Innovation and Goals of the project

The solution integrates the elderly and the whole eco system

The Smart-Service-Power project supports handicapped elderly (for example people with diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, slight dementia and rheumatoid diseases) in their everyday lives. It ena-bles the elderly to stay longer autonomous and self-determined in their familiar environment.  In addition, the system is aimed for the whole eco-system for example ambulant nursing services  as well as municipalities, ecclesiastical institutions, health insurance funds, insurance companies, real estate and housing companies, pharmacies and other SMEs offering or coordinating services in the neighborhood. The project Smart Service Power brings together various fields of application, such as housing, care and health and connects people, companies and organizations through technolo-gy-based collaboration platforms and processes.

All the data from various data sources is integrated in one platform

A major innovation of the project is that all the data from various sources is "automatically" record-ed, collected and analyzed in one single IoT-platform.
Smart Service Power uses existing system solutions like astandard IoT-Software platform and standardized hardware modules and sensors. It integrates the horizontal services of ambient as-sisted living AAL like nursing services, emergency call systems, concierge and smart home services with the vertical layers such as devices from different manufacturers with the corresponding sen-sors, data collectors, the communication level, data analysis and the provision of services as well as the billing of the data for third parties. It is interoperable, flexibly expandable and aggregates the different data sources.

Activity and behavioral profiles will be created and an alarm will be forwarded in case of emergen-cies. The potential needs and context-based requirements of (elderly) people will be derived on the basis of big data analysis and machine learning - necessary support can be offered automatical-ly. This could be of crucial importance for diabetics, for example, if the drug treatment changes and the resident moves less and less in his home and changes the drinking habits. The residents get security and assistance through reminders and notifications regarding, for example, the intake of medicines, food and drinks...

Ethical usage of the data

It is widely known that elderly residents would do almost everything in order to stay in their own familiar environment. This makes people extortionable. It encompasses the most sensitive data that can only be collected. An ethical approach to data usage is absolutely necessary. People can choose who, when, how often, and in which granularity level it is allowed to access the data. Tech-nical solutions to allow data autonomie with a rigid data usage control are implemented in the pro-ject.

If data is the new gold of our times and the residents explicitly allow that third parties may use the data for example for insurances. Wouldn’t it be just to give the person a fair share of the profits? We have to move away from the “WhatsApp” all or nothing mentality. We really need a more dif-ferentiated approach to data access. This is the other reason for a data usage control system inte-grated in the system. The innovation of the project is the development of a decision support sys-tem that creates a proposal for a fair distribution of cost savings and income for the whole eco-system. Based on the participants' contributions methods of cooperative game theory are used to make an unbiased proposal of fair data share. The outcome can be the basis of further discussions about costs and income in order to develop a successful business model.