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Outdoor Pilot Project Workshop

Date: 31st of May 2017

The Outdoor Pilot Workshop, took place on the 31st of May in Belgium, hosted by IOS and SENS, and was focused on the management’s impressions about the usefulness of the solution. In this event, the application and results of the outdoor pilot were presented.

We started with the application and did a drill down to crunch what the numbers meant. Real time numbers first and after drill down to a specific cleaning day to see what cottages took longer than others. The objective numbers for each cottage were great, and helped them to set more reasonable goals for cleaning specific types of cottages.

It also showed the routes taken and the order in which cottages were visited. She mentioned that only the times it took to clean a cottage were already enough to draw conclusions. We equipped one cottage with more beacons (5) to see the distribution of work inside. This would help to review the times allocated for each part of the cottage. Also the activity lever per room could be very interesting.

In conclusion, the management is very interested to keep the system operational for a few months so they can get objective times and causes for stress. They are mostly interested in high level aggregated information and not in detailed info. The cleaning ladies are not bothered by the device but don't want to interact with it (claiming they don't have the time for it).

We believe the best result that can come out of this is that the times per cottage type are modified based on the numbers of the pilot. This will enable the planners to spread the workload evenly without causing stress to some cleaning ladies.



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The project Active@Work nº AAL-2013-6-140 has received funding from AAL JP, co-funded by the European Commission and National Funding Authorities: Ministerio de industria, energía y Turismo of Spain (Minetur); FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in Portugal, Government agency for Innovation by Science and Technology of Belgium (IWT); and State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of Switzerland.

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