Showroom for AAL technologies opened

In the course of the renovation and reopening of the Esther house of the geriatric health centers of the city of Graz, a showroom for age-assisting technologies that is unique in Styria was created. It was presented to the public for the first time at Open House Day on June 13, 2022.
Front view of AAL center
AAL Center in Haus Esther in Graz
Front view of AAL centerAAL Center in Haus Esther in Graz

Theoretically, it's quite simple: new technologies can be so helpful and supportive in the everyday life of older people that they can live independently for a very long time without constant help from relatives or nursing staff in their own four walls - even if physical or mental Impairments would otherwise make this difficult.

In practice, however, the situation is often different: The problem lies in the gap between the products and those who are supposed to use them: Does a 30-year-old software developer understand the needs of an old person? Does a Best Ager know what help is available, where it can be purchased and how it works?
With the opening of the center for age-assistive technologies in Haus Esther, the gap between technology and users is now being closed.

Opening video

"adventure age” was present at the opening and kindly made the resulting video of the opening available to us.

Photo impressions from the opening