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By Enacer
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About this project

 

 

 

 

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Do you have any questions, concerns or remarks? Please contact us and we'll be happy to address them!

 

Size:172 x 63 x 56 mm
Weight: 0.8kg
Range: 0.4 - 8m
Operating System: Ubuntu
CPU: Quad-core Cortex A17 Up to 1.8GHz
GPU: Mali-T7 600MHz
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, MicroSD

 

 Heimdall detects falls, wandering and other accidents. In most apartment style homes, one Heimdall is sufficient. Even though it can't see everything directly, it knows when someone enters or leaves and where in the apartment they currently reside. It will monitor the life style and detect deviations from regular patterns. By choosing a good position in a hallway or living room, Heimdall will know something is up soon after it happens.

Once an accident has been detected, care givers will be warned directly on their mobile device using text or phone call. Optionally, recordings of the situation can be viewed.

 

Privacy is 100% guaranteed by using Heimdall. Nothing is sent anywhere unless you tell it to, and all communication is securely encrypted.

 

 

 

 

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Enacer consists of four entrepreneurial experts in AI that met in the RoboCup@Home team from the University of Groningen. We are all skilled in in artificial intelligence and computer science.

Egbert van der Wal, MSc - Software Engineer
Christof Oost, BSc - Product Design & Marketing
Ron Snijders, MSc - Sensor & Electronics Specialist
Amir Shantia, MSc/PhD candidate - AI Architect & Marketing

In addition to our main scientific educations, we successfully participated in the mini-MBA VentureLab North, a programme that helps young entrepeneurs develop the skills essential to successfully starting and growing a business.

The E-Team, from left to right: Christof, Egbert, Ron and Amir.
The E-Team, from left to right: Christof, Egbert, Ron and Amir.

 

 

Orbbec3D is a US based company producing 3D sensors and computing ardware. One of their products is the Persee, which serves as the foundation of Heimdall, and our software is built on top of it.

 

What do we need the funding for, you might ask. As with any Kickstarter project, there's lots of overhead we need to take into account. Kickstarter fees and Dutch taxes take up a significant part of the money. Unfortunately, there's not a lot we can do about this. The rewards itself also cost money to produce, of course. The following pie chart shows the distribution of the funds we raise. As you can see, about 20% of the total budget will be available to spend on development.

 

Our product is building on the Orbbec Persee 3D-camera / computer which is already in production. Our software prototype is functional.

Once the campaign has been successfully funded, we will directly order the hardware for our backers and finish development of the software.

We see the following potential risks:

  • Our supplier could not able to provide us with some or all of the devices. We will limit the financial implications by making solid agreements on payments with our supplier, and the technical implications by resorting to alternative suppliers.
  • We could, for whatever (highly unlikely) reason not be able to finish the software. In this situation, we will install the latest version of the protoype software including available documentation on the devices that have been delivered to us, and ship them out to our backers.
  • In case of whatever (highly unlikely) reason we will be forced to shut down the company, the previous bullet applies as well, and in addition, we will release all our code produced thus far as a GPLv3 licensed open source project on GitHub.

We guarantee you we will do everything we can to avoid any of the three mentioned risks and any other unforeseen risks and we have the fullest confidence that we will be able to ship out Heimdalls in the course of 2017.

Risks and challenges

See above.

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