DOMUS SAPIENS project involves the construction of an advanced home automation system, based on innovative technologies, which allows health monitoring and habits of users in domestic environments. The system collects and processes data through a sensors network placed inside the building and worn by people. Such sensors allow the monitoring of anomalous behaviour and patterns of behaviour to change for the well-being of the users.
The correlation of environmental parameters with the measurement of vital parameters can be particularly important for a continuous and reliable evaluation of the health of patients suffering from common chronic diseases, both pulmonary and cardiac, such as asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), heart failure or more rare such as cystic fibrosis.
The aim of the project is to correlate the vital parameters of patients with the environmental parameters in which they live, so as to be able to learn users’ habits and detect critical situations. The system is aimed primarily at subjects with COPD, as the detection of the basic magnitudes of this chronic pathology allows the creation of a system with predictive functionalities, in order to alert system users (not only the patient, but also doctors and family members) when critical environmental and vital conditions are recreated, with the risk of symptoms worsening for patients with COPD.
The NGSI-LD standard, developed by ETSI, is used in Domus Sapiens as a neutral format to capture and correlate data coming from different sensors. The project is entirely cloud-based, using a cluster of virtualized resources that is managed by Kubernetes via the VirIoT platform. The project is extending the VirIoT platform, in order to be able to manage health and environmental parameters in the NGSI-LD format, thus contributing important results to the open-source community.