Smartline is an exciting research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives.
It’s a collaborative partnership led by the University of Exeter with Coastline Housing, Volunteer Cornwall, Cornwall Council and the South West Academic Health Science Network.
Running since 2017, the project has now been awarded further funding through to 2023. You can read the announcement here.
In total Smartline works 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 the latest updates on the project's dedicated news page.
The Smartline Story
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To read the project's full policy please click the link on the Smartline website.