The SilverLab project (an initiative of the IRT Nanoelec PULSE program, Leti, and Schneider Electric) was set up to develop software embedded on a home-automation controller capable of monitoring elderly people’s day-to-day activities, with the ultimate goal of helping people live at home safely longer.
Schneider Electric France developed a beta version of the software, which was evaluated by Leti researchers. The software architecture was then reworked, and new functional blocks were developed to respond to new scenarios. The complete solution, which is now part of Schneider Electric’s home-automation catalogue, has already been installed in several housing units managed by assisted-living community management company Résidences Services Seniors, mainly in the south of France, and will provide valuable feedback. IRT Nanoelec is currently filing with French software protection agency APP to protect the source code.