Published: 14th Feb 2020

Researchers at the University of Exeter have secured funding to further understand how technology can support healthy and happy lives.  The Smartline project is a collaborative project between researchers, communities and businesses with the aim being to understand how people use technology in their homes. The project began in 2017 when the researchers received funding from the European Union and on Tuesday (February 11), the researchers secured a further £4m of funding from the European Regional Development Fund, with match funding from partners and an additional contribution from Cornwall Council of £200,000. This funding will allow the researchers to extend the project for a further three years. The research involves approximately 300 Coastline Housing customers in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area of Cornwall. In each house, there are sensors measuring air quality, humidity, temperature, water and energy use, and then this data is coupled with in-depth surveys to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)