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City Of Yokohama

[Press Invitation] ITOP Yokohama House of the Future Project 2nd Proof of Concept IoT Smart Home Open House for Press


*This event is only for foreign media.


- Date and Time: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018

- Location: Sotetsu Bunka Kaikan parking lot (4-3-28, Ryokuen, Izumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)

- Openings: 5

- There will be a Japanese-English interpreter


*Click here for details on the House of the Future Project 2nd Proof of Concept (Japanese only)

*Click here for details on the origins of the House of the Future Project and on the 1st Proof of Concept (Japanese only)




With the goal of supporting a pleasant life and dealing with future social issues, the ITOP Yokohama House of the Future Project was started in June 2017 by the City of Yokohama, NTT Docomo, and And Factory, with the first proof of concept carried out from December 2017 to February 2018.


■Overview of First Proof of Concept

- Time: December 25, 2017—February 28, 2018

- Place: Futamatagawa (Sotetsu Rozen Sachigaoka parking lot)

- Participants: 6 people

- Details: The participants spent one week living normally in an IoT smart home, where various devices measured them, and all the appliances in the house were controlled from their smartphone. Changes in the participants’ sleeping, diet, and health before and after were evaluated and tested, along with changes in activities.

- Results: Learned of participants’ satisfaction and activity patterns





For the second proof of concept, Toppan Printing, Shiseido, Sanwa Shutter Corporation, Green Blue Corporation, and Foo.log Inc. have joined the project, for a total of 10 partners involved, and both the smart home features and the data to be collected have been expanded.


■Second Proof of Concept New Features

Company New Feature
Sanwa Shutter Corporation Device-controlled shutters installed
Shiseido Personalized skincare machine
foo.log Analyzes images of food eaten, provides advice
Green Blue Corporation Environmental measurement device installed outside, measures difference with interior Toppan Printing: Collects resident movement through floor sensors
Toppan Printing Collects resident movement through floor sensors

(See the URL linked above for details (Japanese only))


■Proof of Concept Details

As in the first proof of concept, participants will live normally in the IoT smart home for one week, with evaluations and tests of changes in participants' conditions, attitude, and activities before and after. With permission from the participants, the data collected will be used anonymously to contribute to future proofs of concept.

Proof of Concept Timespan: Tuesday, June 12, 2018–Monday, September 24, 2018


■House of the Future Project

The House of the Future Project was started in June 2017 to collect data from residents using IoT in a living space, and feedback that data to support a comfortable, healthy lifestyle, with the future goals of responding to disasters and helping seniors live independently.


■What is ITOP Yokohama?

This platform aims to exercise the strengths of Yokohama’s economy, combining craftsmanship and the IT industry, in order to create business opportunities using the IoT (as well as big data, AI, robots, and more), and comprehensively carry out collaboration, project promotion, human resources development, and more. The goal is to establish individual projects from these initiatives, creating new business models, supporting innovation by SMEs, and contributing to the solution of social issues.


■Open House Schedule

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

10:00~10:15 Explanation of House of the Future Project

10:15~10:45 Smart Home open house (filming and photographing devices, explanations of devices)

10:45~11:00 Interview with proof of concept participants


*Click here for a video introducing the House of the Future Project (Japanese only)



[Application] Please send the following information by e-mail to:

(Person in charge: Ayako Sato (ms.), Foreign Press Center Japan)


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(2) Affiliated institution:

(3) Institution type (newspaper, magazine, TV, etc.):

(4) Country affiliation:

(5) E-mail address:

(6) Mobile phone number:

(7) Other (Requests etc.):




Ayako Sato, Strategic Communications Division, Foreign Press Center Japan

TEL: 03-3501-5251 | Email:


Photos: Smart Home interior and exterior

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