The Living Lab smart office space is a joint project of the TU Kaiserslautern and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). It serves the Department of Building Systems and Building Technology of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Hoffmann as an experimental space for innovations in the field of Personalized Environment and Ambient Intelligence.
In addition to new technical building approaches for the individual comfort of the users of buildings, building and room automation solutions with adaptive facades and adjustable lighting are developed.
In addition to comfort, the focus is always on energy-efficient building operation. Decentralised room conditioning relieves the load on the heating and air conditioning system and the building envelope regulates the solar input taking into account the risk of glare, thermal comfort and energy balance.
Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel, software and hardware developments from various DFKI research areas are also used and evaluated in the Living Lab.
As a Living Lab, it is not only a scientific research laboratory, but is also used as a temporary workplace by members of the TU Kaiserslautern and the DFKI. The people working in the Living Lab use the trend-setting technologies and at the same time act as test persons for evaluation and further development.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Hoffmann
Department of Building Systems and Building Technology
Phone: +49 631 205-2909
Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH
Head of Research Group Smart Data & Knowledge Services
Phone: +49 631 20575-1000