The Smart Aggregation for Smart Homes (SASH) project was a notable feature of both the seminar programme and the ESP KTN stand at Technology World 2010 in London.
ASH supports rapid development of new managed household services and mash-ups and custom modules that learn and adapt to users’ lifestyles. The project also addresses security and privacy issues. Above all the aim is to accelerate the speed at which smart home innovations enter the market.
The ESP KTN continues to support this project because it meets all of the KTN’s key objectives.
SASH was developed at the University of Hertfordshire (UoH), for research into energy conservation and smart homes. Hardware developed for the project is used to teach students about embedded systems and control. In 2009 the project won the UK heats of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.
Development and commercialization continues, bringing together UoH, BRE and two UK SMEs. The consortium has funding from the TSB’s Smart Homes competition, and hopes to deliver SASH as a cloud-based smart-home service aggregation platform to demonstrate converged smart-home energy services, linking devices, sensors and appliances with smart meters in houses.ohann Siau of UoH said: “It is exciting to be part of SASH to see the further development of our technologies.”
Colin Mallett, CEO of commercial partner Trusted Renewables added: “The support of the TSB, and particularly ESP KTN, has been instrumental in helping us to develop in this expanding sector. The contacts made at Technology World and through the activities of the ESP KTN are vital to our future growth.”