Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly

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Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly

  1. 1. Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly<br />Minimal functions that enable the elderly to live independently for longer<br />Guy Kasier<br />E&D Systems<br />March 2011<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  2. 2. Getting older<br />Life expectancy is rising<br />Demographics project an elderly population of up to 1/3 by 2050<br />Greater need for providing care<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  3. 3. Fewer young people<br />Fewer young people over the next few decades<br />Smaller pool of trained care providers<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  4. 4. Problem<br />More elderly people= greater need for care providers<br />Fewer young people= fewer care providers<br />Insufficient capacity in rest and care homes<br />Solution<br /><ul><li>Offer the elderly the possibility to remain independent at home longer by offering tailored technology and functions</li></ul>Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  5. 5. Basis of technology<br />Installation of an integrated home system<br />New constructions:<br />Appropriate cabling installed<br />Renovations:<br />Additional cabling via cable channels during renovation<br />Using the PowerLine system in addition to the existing 230V cables<br />Personal alarm system (PAS) provided<br />Electronic door lock provided (without traditional key)<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  6. 6. Basic functions<br />Is the resident at home or not?<br />When at home:<br />Heating to comfort level<br />Ventilation to comfort level<br />All other functions can be carried out<br />When not at home:<br />Heating to night-time level<br />Ventilation at reduced level<br />All lights except anti-intruder lights turned off<br />Cooking appliances and plug sockets switched off<br />TV and radio turned off<br />Roll-down shutters closed after sunset<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  7. 7. Basic functions<br />Daytime state or sleep state?<br />Daytime state:<br />Heating to comfort level<br />Ventilation to comfort level<br />All other functions can be carried out<br />Sleep state:<br />Heating to night-time level<br />Ventilation in reduced operation<br />All lights except safety lighting turned off<br />Cooking appliances and selected plug sockets switched off<br />TV and radio turned off<br />Roll-down shutters closed after sunset<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  8. 8. Basic functions<br />Light path to the bathroom<br />Switch next to the bed<br />Switching on results in:<br />Bedroom light switched on at 50% to 100%<br />Landing light switched on at 70% to 100%<br />Bathroom light on at 100%<br />Pressing the same button again results in:<br />All lighting in the light path switches off<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  9. 9. Basic functions<br />The cooking button (with feedback light)<br />Switching it on results in:<br />Kitchen light turns on<br />Kitchen plug sockets provided with current<br />Stove, oven and microwave connected to current<br />Pressing the same button again results in:<br />Kitchen lights going out<br />Kitchen plug sockets deactivated, except for the refrigerator/freezer<br />Power to stove, oven and microwave disconnected<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  10. 10. Basic functions<br />Safety in the kitchen<br />Presence detector in the kitchen:<br />Only works when the kitchen switch has been activated<br />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)<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  11. 11. Basic functions<br />The panic button<br />Activates the personal alarm system (PAS)<br />Switches on all lights (including outdoor lighting)<br />Roll-down shutters rolled all the way up<br />Switches off kitchen functions<br />Switches off sound sources (radio/TV)<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  12. 12. Basic functions<br />Other single-button operations<br />Watching TV<br />Receiving visitors<br />Reading books or newspapers<br />Eating<br />Using the computer<br />Cleaning<br />Using the bathroom<br />Activities that require lots of lighting over a specific area (sewing, doing puzzles, etc.)<br />Other operations<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  13. 13. Basic functions<br />The personal alarm system (PAS)<br />When the alarm sounds:<br />Two-way communication established with the care centre<br />All lights switched on (including outdoor lighting)<br />Interior sound sources switched off (radio/TV)<br />Roll-down shutters retracted<br />Kitchen functions switched off<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />
  14. 14. Links<br />Basic integrated home system functions for the elderly: <br />http://www.leonardo-energy.org/basic-integrated-home-system-functions-elderly<br />Electronic door locks: <br />http://www.leonardo-energy.org/electronic-door-locks<br />Monitoring for the elderly living independently: <br />http://www.leonardo-energy.org/monitoring-elderly-living-independently<br />Single-button operations: <br />http://www.leonardo-energy.org/44-increasing-comfort<br />The panic button:<br />http://www.leonardo-energy.org/473-panic-button<br />Leonardo<br />ENERGY<br />www.leonardo-energy.org<br />

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