CleverGuard starts with the commercially available, CLEMAP One smart meter and the corresponding IOT-cloud infrastructure, allowing advanced NILM detection and load disaggregation monitoring. Adding smart ADL detection and classification – by means of self learning big data algorithms – allows detection and analysis of pattern and pattern shift of the user behavior. The activity status recognition is visualized in a secure dashboard for formal and informal carers. Additionally alert notifications can be pushed in potential critical situations.

During all project stages, the involvement of the end-users is actively sought and their feedback is used for design and implementation of CleverGuard. The process used, follows the UCD methodology, involving seniors living home alone, their informal and formal caregivers. Three iterations are planned to sharpen the final system: 1) acceptance testing of interface mockups and the already available business partner components; 2) 1st field trial with a MVP; 3) 2nd field trial with the final envisaged product.



The CleverGuard system is a novel smart-home-monitoring solution for seniors and their caregivers. By measuring and analysing the electric energy consumption of the household, the activities of daily living of the residents are derived, using an easily retrofitable low cost smart meter. Short and long term deviations from the daily/weekly routine are detected. Depending on the urgency a notification or alert to relatives and/or formal caregivers is issued in an user friendly and secure way. Due its non-visible character, the solution is non-stigmatizing, and fosters security, and peace of mind for all stakeholders.

Expected results and impact

Cleverguard supports the ubiquitous desire of most elderly persons to live as long as possible self-determined and independent. It targets this desire through three main aspects: safety, prevention and data. It provides: 1) Continuous monitoring of appliance usage and related activities of residents, using electric energy consumption low maintenance smart meter in combination with sophisticated data analytics; 2) Notification of abnormal situations and early prevention of potential upcoming risks; 3) Activity status information of appliance usage, activity patterns and their variations.


Partners involved in the project

Organization Type Country Website
CLEMAP AG Business Switzerland
Vicino Business Switzerland
Hochschule Luzern T&A, iHomeLab R&D Switzerland
Korian Belgium End User Belgium
Telecom-IT Business Belgium
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Appl. Research R&D Hungary
Inspiring Culture Kft Business Hungary
  • Project name: ICT solution based on energy data for protecting elderly at home, staying safe and
    independently (CleverGuard) 
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  • Coordinator: CLEMAP AG, Switzerland
  • Duration: 30 Months
  • Starting Date: 01.04.2021
  • Total budget: € 2 555 839
  • Public contribution: € 1 422 429



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