Das Smart Living Lab der FH Technikum Wien.

Other project in Wien, Austria

Project category Other
Project type New project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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Twisted pair
Man hours 501 – 1.000
Man power 100+
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Project characteristics

This diagram shows the level of energy efficiency, innovation and ease of use in the project. The main characteristic is displayed in the centre.

Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Switching , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , CO2 / Humidity Measuring
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Security and Safety: Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Supervision (e.g. Cameras) , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access , Remote Programming , Messaging (e.g. SMS)
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Visualisation , Current Detection
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control , Home Appliances Control , Irrigation Control

Customer's description

Seit 10 Jahren beschäftigt sich die FH Technikum Wien mit Smart Homes, AAL und Assistierenden Technologien. Im Mai 2019 wurde das neue Smart Living Lab fertig gestellt. Auf über 250m2 Nutzfläche bestehend aus Wohnbereich, Nass- und Schlafraum, Küche und Seminarbereichen, ausgestattet mit moderner Smart Home und assistierender Technologie, steht uns nun ein ideales Labor für die zukünftige Lehre sowie spannende Forschungsprojekte zur Verfügung. Im Labor ist die erforderliche Infrastruktur verfügbar, um z.B. User Tests mit Betroffenen oder Erprobung und Integration von neuen Technologien zu ermöglichen. Es wurden typische Geräte wie TV, Radio, DVD Player, Tablets... eingerichtet und Smart Home Technologien für Licht, Heizung sowie Klimatisierung integriert. Zusätzlich sind eine Reihe alternativer Eingabeinterfaces bzw. Assistive Technologien (Eye Tracker, Lippenmäuse, ...) verfügbar, die mit dem Smart Home verknüpft sind und so eine Steuerung ermöglichen.

Contact information

Company name FH Technikum Wien
Company email praus@technikum-wien.at
Company website http://www.technikum-wien.at/bsa
Contact name Friedrich Praus
Contact function Planner