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This e-book constitutes the refereed complaints of the fifth overseas Workshop on Ambient Assisted residing, IWAAL 2013, held in Carillo, Costa Rica, in December 2013. The thirteen complete papers and seven brief papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 23 submissions. the focal point of the papers is on following issues: AAL environments, consumer interplay and assistive options, sensing and job reputation and key program domains.
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Indirect costs include €41,000 million loss of productivity and €42,000 million of the C. Nugent, A. Coronato, and J. ): IWAAL 2013, LNCS 8277, pp. 35–38, 2013. G. Páez et al. cost of the informal cares. All it makes a total of €192,000 millions in 2006. Considering the above mentioned data it becomes necessary to create tools and technologies that enable the development of new health services for the elderly, chronics patients and dependent persons  , which in turn contribute to the sustainability of the health system.