Vienna University of Economics and Business

Vienna University of Economics and Business is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences.

The Research Institute for Economics of Aging was founded in 2006 to contribute to the understanding of socio-economic living conditions of older people and the economic challenges of aging societies. For the last years, research projects have been conducted on outcome measurement of long-term care (LTC), focusing on quality-of-life effects, reconciling work and family care, and effects of assistive technologies on older people’s well-being.

WU was responsible for the evaluation of the CiM-services, with a special emphasis on usability and user experience as well as quality-of-life effects. CareInMovement provided the opportunity to further develop and test methods and tools for evaluating AAL-solutions, such as the design of a field trial for evaluating effects of the AAL-solution and the design of online surveys for older people.