This village is an NHS Healthy new town which will utilise smart-ready homes and communities [1]. Some of the village priorities include pushing telehealth, healthy communities, and creating dementia-friendly homes for lifelong living. My contributions have so far focused on exploring the digital plumbing for smart-ready, configurable, lifelong living homes. Additionally, I have supervised undergraduate projects exploring novel individual and community engagements in the context of this village.


  1. Sumi Helal and Christopher N Bull. From Smart Homes to Smart-ready Homes and Communities. In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 47.3 (2019), pp. 157–163. | DOI