BAALL: The Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab
(Source: DFKI GmbH/David Schikora)
Innovation at your fingertips: the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab is one of six DFKI Living Labs. Here, new intelligent technologies are being tested in a realistic environment, and development work is made transparent to the public. The BAALL is a fully furnished apartment, which adapts to the needs of the inhabitants. This includes e.g. smart appliances like a sink or toilet adjusting automatically to a person's height, an intelligent wardrobe suggesting outfits, an intelligent wheelchair and an intelligent walker, which are fitted with technical equipment to compensate declining physical and cognitive capabilities of elderly persons.
For research and development the BAALL, opened in 2009, is the ideal environment: here, researchers from DFKI together with scientists from the University of Bremen and the Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition of the German Research Foundation are developing mobile assistance and support systems for seniors in spe. They are testing them with regards to their everyday usability, and are continuously improving them. This includes inter alia the development of an intelligent wheelchair and an intelligent walker. Both are equipped with sensors and actors allowing them to support the user with safe driving (braking, automatic collision avoidance or evasion) and navigation to known locations.
Head of BAALL
+49 421 218 59834
We offer guided tours for interested groups through the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab (BAALL. The size of the group should be no more than 12 participants. Please note that the BAALL is located in the Cartesium building (see directions). Please send your enquiry to the Team Corporate Communication. Thank you!
Team Corporate Communication