European Union funded project i-Light’s global report was held at Info World’s headquarters in Bucharest, Romania. Alongside our Spanish partners from Innovatec and our local partners from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, we presented our findings and areas for evolution in creating a pervasive home monitoring system based on intelligent luminaries.
The goal of this project is to create assistive technology that would provide the elderly with more independence, with the support from family, friends, and caregivers.
This will be achieved using a cyber-physical system via a wireless network of sensors deployed as intelligent, energy efficient devices of illumination. The conclusion of this European Funded project will be a pervasive, seamless, inexpensive and easily installed home monitoring system using primarily existing illumination devices and replacing a minimal amount with their intelligent alternatives.
The cost of healthcare has grown exponentially in the past years and it shows no sign of slowing down. The majority of these costs being attributed to drug acquisition, doctor appointments, and hospitalization. The Global population is aging as well, and geriatric healthcare is quickly becoming one of the most monetarily driven fields to date. This leads to the need for adaptive, intelligent, innovative technology to lessen the burden on both seniors, and their primary caregivers. i-Light is here to illuminate the journey towards assistive geriatric healthcare.