What is I.L.S.A.
IntroductionA Health Care Financing Administration survey found that 30% of seniors desperately wish to stay in their homes, yet staying safe and comfortable there can be a tremendous challenge for both the elders and their caregivers.
Our goal is to develop technologies to transform the home into an intelligent, supportive environment. The Independent LifeStyle Assistant TM monitoring system (I.L.S.A.) will help elders maintain a safe living environment, interact with home service providers (grocery delivery, cleaning, shopping, etc.), and stay connected with their communities -- family, friends, neighbors, and doctors -- from the comfort of their homes.
Development of this technology promises improved quality of life for all concerned:
The Independent Lifestyle Assistant (I.L.S.A.) was a Honeywell Laboratories 3-year research project jointly funded by Honeywell and the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It ran from October 2000 to July 2003.