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AAL summit 2012: The Basque country declaration

O. Rivera, F. Sancho, M. Sánchez, A. McCormick, A. van Berlo, Á Barrios, J. Benito, J. Yanguas, I San Sebastián

Gerontechnology 2013; 11(4):545-547 doi:


At the AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) Summit of Bilbao (Spain), June 27-29, 2012, participants agreed to a declaration to support market and policy development for the aging society. The declaration is meant to open new avenues to fill the gap between health and welfare demands and effective ICT solutions. It addresses stakeholders such as users, academia, technological centres, industry, and health and social care systems. The declaration was signed by a number of representatives of both governmental agents and commercial firms.
Keywords: Ambient Assisted Living (AAL); ageing society; health; care

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Gerontechnology (ISSN/EISSN 1569-1101 1569-111X) is the official journal of the International Society for Gerontechnology