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Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
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Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly

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Minimal functions that enable the elderly to live independently for longer.

Minimal functions that enable the elderly to live independently for longer.

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  • 1. Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly
    Minimal functions that enable the elderly to live independently for longer
    Guy Kasier
    E&D Systems
    March 2011
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 2. Getting older
    Life expectancy is rising
    Demographics project an elderly population of up to 1/3 by 2050
    Greater need for providing care
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 3. Fewer young people
    Fewer young people over the next few decades
    Smaller pool of trained care providers
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 4. Problem
    More elderly people= greater need for care providers
    Fewer young people= fewer care providers
    Insufficient capacity in rest and care homes
    Solution
    • Offer the elderly the possibility to remain independent at home longer by offering tailored technology and functions
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 5. Basis of technology
    Installation of an integrated home system
    New constructions:
    Appropriate cabling installed
    Renovations:
    Additional cabling via cable channels during renovation
    Using the PowerLine system in addition to the existing 230V cables
    Personal alarm system (PAS) provided
    Electronic door lock provided (without traditional key)
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 6. Basic functions
    Is the resident at home or not?
    When at home:
    Heating to comfort level
    Ventilation to comfort level
    All other functions can be carried out
    When not at home:
    Heating to night-time level
    Ventilation at reduced level
    All lights except anti-intruder lights turned off
    Cooking appliances and plug sockets switched off
    TV and radio turned off
    Roll-down shutters closed after sunset
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 7. Basic functions
    Daytime state or sleep state?
    Daytime state:
    Heating to comfort level
    Ventilation to comfort level
    All other functions can be carried out
    Sleep state:
    Heating to night-time level
    Ventilation in reduced operation
    All lights except safety lighting turned off
    Cooking appliances and selected plug sockets switched off
    TV and radio turned off
    Roll-down shutters closed after sunset
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 8. Basic functions
    Light path to the bathroom
    Switch next to the bed
    Switching on results in:
    Bedroom light switched on at 50% to 100%
    Landing light switched on at 70% to 100%
    Bathroom light on at 100%
    Pressing the same button again results in:
    All lighting in the light path switches off
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 9. Basic functions
    The cooking button (with feedback light)
    Switching it on results in:
    Kitchen light turns on
    Kitchen plug sockets provided with current
    Stove, oven and microwave connected to current
    Pressing the same button again results in:
    Kitchen lights going out
    Kitchen plug sockets deactivated, except for the refrigerator/freezer
    Power to stove, oven and microwave disconnected
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 10. Basic functions
    Safety in the kitchen
    Presence detector in the kitchen:
    Only works when the kitchen switch has been activated
    Switches off the kitchen plug sockets, stove, oven and microwave when no presence is detected in the kitchen for longer than the pre-programmed time period (depending upon the physical/cognitive capabilities of the resident)
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 11. Basic functions
    The panic button
    Activates the personal alarm system (PAS)
    Switches on all lights (including outdoor lighting)
    Roll-down shutters rolled all the way up
    Switches off kitchen functions
    Switches off sound sources (radio/TV)
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 12. Basic functions
    Other single-button operations
    Watching TV
    Receiving visitors
    Reading books or newspapers
    Eating
    Using the computer
    Cleaning
    Using the bathroom
    Activities that require lots of lighting over a specific area (sewing, doing puzzles, etc.)
    Other operations
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 13. Basic functions
    The personal alarm system (PAS)
    When the alarm sounds:
    Two-way communication established with the care centre
    All lights switched on (including outdoor lighting)
    Interior sound sources switched off (radio/TV)
    Roll-down shutters retracted
    Kitchen functions switched off
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org
  • 14. Links
    Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly:
    http://www.leonardo-energy.org/basic-integrated-home-system-functions-elderly
    Electronic door locks:
    http://www.leonardo-energy.org/electronic-door-locks
    Monitoring for the elderly living independently:
    http://www.leonardo-energy.org/monitoring-elderly-living-independently
    Single-button operations:
    http://www.leonardo-energy.org/44-increasing-comfort
    The panic button:
    http://www.leonardo-energy.org/473-panic-button
    Leonardo
    ENERGY
    www.leonardo-energy.org

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