Technologies for Active and Assisted Living theme (TAAL)

Welcome to the home page of the Technologies for Active and Assisted Living theme, a cross-disciplinary theme that provides the technological arm to IhSHA and that is reflected in our group bringing together researchers with different expertise including staff from the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Computing; Health, Social Care and Education; and Business and Law.

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support people's health and safety, increasing their autonomy and well-being, by means of providing services from the automatic supervision of medication to intelligent monitoring.

These services are nowadays in great demand, due to the rapidly ageing populations. The European Statistical Office projects that by 2060, the ratio between working and retired people will have passed from four-to-one to two-to-one in the EU. In addition, EU Member States spend nowadays approximately a quarter of their GDP on social protection. Such a demographic and economic context raises the concern of whether these high standards can be maintained. For this reason, allowing people to stay active and independent as they grow older is key to tackle the challenge of demographic ageing.


Core MembersResearch students
Francisco Florez Revuelta (Computing)Juan Manuel Fernandez Montenegro (Computing)
Jean-Christophe Nebel (Computing)Thi Hoa Cuc Nguyen (Computing)
Nada Philip (Computing)
Feng Gu (Computing)
Vasileios Argyriou (Computing)
Olga Duran (Mechanical & Automotive Engineering)
Mary Chambers (Healthcare)
Reem Kayyali (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Shereen Nabhani (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Barbara Pierscionek (SEC)
Andy Augousti (SEC)
Tim Harries (Business)

If you wish to contact the group please email Dr Francisco Florez Revuelta (Computing)


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Future events

  • IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living
    Date: 5 November 2015
  • Seminar - Health, Ageing and the Connected Health Ecosystem
    Dr John Dinsmore, Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College Dublin
    Date: Wednesday 30th September 2015
    Time: 4.00-5.00pm
    Venue: PRMB2021 Doctoral School

Current research projects