Smart Service Power

Main goal

Through the intelligent digitalization the age-appropriate, technology-assisted living in the quarter should be enabled. Ill, care-dependent/needy people, disabled and seniors could stay in their own quarter socially integrated and as long as possible due to prevention, household-related care and networked value chains. This is according to their personal wishes and also reduces the care and social subsequent costs for health insurance funds, church carriers and municipalities.

Intelligent data aggregation and usage for innovative features is needed in age-appropriate, technology-assisted living in the quarter. The project wants to show the following: Today, sensors in the home environment are almost exclusively used for the alerting and a snapshot – the chance to cause proactive changes is yet not even used. It will be shown, that technology does not need to be cold and inhuman – on the contrary – it allows people to live longer autonomously.

Present achievements

As a solution approach there is a designed assistance system which can be expanded by devices and features that do not already exist or that are just in prototype status. Therefore interfaces are already integrated, who enable this.

In inHaus2 an assistance apartment has been set up and equipped with an electronic assistance system. With the help of the system the inhabitant is able to realize a “Condition Monitoring” with event-based implementation of actions, with which a “forward looking service at the doctor or care staff” can take place. Furthermore a tracking within the apartment is possible.

With this tight monitoring the inhabitants are protected against situations that can cause fear and insecurity and could lead to moving into a senior citizens’ residence. Often, seniors express the fear to fall in their apartment and then, to lie undetected on the ground for hours.

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This project was supported by ressources from European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).



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Electronic Assistance Systems (Home)

We research and develop innovations in the field of electronic assistance systems.


For the development of electronic assistance systems we use many different technologies that are available at Fraunhofer IMS.

Customer Benefits

Our broad spectrum of services in the field of electronic assistance systems qualifies us as a competent partner for your innovative products.