To best leverage the Smart Homes (SH) potential, ACROSSING envisions an easy-to-use technology infrastructure which provides validated technology components and platforms built upon them. The technologies in the infrastructure should be modular and extensible, and can be re-used and automatically configured and integrated in a service infrastructure to facilitate wider adoption.

ACROSSING aims to combine the efforts of a multi-disciplinary network of 26 leading European research groups, industry partners, and user organisations, to develop an open SH technology infrastructure and train 15 ESRs across sectors on concepts and methodologies of SHs towards the PhD. To achieve this, ACROSSING designs 15 topically complementary research projects covering the four core SH research areas, i.e. sensing, context inference, human system interaction and service based infrastructure, and four main SH application categories, i.e. independent living with cognitive impairments, self-management of chronic diseases, wellbeing and empowerment of the elderly.

The ACROSSING network brings together all required knowledge, skills, and stakeholders to offer a comprehensive training programme including industry practice and longer-term benefit in establishing cross-institutional PhD programmes and further partner collaborations.


The project aims to make a critical contribution towards an open smart home technology infrastructure by interlinking disciplines from sensing technologies, context inferences and interaction and considering key principles of social impact, ethics, security and privacy.

Target group

The elderly

Impact for citizen

Develop technologies for smart-home based assisted living, including 4 specialised technology infrastructures, a shared experiment data repository and guidelines for smart home development based on best-practice demonstrators.

Impact for staff

The project aims to address the global ageing problem by implementing a multidisciplinary cross-sector pan-European training network of 15 Early Stage Researchers. The overall goal is to address existing challenges of Smart Home research by focusing on the development of technology infrastructures.

Economic impact

Increase European innovation capacity and competitiveness in smart home technology through the collaboration of industry and academia by integrating 4 ICT-driven application demonstrators as best-practice examples for the envisioned open SH technology infrastructure.

Cost of product


Life expectancy of product


Other costs of acquisition and setup


Expected annual costs 


Special requirements


Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?


Is the product intended for training purposes?


How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?


Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

The project has been exhibited in AAL Forum 2018 in Spain.

Experiences from practice (examples)


Cases stories

Check the ACROSSING website.