Community for an age-friendly society

AitAAL - Italian Association on Ambient Assisted Living

Contact person: 
Pietro Siciliano
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
+39 335 7982047
Interest areas: 
Prevention, Screening & Early Diagnosis
Care & Cure
Independent Living
User Involvement
Evidence-based deployment
User empowerment
Innovative Procurement
Market barriers
Business models
Added value: 
Create a network for members to encourage them to share experiences and find synergies and interactions due to the presence of many participants facing on different aspects of Ambient Assisetd Living
Other information: 
The Italian Association for Ambient Assisted Living (AitAAL) was born out of the need to establish in Italy, first among all European countries, an Association which would deal within a strongly multi and inter-disciplinary framework, with the scientific, technological and social research linked to all AAL issues, in synergy with the policies and activities taking place at European level. This cultural and non-profit Association has its main office in Lecce, at the CNR Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, and apart from a great number of researchers and experts of different disciplines, also other Centres of Research both private and public, Universities and Companies operating in the relevant product and service market, Associations and Co-operatives of users, other Public Institutions, among which Local Authorities, belong to it. Among its various activities, we can mention: - The role of motivation and scientific and cultural support to the companies and research centres on the territory, contributing to the development of strategic policies and guidelines within AAL. - Publicizing in Italy the knowledge and usage of innovative support technologies in people’s living quarters, with special attention to the needs of the elderly and/or people with disabilities or fragility of any kind. - Create a network for members to encourage them to share experiences and find synergies and interactions thanks also to the presence of organizations and representatives of the elderly and disabled users, thus promoting the matching of offer and request, and, in the most efficient and sensitive way possible, to encourage technological development in favour of such fragile people.
Organization type: 
Main location: 
Lecce (Italy)