BALT Personal Hub is a smart gateway for assisted living solutions that will be developed during our three year OFU project with Trondheim municipality and the 6 municipalities that make up Værensregionen.
We will develop several prototypes of the BALT Personal Hub that fit real life user stories and needs. The prototypes will be developed and tested in an iterative process in close collaboration with the municipalities and end-users.
Prototype 1: BALT Night Watch
BALT Night Watch is based on a specific resident with cognitive disabilities that need help with bedtime routines. Every night the resident gets a Skype call telling him it is bedtime. Most of the time, this works great and the person is fine on his own. However, the resident sometimes forgets to go to bed and it happens that he falls asleep on the living room floor. Occasionally he also leaves the house at night. Due to these problems, a care assistant must make a visit to this resident every night to ensure he is in bed. As these visits feel intrusive, reducing these visits will greatly benefit both the municipality and resident. BALT Night Watch uses a motion sensor, a door sensor, speakers and SMS notifications to make the resident more self-sufficient and eliminate unwanted visits.
- BALT Night Watch is only active during the night. If the resident does not go to bed or tries to leave the house the person will be told it is bed-time via the speaker. In the case where the resident ignores the message and leaves the house, a message will be sent to the responsible caregiver
- BALT Night Watch is easy to remote configure. You can define what time period it is night and what phone number to send notifications to.