The apartment of tomorrow
will be packed with technology.
It will have a high level of functionality
and our usage will be radically different.
But how will we interact with smart homes?
How will they affect our behaviour?
And how can technology improve our living
conditions and well-being?
HUT, the Human At Home Project,
will answer all these questions.
A real laboratory, this observational
apartment will be inhabited
24 hours a day by occupants who will live
there for one year.
Dedicated to the scientific analysis
of the usage of tomorrow,
measurement tools placed in the apartment
will allow a team of
and innovative companies
to better design the apartment of the
future for the occupant of the future.
The concept for this smart observational
apartment originated quite simply.
From prior observation, technological
advancements in and of themselves
we know them, we measure them.
On the other hand, what’s missing is
information on the use of this technology.
The way in which people will adapt to,
use or refuse this technology.
The composition of the team is
There are specialists in hard science,
sensor specialists, and others.
Then you have the medical experts,
you have the human and social science
specialists, like myself, a legal expert
but others are linguists, historians,
All of this, effectively,
to be able to understand
what the usage of tomorrow will be
and how we will incorporate this
technology to consider how to live better,
meaning, in the apartment of tomorrow,
how we can live happier
and with greater comfort, every one of us,
that’s what stood out to us
as the most important thing.
I volunteered for this project because
it is a study that is unique,
that has never existed before.
I thought it was pretty good
to be able to think about
improving citizens’ living conditions.
I study Law and I know I will be able
to ask the scientists questions,
I will be able to ask them how they are
going to resolve the question of
protecting the citizens’ data,
their personal data.
I find that super enriching.
I’m excited, I can’t wait to live there,
they’re apartments that are high-tech
I can’t wait to really get involved in
the project, for it to be real.
The HUT lab apartment, that we are going
to equip with sensors is, for us,
the unique opportunity to put the
functionality of these sensors to the test
in the real world.
Our expectations are, in some sense,
to be able to collect
with other researchers, information
that we, as manufacturers
would not know to look for ourselves.
For example, the machine interface,
how a user reacts to a connected sensor.
With the apartment of the future, the
we will also be able to anticipate the
next tasks for research and development
so that the sensors of tomorrow match
the users of tomorrow.
We’re also expecting, overall, from the
researchers participating in this project
feedback, very useful feedback
that will allow us to improve our sensors
and develop the sensors of the future.
Working with a different field is not
something we really
have the opportunity to do
at school usually.
It was really the
only real scientific research project
with a real issue and real expectations,
so that is super motivating.
It’s a bit scary but it’s super motivating.
My expectations regarding this project
are, above all,
to become more professional
with real specifications to follow,
a real budget to manage,
expectations at the end especially.
That is motivating me to get a dual degree
relating to project management, for example.
When I leave school, I’ll be able to say I’ve
already had a real professional experience
or rather, a professionalising experience.
As you can see, HUT is a unique scientific project
through the wide diversity of
the variety of disciplines represented
and its global approach,
centered around people.