Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
AIT is Austria’s largest extra-university research centre in applied research and development. AIT cooperates with researchers at universities and other institutions of higher education or research nationally and internationally and Austria's most important enterprises are partners or shareholders of AIT.
The Health and Environment Department and has been involved in R&D on assistive and ambient assistive living technologies as well as medical research since 1994. It has extensive expertise and experience in human-computer interaction, sensor integration and abstraction, activity sensing, model driven software development, service oriented architecture / middleware for AAL applications and general developments like HL7 and ISO/IEEE standard integration as well as software module messaging with SOAP system integration and standardization activities.
AIT is strongly connected to national and international research initiatives (RESNA, AAATE etc.) and also have rich experience in international research collaborations (e.g. CEC funded projects: RESORT, SMILE, MOVEMENT, MPOWER (SOA based service architecture), CompanionAble (robots in smart home integration), Bedmond (early detection of Alzheimer diseases), universAAL (AAL service platform), AALUIS (UI middleware)). AIT is a member of IAHSA (International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing) and active in different standardisation working groups such as CEN251 and the ISO IEEE 11073 medical device communication working group. AIT is also member of the Continua Health Alliance as well as present in the Ambient Assisted Living Open Association (AALOA) Governing Board.
Dr. Sten Hanke is scientist and project manager at the division biomedical systems in the Health and Environment Department of the AIT and responsible for the open platform research group. He is a working member of the international ISO/IEEE 11073, European ISO/TC 215 and CEN/TC 251 health care and medical device communication working group as well as the national ON-AG 238.4 group. He is responsible AIT representative in the Continua Health Alliance (device plug and play and interoperability) and is current member of the Ambient Assisted Living Open Association (AALOA).
Dr. Johannes Kropf is a scientist and project manager at the same centre and leads the research group of behaviour pattern recognition with a strong focus on QoL services and platform deployment. He is currently managing the modulAAR project - a national test pilot with over 50 equipped flats.