Prof. Dr. med. Dr.-Ing. Michael Marschollek
Central Innovation Initiative for Medium-Sized Businesses (ZIM) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Many new challenges in buildings are being addressed by information technology (ICT). These innovations stem from the primary objectives of taking account of the changes brought about by demographic change and the resulting desire for medical care at home, as well as the energy revolution and climate protection. Similarly, the demands for comfort and security are increasing, and the focus is shifting to simple operability with existing IT equipment. The central objective of the BASIS project is to create a flexible and at the same time economical infrastructure for home automation. Through the integration of all trades into one overall system, the infrastructure effort can be drastically reduced through shared use and symbiotic effects can already be used at a lower level. In particular, integration and openness are the prerequisites for a standard platform that can be shared by all trades. For example, the integration of the water meter can be used both for reading the billing data and for medical monitoring of the daily habits of the residents, as well as for qualified protection against water leaks by evaluating the tapping profiles in conjunction with information about the presence of the residents. The same applies to further protective functions such as access control, burglar alarm, fire alarm. Furthermore, the virtually free positioning of sensors and actors, which can be connected anywhere within the meshed structure with short cable routes, allows an optimal arrangement of useful and protective components.