The DomHo project (Sistema Domotico IoT Integrato ad Elevata Sicurezza Informatica per Smart Building) aims at integrating Internet of Things (i.e., IoT) technologies in different real-world scenarios such as a co-housing apartment and a nursing home.

The main objective of Domho is to support fragile people, such as individuals with disabilities and the elderly as well as their caregivers.
A smart building appears “smart” because it is equipped with a set of computerized technologies that can cooperate, may control but also be controlled by other IoT tools, with the purpose of carefully monitoring many aspects of inhabitants’ daily activities and give support to people in case of need.
These smart technologies and their control interfaces are tailored to the needs and expectations of the end-users and the stakeholders. Different ways of interaction of such smart tools are considered: physical controls, smartphones, tablets, and voice-based commands. The safety of the users for instance is ensured by smart cameras that are capable of detecting falls and promptly alert the caregivers for assistance. Furthermore, the lighting systems and automated doors may be open/closed using voice commands or by predicting precisely the movements and trajectories of a person that is moving in such smart environments.
Indeed, the project adopts a user-centered approach in the design of the system which follows the principles of accessibility and inclusiveness.
The introduction of these IoT devices will improve the overall quality of life of both fragile users, who will regain some autonomy and independence, as well as their caregivers, who will be relieved in their daily chores. The philosophical concept is to simplify life.
In general, given the high level of cybersecurity Domho ensures a high standard of system protection, for those who live there, to avoid failures of the IoT system or to protect it from external cyber-attacks.
Lastly, these smart buildings could configure themselves as an aid for the healthcare systems and the families to improve their overall quality of life.
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Detailed project information
Project Start Date: 7th November 2017
Project End Date: 6th November 2020
Project Duration: 36 months
Project Coordinator: Ing. Alberto Sozza (technical; Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto), Prof. Luciano Gamberini (scientific; HIT, UNIPD), dott. Antonella Venza (administrative; Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto)
HIT Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Luciano Gamberini
HIT Members and Staff: Prof. Anna Spagnolli, dott. Patrik Pluchino
Project number: 10066183
Call (part) identifier: Bando DGR 1139 del 19 luglio 2017 (POR FESR 2014-2020 Asse 1. Azione 1.1.4 “Sostegno alle attività collaborative di R&S per lo sviluppo di nuove tecnologie sostenibili, di nuovi prodotti e servizi”)
Total Project Funding: € 4.451.854,60 (2.359.413,83) 
Partners: Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto (comprising 45 PMI in the smart lighting sector), Consorzio ICT4SSL (BFT Spa, Consorzio 3Venezie, Videotec, SFERA Rete, Siav, e Univeneto), HIT-Human Inspired Technology Research Centre (University of Padova), University of Verona, University Ca’ Foscari of Venezia, EDALAB SRL, Aquarium Ventures SRL, Gruppo L’Incontro – Societá Cooperativa Sociale, FORMA SRL, ORION SRL.
Official website: DOMHO 
Facebook: DOMHO Facebook Page
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