ABB OPEN API PLATFORM EMPOWERS ELDERLY TO LEAD INDEPENDENT LIVES

In one of the first examples of its open API platform in practice, ABB – from Busch Jaeger – has been working alongside the iHomeLab of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts to pioneer a personalised virtual assistant.

The “My Life, My Way” project is the first project of its kind to use ABB’s new open API platform to provide an alternative means of holistic care.

Designed to help large groups of residents, the project was implemented by iHomeLab and bonacasa Smart Living, together with a number of international partners. The project uses a virtual assistant, which supports assisted living in bonacasa apartments in Switzerland, implemented by the ABB- free@home system.

Called Anne, the virtual assistant interacts with residents through voice control or a tablet.

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