Become a participant
Your participation is essential to the delivery of Smartline and we hope to be able to provide you with information about your home and local support that you will find useful and interesting. Your involvement will help us understand how you interact with your home and how you feel about the community in which you live.
We hope it will be a really positive experience and as a result, participants will think positively about where they live and engage in healthier and happier lives through volunteering and community activities.
There are four main elements of the Smartline project that we are inviting you to take part in.
- Undertaking a Smartline Survey
- Participating in a Guided Conversation
- Having sensors installed in your home for approximately 2 years
- Taking part in Research Interviews
We understand that having a number of sensors installed in your house may cause some concern but we want to assure you that only environmental information will be collected by these sensors and you will not be identified personally.
Some people may be asked to try out additional sensors during the project, for example monitoring movement around the home, or wearable devices that check your movement (e.g. distance walked) in and outside your home. These additional sensors may require access to personal information but you will be able to decide whether you want to be involved or not.