Smartline is an exciting research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives.
We are a partnership project led by the University of Exeter with Coastline Housing Ltd, Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall.
In total Smartline will work with 350 Coastline Housing customers in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) area and will fit environmental sensors into each of the homes. The sensors will provide information about how the house works for the residents. We will be looking at air quality, humidity, temperature, how much water is used, how air moves around different types of houses and how much energy it takes to heat them.
Participants will be asked to take part in surveys to help us understand their wellbeing needs, aspirations and desires for the community. Participants will be able to see information about their home on a tablet computer which will be provided by the project. These tablets will also be used to answer research questions about their health and wellbeing. It may also be possible for them to communicate with other households involved in the Smartline project through the tablet computers.
Researchers and businesses will use this information to help design better systems for managing homes in the future, and for developing better products and services to help us all live happier and healthier lives.
Involvement in the project is completely voluntary with the option to withdraw at any time.
See our latest project updates on the dedicated news page, including photos from Coastline's customer away day.
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If you would like more details on how you can join this exciting project please send a message through My Coastline, the online service for Coastline Housing customers:
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