Detail Project and Funding

Future Home for Future Communities


Funded by: Regione Lombardia  
Calls: Accordo Quadro Regione Lombardia/CNR
Start date: 2016-12-15  End date: 2019-06-14
Total Budget: EUR 2.850.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 345.510,00
Scientific manager: Marco Sacco   and for INO is: Ponzoni Andrea

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione (ITIA)

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Abstract: The proposed project, in line with the area of specialisation defined in the S3 strategy of Lombardy Region, is focused on the Smart Cities domain. In this context, the main goal is to provide an answer to the challenges represented by the implementation of Smart Living and Smart Care.
The objective of the Future Home for Future Communities project is to identify a new living model, able to enhance the social inclusion, to improve the quality of life and, most of all, to implement a welfare paradigm for the continuity of care, especially referred to the neuro-rehabilitative treatment of neurological patients. The project is addressing users of all ages.
FHfFC aims at creating continuity and synergy with the Riprendo@Home project (previous Framework Agreement) and with the current developments of the D4ALL project (National Technological Cluster – Living Environment Technologies). Moreover, the project aims at strengthening such strategy and its related impact, also including research activities on food traceability, functionalised materials, sensors and devices designed to increase the safety, the environmental quality and the usability of home resources.
Following the paradigm of Internet of Things, widened to the new vision of Internet of Human Needs, the home is designed as an environment that is able to strongly connect the person to the community s/he belongs to (i.e. through the smart sharing and use of geo-information on the Web). On the other hand, the home will also be capable of providing rehabilitation treatments and services oriented to well-being and prevention, through the continuous monitoring and support. These solutions will lead towards a suitable life style (i.e. ensuring the consumer about the safety and quality control on food) and to the development of specific home-based therapeutic protocols.
Beside the development of specific technical solutions oriented to “at home” utilisation (thus they will respect safety, cost and autonomous usability constraints), FHfFC proposes to integrate the developed solutions in a semantic platform, allowing the interoperability among the various systems. Moreover, FHfFC will address the development of cloud-based solutions, with the goal of enabling the scalability, in accordance with the increase of services, systems and devices connected.
The project results will be integrated in one infrastructure/demonstrator (a DOMUS composed by an open-space living room + kitchen) hosted by the new CNR premise in Lecco. Such infrastructure will represent a thematic Living lab, where experiment and improve the organisational models, the technological solutions and the innovative services designed and implemented in the project, in order to maximize the impact and to enhance the visibility at European level. The thematic living lab will be related to the Lecco Innovation Living Lab, already ENOLL certified and which already includes the main players of Lecco area (research and university, society, patient’s association, Chamber of Commerce and Univerlecco association, which collects all category associations of Lecco territory and is coordinating the Living Environment Technologies Lombardy Cluster).
FHfFC will also provide the research Area of Milan with an open certification service on food composition and safety.
An effective application of the developed solution needs an optimal management of both professional’s resources as well as involved materials/devices. Ad Hoc decision and organizational supporting model will be created in order to consider fundamental aspects such as quality of services and economic sustainability.

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Artificial Olfactive Systems
Electrical and optical chemical gas sensing
Advanced applications of quasi 1d oxides

The Scientific Results:
1) The effect of B-doping on the electrical conductivity of polymer-derived Si(B)OC ceramics
2) Detection of fish microbiological contamination by means of a portable, low power consumption electronic nose

3) Cellulose Fibers Enable Near-Zero-Cost Electrical Sensing of Water- Soluble Gases