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Blueroof Technologies, Inc.

Blueroof-QoLT Proving Ground

A multitude of TEST BEDS


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Blueroof Technologies

  • Non Profit (501 c3)

  • High Tech Integration firm

  • Founding member of QoLT

  • Link to older adults

  • Testing

  • Data collection

  • Design and Development


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Proving Ground

  • Technology integration and engineering system design used to help researchers collect operational data on their research products

  • Installation, testing and maintenance of sensors, cameras and other devices that is required to prove each research project

  • Centralized collection, storage, processing and management of the operational data to verify efficacy

  • Human subject interface with researchers and their research projects



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PROVING GROUNDINVESTMENT

  • Bricks and Mortar

    • Model Cottage + Group Homes

    • McKIZ + BRC

  • Hardware

    • Technology Systems

    • Servers

  • TOTAL BLUEROOF INVESTMENT : $1.2 MILLION


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PARTNERS-Universities

  • CMU

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • St. Francis University

  •  Penn State Greater Allegheny

  • Penn State University (University Park) Smart Spaces


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PARTNERS-Organizations

  • QoLT

  • CERMUSA

  • Gridwise Alliance

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • The Technology Collaborative

  • Green Building Alliance

  • Duquesne Light


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COMPANIES

  • Bosch North America

  • Honeywell

  • Home Automation Inc

  • AT Science

  • PPG

  • Compunetix

  • FnBiometrics


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Proving Ground Arenas

  • Model Cottage

  • Assisted Living Facilities

  • McKIZ

  • Apartments and Homes via BlueBOX



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“Model” Smart Cottage

  • Research

  • Evaluate Accessibility Features

  • Proving Ground for Quality of Life Technology

  • Available “On the World Wide Web”

  • Demonstrate “Smart” Technologies



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QoL Sensors

  • Detect activities of daily living (ADL)

    • TV on/off

    • Refrigerator and freezer opening

    • All kitchen cabinets opening

    • Shower and toilet use

    • Tooth brush use

    • Stove and oven on/off

    • Salt shaker usage

    • Sofa and bed occupancy

    • Phone usage

    • Movement around house

    • Front door, back door opening

    • Eating habits

    • Washer and dryer operation

    • Closet accessing


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Blueroof’s Medication Management System

  • Integrated into the kitchen

  • Audio messages for reminders

  • Verification that medication has been taken

  • Alerts if medication has not been taken.

  • Storage of verification-pictures on Web





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Senior Research Associates

  • Local Seniors (~30; 90% female)

  • Focus Group to Evaluate New Ideas and Products

  • Meet Monthly in Model Cottage to Discuss Senior Issues and Needs

  • Computer Training

  • “Live” in the Cottage (4-8 hours)


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QoLT LAPTOP PROJECT

  • 7 LAPTOPS TO SENIORS

  • BORROW FOR EVERYDAY COMPUTER TASKS

  • RECORD KEYSTROKES, MOUSE MOVEMENTS AND PICTURES OF THE SCREEN

  • MONTHLY MEETINGS


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FOCUS GROUPS

  • Meet with industry and university researchers

  • Phillips, Bosch, AT Science, Seagate

  • Video Conference with Motorola


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McKIZ

  • McKeesport Independence Zone

    • A 10 Acre “Aware” Integrated Community/Campus

    • Oldest McKeesport ward

    • 15 Blueroof Research Cottages

    • Technically tied together

    • Wireless monitoring alert in the zone

    • Model Cottage is the center point

    • “Outdoor” safety and security

    • Collect data-Blueroof Research Cottages

    • Revive the neighborhood


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McKIZ

SMART LAMP POST


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Blueroof Research Cottages (BRC)

  • Extremely affordable

  • Energy efficient technology

    • Deep well geothermal heat pump

  • Obtain quality of life data

  • Rent (subsidized) to low income adults

  • 2 bedroom, 860 sq ft

  • Focus is “Research”



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RIBBON CUTTINGSEPTEMBER 23




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BRC Data Requirements

  • Analog event: 2KB

  • Binary event: 1 KB

  • Estimated yearly total : 100GB


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Assisted Living Facilities

  • “Group Home”

    • 3 finished

    • 1 under construction

  • 3 clients- usually from State Institutions

  • 1 Caregiver: 24/7

  • Technology infrastructure

  • Levels of technology depending of needs


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Operational Group Homes

PENN HILLS

McKIZ

NORTH VERSAILLES


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RETROFITTABLEWIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

  • BLUENODE

    • Activities of daily living

    • Data collection

  • BLUEBOX

    • Bluenode + video conference+ medical monitoring

  • BLUEKIOSK

    • Apartment buildings




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BlueBOX

  • Wireless technology research engine

  • Enables researchers and faculty to test and develop new ideas and projects in a structured manner.

  • Easily installed in homes, apartments and assisted living facilities

  • Data can be obtained, stored and managed via the Internet.


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BlueBOX

Wireless Technology System


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DATA COLLECTION AND DOCUMENTATION

  • Activities of daily living

  • Events as defined by researcher

  • Energy operating characteristics

  • Video and sensor data

  • All data available on www


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Video Conferencing

  • Telepresence

    • High quality camera

    • HDTV

  • Socialize with family

  • Communication with friends

  • Direct link to researcher

  • Tele health-visiting nurse

  • Training via Internet


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Medical Monitoring

  • We have evaluated many systems:

    • Honeywell, Bosch and A&D Medical

  • Ease of use and cost

  • Data collection and presentation

  • Features-Wellness system

    • Blood Pressure System

    • Weight/Scale

    • Activity

  • Medication Management


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BLUENODE

  • A reduced function BlueBOX

  • Packaged with a telephone

  • Lower cost

  • Without:

    • entertainment,

    • video conferencing

    • medical monitoring



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BLUEKIOSK

  • Full featured BlueBOX

  • Communicates with BlueNODES

  • Placed in lobby of senior apartments

    • entertainment

    • video conferencing

    • medical monitoring



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KIOSK TECH SYSTEM


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Application IBlueBOX Cardio

To be used by post cardiac surgery patients.

Video conference

Medical monitoring

Activity level (BlueBOX)


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Application II: Senior Towers

  • Funded by PHFA

  • Senior Towers in McKeesport

  • 5 BlueBOX systems

  • Help keep seniors in apartments and out of assisted living facilities (Kane)

  • HDTV


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APPLICATION IIIHUD APARTMENT SYSTEM

SENIOR HIGH RISE

72 UNITS

MONITORING

PERS

PHONE FOR ALARM CALLS

INTERNET FOR DATA LOGGING

FUNDED BY STIMILUS FUNDS


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APPLICATION IV: KIOSKS

  • BELLEFIELD DWELLING (OAKLAND)

  • BLUEKIOSK IN LOBBY

  • WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS

  • BLUENODES INSTALLED IN 5 APARTMENTS

  • FUNDED BY PHFA


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APPLICATION V

  • GRANDVIEW APARTMENTS

  • 24 APARTMENTS IN MCKEESPORT

  • ONGOING PROGRAM (SINCE 2002)

  • STUDENTS FROM PSU AND HIGH SCHOOL

  • COMPUTER CENTER IN LOBBY (NEEDS UPGRADE)


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SUMMARY

  • PROVING GROUND IS FUNCTIONAL

  • UNIQUE TO QoLT

  • DEVICE TESTING IN THE REAL WORLD

  • BLUEROOF NEEDS TO ADD STAFF AND EQUIPMENT

  • SUPPORT AND FUNDING ARE NEEDED


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Thank You!

Please Visit Us atwww.bluerooftechnologies.com

Smart Technologies for Smart Living


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