The AALbin project in the IBA neighborhood Per-Albin- Hansson-Siedlung aims to motivate senior citizens towards digitization. Wiener Wohnen wants to encourage its older tenants to actively engage with new technologies and their possibilities.
As part of the project, a total of 30 senior citizens were equipped free of charge with tablets and safety watches, including a mobile emergency call system. In joint workshops over a period of one and a half years, the participants are supported and accompanied in the use of the devices.
The focus is on networking, active participation and mutual learning: the senior citizens learn how to use digital technologies and Wiener Wohnen gets to know the needs of its older tenants better – a project at eye level. The results are to be incorporated into the design of Wiener Wohnen's digital offerings and thus benefit the older generation in all municipal buildings in the future.read more
Active & Assisted Living
Age-appropriate assistance systems in the sense of intelligent and meaningful technological support can help seniors to lead an active, independent and self-determined life. AAL technologies fulfill safety needs, while at the same time strengthening communication with family and friends and helping to maintain social integration.
The participants in the AALbin project receive a tablet with a charging station and an integrated speaker, which they can use for video calls to their family, to write e-mails, or also in other ways, for example to be reminded of appointments in their digital calendar, such as drink regularly, going for a walk, or taking medication. Additionally, they can browse the internet, find out about the news and weather, listen to the radio, play games, and much more. In this way, seniors will learn about technical possibilities and familiarize themselves with their functions in order to increase their ability to use digital offerings.
The package also includes a smartwatch with an integrated pedometer and a mobile emergency button for emergencies. With the push of a button, a voice connection with the emergency call center is automatically established, and help arrives whenever it is needed. If the button was pushed by accident, you can simply tell the smartwatch verbally. And of course it also displays the time.
The project AALbin is carried out in cooperation with Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH.
The AALbin project in the IBA neighborhood Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung aims to awaken seniors' interest in digitalization.