Presentation will address demographic change is developed countries where the proportion
of elderly people is increasing rapidly. Improving the quality of life and the autonomy of elderly
people in their everyday lives is becoming more and more important. The specific aim of research
is to develop smart homes and living environments and advanced mobile location- and context-based
services such as telepresence and augmented reality services. This is achieved with the help of
innovative embedded, ubiquitous mobile and internet applications and services. Methodology of the
research is based on integrating research, design concepts and innovative ideas in real life experimentation.
Through this experimentation the services and applications can be evaluated and improved in collaboration with
the users. Main interest areas of our research are: (1) Safety navigation, supporting daily life activities and
social interaction of elderly people at home and neighboring environments. (2) Smart kitchens,
supporting daily activities related to kitchen and its social interaction in real life. (3) Memory prothesis,
supporting daily interaction with other people and with the smart living environment both at home and its surroundings.