The Residential Load Monitoring Project aims to improve energy consumers’ knowledge of their consumption by placing simple instrumentation sensor nodes around the home combined with “smart agents” to manage timing of energy use vs. price. UCSC CITRIS provided laboratory space to this group. Professor Mantey provided direction and partial funding (via a 2008 CITRIS Seed grant for Modeling Electrical Usage in Residential Load Groups that funded the work of Professor Auslander, UC Berkeley, and that of Professor Mantey). Work at UC Santa Cruz has included a “senior design project” of students in SOE to design and build the sensors and system for this work.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.