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Smart Home Technology


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Smart Home Technology by Jeremy Linskell NHS Tayside

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Smart Home Technology

  1. 1. Adventures in Smart Home Technology Jeremy Linskell
  2. 2. The public sector challenge
  3. 3. Product Development Challenge <ul><li>Is it a good idea? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a good product? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it have business potential? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you place it ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Validation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roll-out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feasible timescales </li></ul>
  4. 4. About me.. <ul><li>State Registered CS, CSci, CEng </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Clinical Scientist with NHS Tayside  personal perspective (not the views of NHS Tayside) </li></ul><ul><li>25 years experience in RE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 years EAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years working with Smart Home Technology for independent living… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Smart Home Technology <ul><li>Why and how </li></ul><ul><li>CUSTODIAN </li></ul><ul><li>Local interest </li></ul><ul><li>ALD resettlement Project </li></ul><ul><li>Current Status </li></ul><ul><li>General thoughts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Make sure that you have all the facts!
  7. 7. CUSTODIAN project <ul><li>IV framework EU IST project (TIDE) </li></ul><ul><li>Led by RGU </li></ul><ul><li>Development of tools to assist in the design of smart houses for people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Validation phase: Design and implementation of a smart house </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dundee demonstrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-life implementation: ABI (Dundee) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. .. a demo sees a 1000 pictures
  9. 9. Building Local Interest <ul><li>Set up local Support and Strategy Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PCT representatives; DCC (SWD and Housing); Housing Associations; Communities Scotland; Others e.g. DSVI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education (demonstrations, advice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advised local strategy groups e.g. Housing forums etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Led to inclusion of preparatory cabling in a number of projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lots of approving nods and vocal support but little commitment .. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Make sure that you ’ re talking to the right people
  11. 11. ALD resettlement strategy <ul><li>‘ The Role of Smart Technology in enhancing Supported Living for People with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour’ </li></ul><ul><li>Linskell, J & Hill J </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Assistive Technologies* </li></ul><ul><li>*accepted for publication </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lost in Translation!
  13. 13. ALD Resettlement Project <ul><li>3 rd phase: 3 projects; most challenging service users, not previously considered for community settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Core technology requirements were identified by detailed interview and discussion and negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas tested in partnership with commissioners and end users (carers) </li></ul><ul><li>Many ‘apparently’ resolved issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>relationship between specialist and mainstream contractor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who/what defines the extent of the system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who pays </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. ALD Resettlement Project
  15. 15. ALD Resettlement Project
  16. 16. ALD Resettlement Project
  17. 17. ALD resettlement strategy <ul><li>RAATE 2006 (Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering) </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop (Linskell, Hill) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of complex need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of smart technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedural issues … </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Challenges! .. User and carer needs Task analysis Functional Specification Technical Specification Contractors Assessment Dialogue Negotiation Scenarios Role play! Detailed Precise Translate Confirm Liaise Supervise! Commissioning Maintenance System Configuration is a care package/prescription
  19. 19. Current Status <ul><li>Operating successfully; positive feedback from staff; publication pending; interest from over UK </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of the Smart TLU </li></ul><ul><li>DCC has included preparatory cabling requirement for all new special needs accommodation in SHIP (not fully complied with) </li></ul><ul><li>Forth Valley have fully functioning smart house facility (respite and assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Full installation: C4/5 tetraplegic (20 y.o) </li></ul><ul><li>Preparatory cabling: large family, 4 MD children </li></ul>
  20. 20. Sometimes it doesn ’ t matter if you know where you are ..
  21. 21. D4D <ul><li>DoH, National Institute for Health Research </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>3 Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urinary continence management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renal technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Delivering innovative solutions to support patients with long term conditions, preserving their dignity and independence.” </li></ul><ul><li>AAATE Biennial Workshop, Co-hosted by D4D, 4 th -5 th October, 2010, Sheffield; ‘AT Technology Transfer’ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Go for it … !
  23. 23. Thank You