Ambient Assisted Living

Smart Home for more independence in old age

Especially in old age, independence in everyday life is an important factor for many people. Modern technology, so-called Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), can be a great support and contribute to greater well-being.

Motion sensors in mattresses and rooms, presence and fall detectors or flexibly installed emergency call and control buttons provide the important and necessary information that allow you to live safely and comfortably in your own home even in old age. One aspect that’s particularly important is that this support is integrated into everyday life as a matter of course. Moreover, the devices need to be operated as simple and as intuitive as possible, like apps on a smartphone. The smart home ticks all these boxes: The intelligent control of light, heating, blinds and other electrical appliances increases the living comfort of the entire family.

With our wireless technology you can flexibly add little helpers for older people to the system like sensors that record activity and well-being. The great thing is that these devices only provide support when needed and in an emergency.

Use cases

Human-centric lighting in nursing homes

The secured dementia wards of the Sonnenhalde Nursing Home in Stockach, Germany, are designed to meet the specific needs of dementia patients. The rooms are fully open and clearly organized. An inviting and comfortable ambiance, along with special attention to demand-based and situational lighting, supplements a cozy atmosphere and the safety of the residents.

The automatically controlled daylight progression with adjustable light color is of prime importance. At the technical level, DALI DT8 and integrated EnOcean Dali controllers are used, which do not require a bus cable.

Elderly living

IQfy, which manufactures safety and assistance systems for the care sector, built a comprehensive center of competence in Bückeburg, Germany. Together with the lighting manufacturer EMB Leuchten GmbH, the company outfitted three living environments for seniors with lighting control, sensor, heating and safety systems. All components are networked with each other via EnOcean wireless technology.

How assistive technology can enable independent living during uncertain times

Technology can be used to safely and remotely monitor people in their own homes. In addition, the strain on hospitals and bed management can be significantly reduced by enabling early release from the hospital for those for whom monitoring is deployed. Knowing they are still being looked after and living independently brings immense reassurance, both to the individuals and to their families.

Karantis360 deploys sensors throughout the home (or residential facility) to closely follow the daily activities of at-risk older adults and vulnerable people being cared for.

Further applications

Retrofit

Smart Lighting