The workshop “Impact cultures revised” will extend the discussion mainly related to the need for a mutual understanding regarding striven impacts for implementation decisions as well as suitable measuring instruments and strategies for evaluating AAL solutions. Whereas on the one hand the workshop will raise awareness of the complexity of the intervention design vs. study designs in AAL projects, on the other hand, show and discuss possibilities using standardized measuring instruments to assess AAL technologies (e.g. 3vAALuation) to address the significant variety of impacts.
The main aims of the workshop are providing an overview of important impact dimensions of AAL solutions relevant for implementation and later market anchoring decisions and connect it to good practice examples from AAL projects (e.g. Pilotregion Smart VitAALity, Living Lab project VITALISE). In order to enable evidence-based decisions, practices, challenges, failures and its (potential) causalities and lessons learned of impact measurements will be discussed in detail. The workshop focuses on all quadruple helix stakeholders involved in evaluations, both in the research design and organization of studies (interdisciplinary researchers) as well as market anchoring processes.