Beyond service and technological challenges, other important implementation issues should be considered in order to really guarantee the deployment of AAL solutions within society and their success in the business market.
Some of the main aspects that should be considered are:
- the fulfilment of legal and ethical issues, i.e. respecting autonomy, dignity and human rights;
- the most appropriate methodologies to design service and technologies, involving end-users and considering the principles of acceptability and usability of the proposed solutions;
- the definition of sustainable business models, support policies, certifications and standards suited to the introduction of AAL services and technologies in real care contexts and markets;
- the dependability of AAL devices, i.e. increasing acceptability by users.
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