RuraLTHINGS focuses on researching and developing an ecosystem of solutions based on the IoT model, to be applied in rural and remote areas.
The beginning of the project brought together members of the research team and representatives of partner municipalities, where the “smart system for monitoring health and well-being in remote areas using the Internet of Things” will be implemented during the testing phase.
Fundão and Pinhel will leverage data on residents’ living conditions, with the pilot covering 10 households in each district, “making the study highly relevant to the community surrounding UBI,” the foundation says in a statement.
In the homes that will be part of the project, the presence of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, radon and other harmful substances will be monitored in real time. The goal is to protect the health of the residents of these areas, and to contribute to the prevention of diseases, such as lung cancer.
With Fundão, this is not the first experience in the scope of residential monitoring and at the meeting, municipal representative Ricardo Gonçalves thanked the new participation.
For the Penhill Chamber, this project is “of great interest”, as the findings “could contribute to a new perspective” on the prevalence of oncological diseases.
With an investment of about 250 thousand euros, the project lasts three years and consists of an interdisciplinary team that includes researchers from the departments of physics, civil engineering, architecture and information technology.
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