Has smart home technology become sophisticated enough to replace environmental control? Our initial ventures into welfare technology suggests that smart homes can be used on a larger scale by both private individuals and as providers of solutions for municipal services.
Homes Without Barriers is an offshoot of the project Joint Development in Welfare Technology. This project commenced in 2012 as a result of the collaboration between the Municipality of Stavanger and Rogaland NAV Community Technical Aid Centre. The purpose of the project was to gain experience in using smart home technology, specifically with users needing environmental control. The project was completed in collaboration with The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration's Centre of Competence for Participation and Accessibility. These experiences will be used to further evaluate the relationship between assistive aids pursuant to the National Insurance Act, and welfare technology, since the responsbilities and options for funding are unclear.
Lyse has supplied all the smart home technology for this project and has also contributed to the design and installation of all equipment.
- Curtain Control
- Door control
- Window Control
- Lighting Control
- Heating Control
- SIP doorphone
- Burglary Alarm
- Fire alarm. (Connected to the fire department).
- Water Sensor (water leak).
- Stove Guard.
- Altibox Internet, TV and IP telephony.
Ever since the adoption of smart homes in the '90's, it has been heavily debated whether smart home solutions could be granted as technical assistive aids, provided for in the National Insurance Act. There have, however, been technical, organizational and financial barriers to employing smart home technology on a large scale.
Analysis and evaluation
To be added.