innovation

Vicinity

Generating value from data

 

What if we could interconnect data to bring significant value added services?

Imagine an ecosystem running on close to zero energy, or a smart home providing assisted living to elderly. During VICINITY project a bottom-up ecosystem of decentralized interoperability of IoT infrastructures called virtual neighborhood will be built and demonstrated. Decentralism refers to a solution that includes neither central operator roles, nor central databases to store sensitive data about users. It connects different smart objects into a "social network", the virtual neighborhood, where the infrastructure owners may control their shared devices and data. The demonstration covers various domains including energy, building automation, health and transport, connecting 8 facilities in 9 different countries.


Features

 

shared data

Control access and share of data

iot devices

Smart objects and IoT devices

real time monitoring

Real time monitoring

 

 


 

 

eHealth at Home with social networks

The Challenge:

Most elders today live by themselves. Any time of the day they might need help. Their children is often at work or they even live in long distance. In case of an emergency, children and relatives will be informed hours later. Both elders and their children feel unsafe under these circumstances.

The solution:

Different devices will be put in elder's home, like panic buttons, geolocation tracking devices, sleep, motion, smoke sensors, refrigerator door sensors that will be used to detect events and send the appropriate data to the call center.

Other devices like blood pressing devices, weigh scales, glucometers, fitness truckers will be provided to users above 50 years old in order to collect and track vital body measurements all day long.

Value added services:

1. Intelligent processing of multi-sensorial signals received to raise events/alerts based on abnormal conditions. For example an alert is send when the end-user hasn't interacted with any device for a specific period.

2. Clustering of users with similar profiles and health data streams constructing a social network. By tracking these health data streams we can get information about individual's habits and needs.

Fitness health with social networks

The Challenge:

The number of people with chronic diseases is constantly increasing and the average age of them is decreasing. People, nowadays, don't care about their nutrition, they don't do sports, they have a rough daily routine full of stress. So an increasing amount of population end up having anxiety and blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or other chronic diseases.

The solution:

Devices like blood pressures, weigh scales, glucometers, fitness truckers will be given to people above 50 years old in order to collect and track vital body measurements all day long. I that way a new fitness target can be achieved easily and with the help of specialized devices.

Value added services:

1. Health improvement for the middle-aged, providing evaluation of people's health status. Improvement based on health measurement data and exercise performed on daily basis by doctors/ nutritionists and physiotherapists.

2. Grouping of users with similar profiles and health data streams constructing a social network. By tracking these health data streams we can get information about habits that will prevent chronic diseases.

Improving health - Tracking symptoms and managing their own health allowing prevention and intervention.

Lower emergency response time – Caregivers can response quicker after an emergency due to panic buttons and geolocation tracking system.

Achieve a healthy way of living - Tracking users health through scales, glucometers, and fitness truckers.