Main goal is to co-design and develop solar-powered smart tags and sensors that can be integrated into home environments to prevent and monitor falling, hence supporting the independent living of the aging population and improving the quality of life, while powered by clean energy harnessed from indoor light.
This project’s main impact is the creation of new knowledge and sustainable product development
as scientific innovations and contributions. At the same time, the project directly supports older adults to live at their own home for longer and to improve their quality of life and living (related to reducing fall risk) in a way that is user-driven, environmentally sustainable, and accepted by them as users.
Longer term scientific and collaborative impact comes from further new product development and prototyping to support health and well-being (e.g., thermal, visual, and auditory comfort).