MAGIC joins NIST Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) with Smart Home Project

  • MAGIC
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
WESTMINSTER, MD – Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is proud to announce the MAGIC Smart Home Project has recently joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) GCTC Health SuperCluster. The MAGIC Smart Home Project is a demonstration of telemedicine, sensors and in-home intelligence, connected by software defined networking and utilizing the Westminster Fiber Network, to create the fundamental unit of a truly Smart Community. Supported by the IoT Group at Intel, partner companies Westminster Security, K4Connect, and EntryPoint Networks work with MAGIC to configure, test and demonstrate cutting edge technologies which benefit both residents and staff. The Smart Home demonstration sites are managed by Target Community and Educational Services, which provides residential services to adults with intellectual disabilities. Working with local health care providers, the project’s goal is to demonstrably improve the health status of the residents using in home telemedicine technologies.

Multi-Team SuperClusters

NIST’s GCTC establishes multi-team SuperClusters to take on grand challenges too big for any single city team to tackle. Examples include multi-city resilience to large-scale natural disasters, intelligent transportation systems that work in any city, and regional air quality improvements through coordinated local action. This initiative brings together groups of communities formed around lead cities — Portland, Oregon; Atlanta, Georgia; Newport News, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Bellevue, Washington; Kansas City, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri — to work with NIST and its collaborators, including DOT, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, NSF, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the International Trade Administration, the Economic Development Administration, IBM, AT&T, CH2M, Verizon, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Intel, US Ignite, and Urban-X, to develop blueprints for shared solutions that will be collaboratively implemented in multiple cities and communities.

“We’re delighted to have MAGIC and the City of Westminster participating in the challenge and join the SuperCluster.” said Sokwoo Rhee, associate director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program, NIST and program lead of GCTC. “I look forward to our collaboration with MAGIC and the City of Westminster in GCTC 2017.”

Intelligent Home Environments for the Developmentally Disabled
“Intel is happy to support the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC), and the City of Westminster MD in the design and development of a Smart Community project focused on delivering an intelligent home environment for developmentally disabled individuals. This effort will add real time intelligence and remote monitoring capabilities to key functional areas in the home such as security, energy, chronic care management, wellness, and general home automation”, said Intel Vice President, Jonathan Ballon.

“The MAGIC Smart Home Project is the first of many MAGIC initiatives that leveraging the power of the unique broadband infrastructure available in the City of Westminster and Carroll County. I can’t wait to see what innovations, partnerships, and products emerge from this incredible collaboration!” said Jason Stambaugh, MAGIC executive director.

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