There is a historically unprecedented shift in demographics towards seniors, resulting in an acute shortage of senior housing. This is an enormous opportunity for real-estate operators.
The proposed project, led by Prof. Haiying (Helen) Shen, aims to build a human-centered context-aware responsive smart building that can provide personalized services to enhance the performance, comfort and health of occupants. The novelty of this project lies in its leveraging human behaviors in addition to the data from the physical world to provide context-aware automatic and personalized services that can better meet human needs. This smart building is unique by two features: 1) it provides personalized service rather than a universal service for all users; and 2) the building can automatically make context-aware adjustments to proactively meet user needs. This project consists of two innovations: 1) Social-based Context-aware Prediction/Response, and 2) Environmental Control for Human Health.
With CASPAR’s home computing platform, is in a unique position to support such research activities towards human comfort and health of the occupants. At CASPAR, we are building the intelligent operating system for the homes (which are equipped with 100s of IoT devices each in partnership with real-estate developers). Our goal is not only to develop a commercially viable business in smart homes, but also target open-ended research challenges in this area.
CASPAR’s previous efforts with university collaboration (such as with Stanford and Cornell) have resulted into new algorithmic techniques (such as about deep learning on graphs, award winning paper at CVPR 2016). With our goal to reach millions of homes next decade, we can have a huge impact on research challenges for workforce, for elderly living, and so on.
Distributed AI (D-AI) is enabling rapid progress on smart IoT systems, homes, and cities. D-AI refers to any AI system with discrete AI subsystems that can be combined to create ensemble-intelligences. We introduce a Privacy-Preserving IoT Cloud (PPIC) optimized to host D-AI applications on the edge.
COVID-19 has motivated an increase in how much people wash their hands and reduced the rate at which they touch physical surfaces without gloves. And after touching a solid surface, they disinfect it. Caspar.AI’s automation technology helps people avoid touching possibly infected surfaces (e.g., switch).
Covid has exposed just how vulnerable seniors are who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Caspar.AI’s vision is to fundamentally change how seniors are in their homes and how assisted living facilities are run.
“The network is the computer.”
That’s the old Sun Microsystems slogan coined by Sun computer scientist and researcher John Gage. The slogan predated cloud computing, but it’s a great way to envision the cloud idea.
In 1995, I remember “building your own computer” was fashionable. My neighbor built one and he instantly became the most popular kid in the area.