Living lab

Within this project, we intend to set up a mobile living lab which would operate across different UK and French partner sites. The main objective of this living lab is to study the behaviour of the lab users in different types of teaching and research buildings such as schools, universities and administrative buildings. This mobile living lab would be made up of wireless sensors allowing us to gather data about the uses of these spaces (presence in rooms, use of electrical devices…) and about the characteristics concerning the environment (temperature, light…). In order to gather reliable data, the equipment is intended to be set up in 30 different rooms including classrooms, offices and common areas and the data will be collected for a minimum duration of 3 months. This extended living lab will also allow us to study the implementation and the reliability of the sensor array and associated data. The extraction of information from the sensors to the command systems require a network infrastructure that will depend
on wireless technologies (wifi, zigbee) and computer network technologies such as ethernet, power line communication (PLC).The definition of architecture topology requires us to take various parameters into account so as to optimise the use.

1.1 Establish a series of living labs across the partnership, in different educational building typologies (e.g. school, university, etc), that will be monitored using cutting edge technology to establish an evidence base for a range retrofit interventions, both technological and behavioural, within the different institutional contexts,
1.2 Use evidence base, and interventions to understand and breakdown both individual and organisational barriers to change,
1.3 Develop trans-national monitoring, implementation, soft change and evaluation models for a range educational organisations with a particular emphasis on evidence based evaluation and behavioural aspects of individual and organisational change,
1.4 Identify other ‘live’ retrofit projects within the partnerships geographic boundary to act as both transnational and localised resources and interface with complementary Interreg programme activity (e.g. 2 Seas, SEACS, GreenFit etc.),
1.5 Evaluate user habits according to the different building typologies. In the context of Ambient Intelligence, evaluation of the interaction between end-users and pervasive computing using various HCI (Human Computer Interface), e.g. tablets and smartphones.

Living Lab description

Identity sheet Living Lab

Technical Resources

Promotion and training with the Living Lab

All promotion and training made for the Living Lab are available on the Promotion and training page.

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