CIVISTI - Ambient Assisted Living

Autonomous Living - Citizen's visions for a more independent ageing are turned into recommendations for the Viennese city government

Technologies and services in the field of autonomous aging (AAL) to increase autonomy, social participation and quality of life of older people. CIVISTI aims to draw attention to the specific needs of the users.

Oftentimes, the developers of technologies for older adults are close to market research and development . This frequently leads to a strong focus on economic issues. CIVISTI AAL aims to deliver the basis for R & D decisions which are based on the needs of the users.

The CIVISTI method


CIVISTI stands for "Citizen Visions on Science, Technology and Innovation" and is a new method developed by the ITA which has already been tested in seven EU countries. It enables us to show different perspectives on problems and current social tensions.

CIVISTI-Ambient Assisted Living - an evolution


CIVISTI-AAL is an evolution: For the first time our research focuses on a specific local area, namely Vienna. The results are expected to be more concrete than other foresight studies and therefore easier to implement for R&D. Viennese citizens, stakeholders (nurses, company, family members of those affected) and experts will develop a holistic view on issues relevant for autonomous ageing. The process will consist of five steps:

  1. D In standardized CIVISTI workshops, citizens will create visions for an independent life of older people in Vienna in the year 2050
  2. Based on the values, desires and fears contained in these visions, teams of experts and stakeholders will devise recommendations for research and policy-makers.
  3. Both visions and recommendations will then be analyzed and merged into an imaginary newsletters from the year 2050.
  4. The results will then be rated according to their priority by the participating citizens and experts. They will then be presented on the website leben2050.at, where they can be rated
  5. The website will be available to the general public. Everyone will be invited to vote for their favorite recommendations. The results will be published at specific intervals in the form of a "topics barometer".

Communication


This advanced process merges offline (face-2-face) and online (keyboard-keyboard-2) deliberation in order to take advantage of both forms of participation. By the year 2014, the web application available at www.leben2050.at will enable the participation of a larger number of people, making the external legitimacy of the results more likely. The workshops throughout the first phase ensure the intense personal exchange between the citizens which is crucial for the creation of common visions and ideas.
An important goal is to involve as many older adults in the evaluation process as possible. This poses great challenges for the design of the web application and the communication strategy of the project partners.

Publications

Publications

  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold Ulrike,, Capari Leo,, & Sotoudeh Mahshid,. (2019). Wrinkles and Smiles — What is Good Aging? A Technology Assessment Perspective. Obm Geriatrics, 3, 26. doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902058
  • Sotoudeh, M., & Gudowsky, N. (2018). Participatory foresight for technology assessment – Towards an evaluation approach for knowledge co-creation. Tatup – Technikfolgenabschätzung In Theorie Und Praxis, 27, 53-59. Retrieved from http://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/135/199
  • Bechtold, U., Capari, L., & Gudowsky, N. (2017). Futures of ageing and technology – comparing different actors’ prospective views. Journal Of Responsible Innovation, 4, 157-176. doi:10.1080/23299460.2017.1360721
  • Bechtold, U., Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.). (2016). DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assistive Living. DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assistive Living (p. 287). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., Drobics, M., Hlauschek, W., Em, R., Miffek, G., et al. (2016). Technik in Betreuung, Unterstützung und Pflege. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 23-70). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Sotoudeh, M., Bechtold, U., Stamm, T., Aschacher, N., Zagler, W., Čas, J., & Zilker, M. (2016). Innovation und Alter. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 71-114). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Waibel, U., Bechtold, U., Rainer, K., Capari, L., Scheitz, W., Hartmann, R., et al. (2016). Netzwerke & Know-How. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 115-156). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Peissl, W., Gudowsky, N., Galli, I., Kneschar, C., Hasenauer, R., Rupp, B., & Kumpf, A. (2016). Sozio-ökonomische Aspekte von AAL. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 157-202). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Gazsó, A., Bechtold, U., Rauhala, M., Čas, J., Benischke, C., Pfabigan, D., et al. (2016). Ethik. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 203-246). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Bechtold, U. (2016). Kultur des Alterns: Wie man lebt, so altert man. In U. Bechtold, Waibel, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.), DiaLogbuch AAL – Dialoge zu Active and Assisted Living (pp. 247-260). Wien: OCG. Retrieved from https://shop.ocg.at/de/books/dialogbuch-aal.html
  • Gudowsky, N., Bechtold, U., Capari, L., & Sotoudeh, M. (2016). Participatory Foresight. Experiences with a Qualitative Demand-Side Approach. (C. Scherz, Michalek, T., Hennen, L., Hebáková, L., Hahn, J., & Seitz, S., Eds.). Prague: Technology Centre ASCR. Retrieved from http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/pacita/pacita-2015-conference-proceedings.pdf
  • Gudowsky, N., Sotoudeh, M., & Capari, L. (2014). Leben2050 – Bürgerbeteiligung in einer vorausschauenden Studie zu selbstbestimmtem Leben im Alter in Wien. (M. Schrenk, Popovich, V. V., Zeile, P., & Elisei, P., Eds.). Vienna. Retrieved from http://programm.corp.at/cdrom2014/papers2014/CORP2014_152.pdf
  • Sotoudeh, M., Gudowsky, N., & Capari, L. (2014). Wünsche an die Zukunft – Zukunftsvisionen Jugendlicher über eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. In Umweltdachverband (Ed.), Krisen- und Transformationsszenarios: Frühkindpädagogik, Resilienz & Weltaktionsprogramm (pp. 124-130). Wien: Forum Umweltbildung.
  • Riedlinger, D. (2014). CIVISTI – Wegweiser in die Zukunft. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/publikationen/publikations-news/civisti-wegweiser-in-die-zukunft
  • Riedlinger, D. (2013). Leben 2050-Workshop. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/projekte/news/leben-2050-workshop
  • Bechtold, U., & Sotoudeh, M. (2013). Assistive technologies: Their development from a technology assessment perspective. Gerontechnology, 11, 521-533. doi:10.4017/gt.2013.11.4.015.00
  • Riedlinger, D. (2013). Smart Leben – www.leben2050.at. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/projekte/news/smart-leben
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Conference Papers/Speeches

Conference Papers/Speeches

  • 30/05/2016
    Mahshid Sotoudeh,  Ulrike Bechtold,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes: 
    DiaLogbuch AAL – Einführung zur Podiumsdiskussion 'AAL Dialog'
    TA16 Smart New World – Was ist "smart" an smarten Technologien?
  • 18/06/2015 , Wien
    Mahshid Sotoudeh,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes: 
    Citizens' Visions on Active Assisted Living
    eHealth2015 – Health Informatics Meets eHealth
  • 04/06/2014 , Wien
    Mahshid Sotoudeh,  Ulrike Bechtold,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes,  Leo Capari: 
    Ein Schritt vor der Innovation – Eine vorrausschauende Studie zu selbstbestimmtem Leben im Alter
    Internationale Konferenz NTA6-TA14: Responsible Innovation – Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung?
  • 21/05/2014 , The Hague
    Mahshid Sotoudeh,  Ulrike Bechtold,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes,  Leo Capari: 
    Cross-linking knowledge of citizens, stakeholders and experts for sustainable solutions in an ageing society
    Third International Conference 'Responsible Innovation – Values and Valorisation'
  • 21/05/2014 , Wien
    Mahshid Sotoudeh,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes,  Leo Capari: 
    Leben2050 – Bürgerbeteiligung in einer vorausschauenden Studie zu selbstbestimmtem Leben im Alter in Wien
    REAL CORP 2014 – 19th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society
  • 13/09/2013 , Wien
    Mahshid Sotoudeh: 
    Präsentation von Visionen von BürgerInnen
    BMVIT
  • 17/07/2013 , Ulm
    Ulrike Bechtold,  Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes,  Leo Capari: 
    Technologie in der alternden Gesellschaft der Zukunft – ein Vergleich der Ideen verschiedener Akteursgruppen
    BMBF-Klausurwoche: Technisierung des Alters – Beitrag für ein gutes Leben? Ethische, rechtliche, soziale und medizinische Aspekte von technischen Assistenzsystemen bei pflege- und hilfsbedürftigen Menschen im fortgeschrittenen Alter.
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