The AALbin project in the IBA-neighborhood Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung-Ost is intended to increase senior residents' interest in digitisation. Wiener Wohnen would like to encourage its older tenants to actively engage with new technologies and their possibilities.
A total of 30 senior tenants over the age of 65 will be equipped with a tablet as well as a smart watch including a mobile emergency call. Over the period of approximately one and a half years, the participants will learn how to effectively use those digital devices in workshops. The focus is on mutual learning: The seniors learn how to use digital technologies and Wiener Wohnen learns about the needs and digital preferences of the older generation - a project on an equal level. The results of this project will be incorporated into the design of the digital offers of Wiener Wohnen and thus benefit all tenants of the municipal housing.
Grandma and grandpa are now online
Participants of the AALbin project will receive a tablet with a charging station and integrated loudspeaker, with which they can, for example, make video calls with their family or write e-mails. It is also possible to be reminded of appointments in their digital calendar, e.g. to drink regularly, go for a walk or to take medication. In addition, they can surf the Internet, find out about news and weather, listen to the radio, play games and much more. Elderly residents learn about the technical possibilities and can familiarise themselves with the functions in order to be able to use digital offers.
The package also includes a smart watch with an integrated step counter and a mobile emergency call button. By pressing the button, a voice connection with the emergency call center is automatically established. In the case of a false alarm, the emergency call center can simply be informed via the smart watch. And, of course, it also shows the time.
AALbin is carried out in cooperation with Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH, as well as the VHS/Haus der Begegnung PAHO, KWP Haus Laaerberg and wohnpartner.
UPDATE: Due to tightened measures for containing the spread of the coronavirus beginning in November 2020, the pilot phase of the project had to be postponed to fall 2021!