Project: Smart, secure and user friendly heating monitoring and control for elderly people

Acronym SmartHeat (Reference Number: aal-2014-1-153)
Duration 01/10/2015 - 01/10/2018
Project Topic Heating conditions in home environment can have significant impact on 65+ years old people. Serious health problems and lack of comfort can originate when home environment are not properly heated Besides having serious implications on elderly people’s health and wellbeing in home environments, the aforementioned problems also have significant impact on informal carers who cannot afford leaving elderly people alone in their home. The aim of this project is to radically change the home heating experience for health, comfort and wellbeing of elderly people. The goal will be achieved via the development of a smart, secure and elderly friendly ICT system for heating monitoring and control. The system consists of a platform, toolchain and methodologies which 1) promote self-management and enhance autonomy of elderly people; 2) improve the quality of life for older adults and their carers; 3) supports informal carers to continue to work and participate in society whilst caring for relatives; 4) improves the wellbeing of older people at home; 5) provide elderly people with independent lifestyles. A key building block of the platform is an electronic Thermostatic Radiator Valve (eTRV) which allows a single radiator to be remotely controlled. Every radiator will be equipped with an eTRV which is able to wirelessly communicate with the other eTRV so that to result in a mesh wireless network. The system will be deployed, tested and validated under realistic conditions in home environment of elderly people.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2014 – Care for the future

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
EURAG Austria
ModoSmart S.L. Spain
MX-SI Spain
Fondazione Housing Sociale Italy
SensorID Italy
Maison de Retraite du Petit-Saconnex Switzerland
terzStiftung Switzerland
University of Geneva Switzerland
Gluk Advice The Netherlands