If you live in a smart home and would like to contribute to making home automation even smarter in the future and providing real added value for residents, then you've come to the right place. We want to research algorithms that make exactly that possible. In order to develop, train and verify our models, we need high-quality smart home data with sufficient contextual information from as many households as possible as the basis of our work. In particular, we are looking for time series of log data from the sensors and actuators in different households as well as the associated activities of the users.
This means, for example: you get up in the morning, take a shower, prepare breakfast while listening to the radio and get ready for the working day. Before you leave the house, you turn off all the lights and adjust the shading accordingly. Then you leave the house and activate the alarm system. In the log data of your Smart Home, all these interactions are recorded and represent a characteristic pattern. If you also tell us when you left the house, we can use this additional information to develop, train and verify our models. In the future, your smart home could use these algorithms to recognise your routines and alert you in time if, for example, you forget to activate the alarm system and suggest doing it for you.
Of course, your data is safe in our Citizen Science Data Lake and we protect your privacy professionally. Upon receipt, your data is anonymised so that no conclusions can be drawn about individual persons and at the same time we can work efficiently with the data.
Would you like to get involved as a Citizen Scientist and contribute with your Smarthome data so that we can compile a valuable data set that will decisively advance our research work on this topic? We look forward to hearing from you via our web form or at SmarterHomes@ihomelab.ch