What is Smartline?

Smartline is a ground breaking research project looking at how technology can help us live healthier and happier lives. We are a partnership project led by the University of Exeter with Coastline Housing Ltd, Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall. We are funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund and the South West Academic Health Science Network.

In total we are working with approximately 300 Coastline Housing customers in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) area of Cornwall and we have fitted environmental sensors into each of the homes.

Sensors are collecting information on air quality, humidity, temperature, how much water is used, how air moves around different types of houses and how much energy it takes to heat them. In addition, participants will be asked to take part in surveys to help us understand their wellbeing needs, aspirations and desires for their community.

Researchers and Cornish enterprises will use the information collected to help design better systems for managing homes in the future, and for inventing new products and services to help us all live happier and healthier lives.

Smartline has been funded in Cornwall by the European Union Regional Development Fund in order to help local businesses develop new technologies and increase job opportunities in the county.

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) has provided additional funding to Smartline. The SW AHSN is dedicated to improving health and care. It is part of a national network of 15 AHSNs, set up and part-funded by NHS England to identify, adopt and spread innovation across the region.