Workshop 3
“Indipendent Living, Housing, Domotics” – Age-friendly environment strategies
Indipendent Living and telemonitoring experience in Pordenone province
Massimiliano Bertetti
31 March 2015 | Casa della Contadinanza, Udine
Starting from experiences in FVG Region
Moving towards an integrated regional eHealth
ecosystem: “FVG as a [email protected]” cluster
5. We arrived at….
6. Future
Polo Tecnologico
Polo Tecnologico di Pordenone is a Technology Park located in the
province of Pordenone, one of 15 most industrialized provinces
of Italy. Since its very beginning in 2002, Polo Tecnologico di
Pordenone has been dealing with technology transfer,
promoting the dialogue between enterprises, institutions and the
regional research system to support company competitiveness
and to stimulate the growth of enterprises with high potential
Polo Tecnologico is an incubator of potential entrepreneurs and
therefore of business ideas and provides tools, skills and resources
to assess the technological feasibility, commercial and economic,
but above all is an incubator of innovative enterprises that offer
services and support for project management, for development of
technology studies for the improvement of products (reducing
time and costs) for the identification of financing instruments
and more.
Being a point of conjunction at the companies service, the Polo
wants to provide not only for the knowledge, but also to help in
obtaining financial resources, funded by public institutions,
and by Venture Capital, thus increasing skills and experience at
worldwide level.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region…… Numbers
7845 km² 2,6% (I)
1 221 860
2,0 % (I)
155,75 ab./km²
4 Parchi Scientifici e Tecnologici
Area Science Park
Polo Tecnologico di PN
Friuli Innovazione
Fonte: Frost & Sullivan – Mega Trend Report
© Massimiliano Bertetti
© Massimiliano Bertetti
Ambient Assisted Living
is a funding activity that aims to create better condition
of life for the older adults and to strengthen the
industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of
information and communication technology (ICT)
See more at:
AAL Objectives are:
1.Foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and
systems for ageing well at home, in the community, and at work, thus
increasing the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills
and employability of elderly people, and reducing the costs of health and
social care.
2. Create a critical mass of research, development and innovation at EU
level in technologies and services for ageing well in the information
society, including the establishment of a favourable environment for
participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
3. Improve conditions for industrial exploitation by providing a coherent
European framework for developing common approaches and facilitating
the localisation and adaptation of common solutions which are
compatible with varying social preferences and regulatory aspects at
national or regional level across Europe –
See more at:
Starting from experiences in FVG Region
Innovative model of temporary domiciles for users
with sub-acute physical and sensory disabilities
Two public-owned flats, equipped with automation technologies, technical furniture,
special design and building solutions so as to facilitate access and make all spaces usable to
persons whose autonomy is suddenly limited to any extent.
The use of “training” houses is mainly aimed at young and adult people with physical
and/or sensory disabilities (usually after serious traumas), who will experiment tools,
devices and facilities that can help them, managing and monitoring their activities, house
functionalities and interactions with the outside world while fully complying with their
requirements in terms of personal safety, environment and house comfort.
This experimentation allows to understand what proves to be useful and to select
economically viable and technically feasible solutions to be set in place once back home.
Partners: the Municipality of Trieste, AREA Science Park and ATER Trieste (Public housing institution)
with the support of the Province of Trieste.
Objective of the research project:
-to demonstrate the innovativeness of kitchen
integrating domotic technologies and new interface
solutions for service delivery from a distance
-to promoting the autonomy of elderly people living in their
own dwellings in terms of safety and comfort
Innovative solutions are worked out starting from the assessment of the needs of a large share of
population, made up of elderly people hit by mild cognitive impairment (even if not full-blown). The
kitchen environment should be able to recognize the individual at risk, monitor the proper execution of
domestic activities (diagnostic environment), support the progressive loss of cognitive functions (prosthetic
environment), and stimulate the remaining abilities (therapeutic environment). The different solutions
envisaged foresee the activation of a network of services from a distance helpful for families, and ranging
from dwelling to building, neighborhood, and city levels in order to encourage socialization.
This concept of kitchen is designed on the basis of Universal Design criteria.
Partners: Snaidero Rino spa, Sipro srl, Inoxfim srl, Teletronica spa, Mediastudio srl, Rino Snaidero
Scientific Foundation, Friuli Innovazione, Area Science Park, Università di Udine
The project is supported
by an integrated system
parameters monitoring and
videoconferencing services
and foresees trials in 6
European countries.
This system is based on an
existing technological
platform, designed taking
into consideration the
requirements of elderly users
who have never been exposed
to ICT.
•Partners: FVG Regional Local Health
Agency n. 1 Triestina
Networking of two apartments,
structured to host new
technologies research and
validation in Udine and testing
of an organizational model for
the provision of innovative
services using advanced
technologies. The project’s aim
is to develop guidelines and
tools for planning the
refurbishment of housing units
and also at the level of district
city (2009).
•Partners: Municipality of Udine, Rino
Snaidero Scientific Foundation, Friuli
Innovative communication
models for citizens about social
protection services
Experimentation of a model
that allows for dialogue among
stakeholders, including an
evaluation of the linkage with
the programme Cartella sociale
in synergy with ICT platforms.
•Partners: Municipality of Pordenone, Polo
tecnologico di Pordenone, Local Health
Agency n.6 Friuli Occidentale; different
welfare actors
System Architecture
 Interfacce hw di comando e supervisione costituite da PC e telecomando radio,
oltre che da pulsanti a muro e via SMS.
 Interfaccia sw
Emulatori di
comandi vocali,
tablet pc touch
System architecture
Comandi e sensori
PC di supervisione
Le funzionalità del sistema implementate (1)
 Apertura/chiusura automatica della
porta d’ingresso e dello scrocco della serratura
 Apertura/chiusura motorizzata di
porte interne, finestre, tapparelle e tende
 Rilevamento condizioni meteo (vento e pioggia)
per chiusura automatica di finestre e tapparelle
Le funzionalità del sistema implementate (2)
 Rilevamento di movimento per l’accensione automatica delle luci
e per l’apertura automatica di porte
 Controllo di prese e degli apparecchi ad esse collegate
 Rilevamento di perdite di gas metano dalla caldaia per la chiusura del gas e la
segnalazione e invio di allarmi
 Rilevamento della presenza di monossido di carbonio per apertura automatica
finestre e per segnalazione e invio allarmi
 Rilevamento di fuoriuscita d’acqua dal lavandino o dal piatto doccia
per evitare possibili allagamenti e segnalare l’emergenza
Le funzionalità del sistema implementate (3)
 Acquisizione immagini tramite videocamera
per controllo di chi ha suonato alla porta di casa
o per controllo della situazione nella zona giorno
 Segnalazione e richiesta di soccorso
 Controllo di carichi elettrici (forno, lavasciuga, climatizzatore) per evitare
sovraccarichi e la necessità di uscire di casa per il ripristino della corrente
 Accensione/chiusura anche da remoto del riscaldamento o del condizionamento
 Utilizzo di scenari per la realizzazione di
una combinazione di comandi (es spegnere tutte le luci della casa,…)
Moving towards an integrated regional
eHealth ecosystem:
“FVG as a [email protected]” cluster
FVG as a [email protected] is now officially established as regional cluster on the issue of Ambient Assisted Living
and included in the Italian national cluster initiatives.
The Laboratory provides an organizational framework to support the development of a network among
local, regional, national and international actors.
The objective is the promotion of dialogue and cooperation between public and
private partners on demographic change issues and on the role of technology in the development of
taylor made products and services.
A Regional Network involving public and private partners (PA, SME, R&D)
Active Ageing at Home
(Housing and
independent living)
(Social Innovation and
Ambient Intelligence
(ICT, robotics)
48 Attori
Pubblici e privati che operano nel mondo della ricerca e della
produzione industriale
3 PA
2 Università
FVG as a [email protected]
2 Direzioni
Regione FVG
39 Aziende
What about mHealth?
mHealth_A new Frontier
mHealth_A new Frontier
We arrived at this stage where we created
some projects and trials for:
Indipendent living for fragile people:
•At home
•At residential
Developed in partnership with:
•Health Local Authority
•Private firms (sw and hw)
•Municipality of Pordenone and
1 pn_experience_HelpKEY_TV project
2 pn_experience_Hospital Trials
The solution has been developed on mobile hardware according to health local Authority agreement
Courtesy of Vegan Solution
3 pn_experience_Nursing Home
Nurses measures parameters by means of some hw
updating the medical record.
Courtesy of Televita SPA
3 pn_experience_Nursing Home
The doctor, beyond seeing patients,
can monitor them online via web
directly to their medical records.
Courtesy of Televita SPA
3 pn_experience_Nursing Home
Video chat tests confirm the benefit of some
daily activities like speaking and seeing
remotly with undoubtful advantages both for
families and doctors.
Courtesy of Televita SPA
3 pn_experience_Nursing Home
“Come sta il nonno?” Project
2014 Activities
• Guests supervised: n°30
• GP:
n° 4
• Nurses:
n° 3
• Parameters: blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation.
• Measures recorded: n°405 of which
• Measures over threshold: n°133 measured by the TeleSalute monitoring
System, shared as agreed.
Courtesy of Televita SPA
3 pn_experience_Nursing Home
La soluzione è implementata c/o Casa di Riposo ad Azzano Decimo
Per gentile concessione di Televita SPA
3 pn_experience_Nursing Home
La soluzione è implementata c/o Casa di Riposo ad Azzano Decimo
Per gentile concessione di Televita SPA
the ambition is to ‘fluidify’ the traditional RDI process that moves on
from the laboratory to the prototyping phase, and from the testing phase
to product or service engineering.
• co-creation in Living lab supporting User-centered RDI projects;
LL as open access platform for large scale pilot projects
• Public private partnership: integration between LL innovation and
sustainability policies
LL as an instrument for large scale pilot projects
User-friendly Interfaces;
Intelligent Data Management;
Reliability of communication;
Cloud computing:
Wireless technologies fof identification;
Interop, standards and Knowledge management in different
fields (Health, administration, etc.)
• ICT for safety and security
Thank You for Your Attention
Massimiliano Bertetti, PhD
[email protected] | Polo Tecnologico di Pordenone

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