Smart House Living Lab

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Name of your initiative: 
Smart House Living Lab
Short name (acronym): 
Website title and address: 
Smart House Living Lab
Which organization is submitting this initiative?: 
Life Supporting Technologies - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Please specify in which regions/provinces: 
Where is this organization located?: 
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative: 
Maria Fernanda Cabrera
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Part of larger strategy or programme: 
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
This initiative is part of a larger strategy. The Smart House Living Lab, as research and innovation infrastructure is included in the Research strategy of the Campus of International Excellence of Moncloa ( The main strategy of the Moncloa Excellence Campus is to be a reference for knowledge and technology in selected thematic areas, and be leaders in these fields. The specific objectives are to: • Increase the level of participation in international R&D&I projects by group members. • Increase the global impact of scientific publications. • Improve the human and material resources for research. • Multiply the number of post-doctoral study visits by foreign researchers to the campus.
The status of the initiative: 
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
The Smart House Living Lab objective is to research and develop in the Ambient Intelligence and Ambient (Active) Assisted Living context of technology and services to prevent, care and promote the health and welfare of people, support social inclusion and independent living of fragile and dependent groups, in all stages of the value chain: training, experimental research, technological development and technology transfer. The Smart House Living Lab is the main infrastructure for ICT R&D&I experiments and demonstrations. Since 2008 (3rd wave) SHLL is part of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). Since 2014 SHLL is also part of the Laboratories and Infrastructures network of Madrid Region that aims at improving and facilitating the services provision offered by the research infrastructure and laboratories of the Madrid region.
The geographical scope: 
Type of initiative: 
Environment or setting of the initiative: 
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: 
The most important source of funding for your initiative: 
European funding
If other, please specify your source of funding: 
What triggered this initiative?: 
The initiative was triggered by a Spanish National Funded Project named CIAmI (Center for Experimental Research in Applications and Ambient Intelligence) with the mission of developing services related to Ambient Intelligence and prevention, care and promotion of health, well-being, social inclusion and independent life.
What are the main objectives of your initiative? Choose a maximum of 3 objectives.: 
Housing: increase the number of older people living independentlySocial participation: increase the number of older people who are socially activeCommunity support and health services: increase in client-oriented and -centered made to measure health and social care and services
Please describe any subgoals of your initiative: 
The Smart House Living Lab infrastructure is a real accessible house for elderly and users with disabilities equipped with the usual services of a conventional house where different ICT technologies (sensors and actuators) are distributed extensively in the living lab technical areas such as ceilings and walls, remaining invisible to users. This Smart House Living Lab has a control and observation area, which allows monitoring the use of services and applications in a non-intrusive way. There is also a specific room with a virtual reality infrastructure that allows virtual training and rapid prototyping of new services.
Target group
Does your initiative target people with a specific impairment or disease?: 
No, the initiative does not target a specific group of users, it is more focused on solutions adapted to different impairment and diseases.
How many people have you reached or do you expect to reach with your initiative?: 
250 - 1000
Does your initiative target a specific age group?: 
< 1818 - 4950 - 6465 - 7980+
Does your initiative target men or women?: 
Please indicate what best describes your initiative: 
ImplementationICTMonitoringImplementationICTSensoringImplementationPhysical adaptationsImplementationTechnologyKnowledge transferResearchInnovation/action/applied
What type of intervention strategy is used in your initiative?: 
Living lab/pilot
Please indicate the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your initiative: 
Prototype and implementation: level 7-9
Who executes the initiative: 
Research/educational setting
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
BuildingIn a care settingBuildingIn a residential settingBuildingIn a work settingRoomIn a care settingRoomIn a residential settingRoomIn a work setting
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
The initiative can be scaled up connecting the infrastructure to different Smart Environments. Moreover, the involvement of SHLL in international networks can provide an higher impact reaching more people.
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
End-usersHospitalPrimary health care providersGeneral practitionerPrimary health care providersNurseResearch/educational setting
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
The challenge that our good practice could help to resolve is the establishment of a methodology for the involvement of elderly users in the development of AAL services and goods.
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
Although this is still in progress, the plan is the initiative to become economically sustainable. One of the areas is to provide the infrastructure to the developers of ICT products as a platform for AAL service and system development. The other area that is being explored is to provide different mechanisms for the evaluation of ICT prototypes and accessibility of products in a real environment of use.
If you selected "other" neighbourhood, please specify:: 
Impact & outcome
Will you collect or have you collected outcome data for this initiative?: 
What do you consider the key success factors of your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the key success factors to be: 
- There is at least one journal publication per year. - Participation of +50 users per year in the initiative developments.
What do you consider the main barriers to overcome in your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the main barriers to be.: 
The main barrier concerns the continuous maintenance of the infrastructure to avoid the technology obsolesce.
What instruments will you use/have used to collect data?: 
General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)Health Technology Assessment (HTA)Other, namelyShort Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36)
If you selected "other" instrument to collect data, please specify: 
If yes, how will you/have you collected those data?: 
Feasibility studyMixed-methodsObservational studiesQualitative evaluationRandomised controlled trial
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: