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GreenPeak Releases New, Ground-Breaking Family Lifestyle Systems
|By Business Wire
|September 2, 2014 03:51 AM EDT
Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system
company, today announces a family of new, ground-breaking sensor and
cloud based intelligent systems for Family Lifestyle integrated with
Social Media. The first release is a Senior Lifestyle System that
empowers children and their elderly parents to privately and securely
share lifestyle information, enabling the seniors to feel safe and live
longer at home independently, while their children feel secure that
their parents are well. The Senior Lifestyle system is currently being
rolled out to consumers in Germany and China via Service Operators, such
as cable operators, telco’s, and large retailers.
GreenPeak Senior Lifestyle integrated with Social Media allows children and their elderly parents to privately and securely share lifestyle information, enabling the seniors to feel safe and live longer at home independently, while their children feel secure that their parents are well. (Photo:Business Wire)
GreenPeak’s Family Lifestyle Systems are built around a set of wireless ZigBee
sensor nodes located throughout the home and connected via an internet
gateway to a cloud based self-learning algorithm with advanced behavior
pattern recognition capabilities, that learns the normal day to day
activities and behavior of people in their home. When irregular behavior
or exception situations are identified, family or friends will be
notified via a smart phone application that can be integrated with
online messaging and social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp,
WeChat and QQ. In this way, these Lifestyle Systems keep family members
and loved ones informed, wherever they are, on how they are doing. With
a growing number of elderly people wishing to continue living in their
own home longer, the need for smart assisted living solutions is rapidly
The essential elements of the system are the ease of installation and
the unobtrusiveness, providing privacy and security. The wireless
sensors can be installed in specific places in the home in a matter of
minutes, from where they connect via a gateway to the cloud over the
internet. Over a period of a few weeks and based on the inputs of the
sensors, the system automatically learns to identify normal behavior: no
programming of rules to define exception situations is required. After
the learning period, the system is able to separate normal inputs from
abnormal situations and can create alerts via messaging systems and
Social Media applications, with which it can be integrated. The system
is also totally unobtrusive. It does not require people to wear devices
and does not require cameras, preserving privacy, while at the same time
is very effective in creating peace of mind for elderly people and their
The system also provides general information and longer
term behavioral trends. For instance, the system will identify and
report when a person gradually starts to move slower. The system has
been intensively tested in care environments, has won various awards for
top quality home care and is now also available for consumers.
“Smart home solutions need to address real problems to the consumer.
Senior Lifestyle is GreenPeak’s first application in this Family
Lifestyle Systems domain and will become one of the fastest growing
Smart Home applications.” says Cees
Links, Founder & CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, “Family Lifestyle
Systems are bringing families together by integrating Smart Home and
Internet of Things technologies with social media to provide comfort,
safety and security. Our connected Family Lifestyle Systems are simple
to install, low cost and unobtrusive – they need no programming or rule
and exception definitions.”
Senior Lifestyle Systems and the related cloud and expert applications
are currently in trial in both Germany and China through the Service
Operators and are expected to scale up in volume roll out later this
year, allowing Service Operators to offer new exciting services to their
subscribers. In the next phase, other Family Lifestyle applications will
be added. Junior Lifestyle, monitoring babies, infants and children is
the next in line to help families watch over their loved ones, directly
linking the Smart Home and Social Media.
According to two new reports from IHS Technology, “The World Market for
Home Health Technologies” and “Smart Home Subscribers & Services”, the
installed base of independent living solutions is set for rapid growth
over the coming years. “Sensor and alarm-based technologies, in
conjunction with cloud-based external monitoring capabilities, can be
used to support the aging population by enabling a higher level of
independence while addressing growing care bills,” explains Lisa
Arrowsmith, Director for Connectivity, Smart Homes and Smart Cities at
IHS. “The growing adoption of such solutions will be supported by a wide
ecosystem of companies entering this market, with a diverse company mix,
including sensor device providers, application developers, service
providers and even retailers to provide family and caregivers with means
of staying connected to their loved ones.”
GreenPeak at IBC2014
GreenPeak will be at IBC - Hall 1 -
To learn more about the Family Lifestyle application
in the Smart Home or a live demonstration, please visit the GreenPeak
booth at IBC2014
– Amsterdam RAI – 12-16 September 2014 - or make an appointment with our
sales team - Tel +31 6 51231854.
About GreenPeak Technologies
GreenPeak Technologies is a
fabless semiconductor/system company and the leader in the IEEE 802.15.4
and ZigBee market with a rich offering of semiconductor products and
software technologies for Smart Home data communications and the
Internet of Things.
The GreenPeak founders have significantly
contributed to the invention of WiFi and made it into a commercial
success, used by several billion people today. GreenPeak is recognized
as a leader in developing new wireless technologies for consumer
electronics and Smart Home applications, demonstrating rapid growth and
adoption by major customers.
GreenPeak is privately funded. It is
headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands and has offices in Belgium,
China, France, USA, Japan and Korea.
For more information, please
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