Wellness real estate and technology firm Delos will adopt IBM Cloud and cognitive technologies to discover insights in health and wellness and their connections to the design of indoor spaces.
Delos will use Watson and data analytics through IBM Bluemix cloud platform to create cognitive applications. Delos is generating data to measure the impact of the built environment on occupant health.
Through apps, co-developed by IBM, Delos expects to realize insights – utilizing the research data created at Delos Labs, Well Living Lab and Delos Applied Research units — to improve the design, construction and management of indoor space.
“We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, which is why it is critically important to ensure that indoor spaces are not only livable, but also healthy,” said Peter Scialla, chief operating officer at Delos.
Delos has tapped IBM because its expertise in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, and data analytic capabilities, including Watson cognitive computing.
The Well Living Lab, a collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic, conducts studies on the effects of indoor light, thermal comfort, acoustics, air quality, and more on the health and well-being of building occupants.
Delos and IBM developers, working out of the New York site of IBM’s Bluemix Garage network, are developing cloud apps.
First experiments involve simulations in the built environment that affect stress and productivity for office workers. IBM is working with Well Living Lab to develop an advanced data analytics platform to parse sensor and IoT data for health and wellness insights.
Shawn Murray, worldwide director, Bluemix Garage, IBM Cloud, said: “By infusing the Lab with advances in cloud innovation, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things, we believe we can help identify insights that deepen and accelerate this important research.”