European Union funded project i-Light’s second community event 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 current trend in population ageing, as well as increasing costs of geriatric healthcare require adaptive, intelligent, innovative technology to lessen the burden on both seniors and their primary caregivers. The i-Light system was developed for ambient condition and indoor monitoring of older adults in their own residences. The system incorporates a wireless network of custom developed intelligent luminaires, a software server and a suite of mutiplatform software applications and its proper functioning relies on an impeccable cooperation between all these components.
The system’s main advantages are:
- Individual monitoring – home supervision, indoor localization, ambient control.
- Easy, inexpensive deployment – by harnessing the existing electrical infrastructure.
- Interoperability and integration with medical devices and standards.
- Real-time alerting, in case of emergency situations.
The system prototype has been deployed to a real environment, consisting in three rooms within an apartment. All the system’s features have been evaluated: configuration, indoor positioning, reporting and real-time alerts generation and transmission.