the Future of the Globe in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association of German Research CentersPlenary
14:55 - 15:45The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and ExpectationsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?Plenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial


07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Key Technologies – a Future for Europe’s YouthBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Ambient Assisted LivingBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Smart City – Human beings at the Focus of AttentionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Demographics and Human Resources as an Opportunity for InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and RisksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Supporting Careers in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Key Elements of successful Innovation CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Learning through innovative Education NetworksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Wanted: young, technologically savvy, curiousBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Smart Governance for smart SpecialisationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Medical technology: challenges and opportunitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stabilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:45 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalisation in Austria and the EUBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Individualisation – the Basis for Education and InnovationPlenary
15:30 - 17:30Pathways to the Nobel Prize – Laureates in Conversation with Austrian Junior Scientists in cooperation with the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake ConstancePlenary


07:00 - 08:30Emerging Technologies that will change our Lives – a Selection of EU “Flagship Projects”Plenary
08:45 - 10:00Future Scenarios: how long can we plan ahead?Plenary
10:00 - 11:05The physics of footballPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial