New York -- Delos and KB Home announced a collaboration to introduce Wellness Homes to new homebuyers. KB Home plans to offer Delos’ Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence Network in select KB Home communities in the California market, ahead of an envisioned national rollout.
Darwin is a powerfully responsive platform that passively monitors and calibrates the home environment to help support the health and well-being of occupants. This system brings together a proprietary sensor-monitoring platform and solutions across air filtration, water purification, circadian lighting and comfort features. The collaboration marks Delos’ first partnership with a volume production homebuilder in the U.S. Darwin offers a fully-integrated, scientifically-supported solution to improve overall well-being.
“From years of experience and extensive research, we know that our indoor environments can impact physical, emotional and cognitive health outcomes,” said Paul Scialla, Delos CEO and founder. “Our collaboration with KB Home helps make Darwin even more accessible and provides an incredible opportunity to help improve the health and well-being of everyday Americans.”
Delos is a title sponsor for KB Home ProjeKt, a full-scale, immersive experience of “where tomorrow lives” debuting in conjunction with CES this month. The home features Darwin and is voice-enabled through the Google Home system. ProjeKt leverages the latest smart and sustainable living technologies to create a home that is designed to support health and wellness and adapts to its owner’s needs.
“The introduction of the Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence Network is a natural extension of Delos’ leading science and research. Delos’ partnership with KB Home, an industry leader in sustainability, helps advance the company’s mission to make improved health, well-being and happiness available to all households,” said Deepak Chopra, Delos advisory board member.
Leveraging Delos’ position as the pioneer of wellness real estate, and building on seven years of research with leading experts and institutions, the Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence Network is a groundbreaking offering that seeks to turn a home into a catalyst for enhanced health, well-being and performance. Using proprietary software, wellness algorithms and sensor technologies, Darwin has been engineered to integrate seamlessly into existing smart-home and smart-assistant platforms, or to stand alone in cases where smart-home technology is not installed in the home.
“We are pleased to offer Delos’ groundbreaking Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence Network,” says Dan Bridleman, KB Home senior vice president of sustainability, technology and strategic sourcing. “At KB Home, we believe healthy home features will be an important component in the future of homebuilding. Darwin is one of the core technologies implemented in KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives and the response has been outstanding.”
Air quality sensors are installed in the home and are monitored by proprietary algorithms that intuitively recognize when air quality drops below pre-set levels and automatically trigger the air purification system to remediate poor air quality. Water filtration solutions are selected to remediate geographically-important water quality issues at all water sources in the home. Dynamic circadian lighting systems that mimic the natural sun patterns throughout the day are utilized to balance sleep-wake cycles. Energizing bright light in the morning transitions to calming warm light in the evening to help homeowner’s body produce melatonin and prepare for a restful night’s sleep, leaving homeowners more rested, refreshed and recharged. Comfort-focused technologies in the bedroom, including dynamic temperature control and automatic blackout shades, create a supportive and comfortable sleep environment that minimizes disturbances and promotes restful nights. Dawn simulation scenes and sounds of nature provide a more natural and gentle way to wake up.
The Darwin dashboard delivers the wellness status of the home and provides key information about how the home is performing, including real-time air quality monitoring, pollutant information and research-based wellness algorithms and experiences that can be customized to fit your lifestyle and needs. Darwin can be controlled from a smartphone app, stand-alone tablet, Google Home integration and various home automation systems, giving the freedom to control and access the dashboard from any room in the home.
Key to Darwin’s adaptability is a wide range of curated third-party products approved by Delos Labs, a multi-disciplinary research and development arm of Delos that collaborates with top industry experts as well as leading academic and medical institutions globally. Delos continues to engineer APIs into a growing library of compatible products and devices, as part of the Darwin network.
Delos has fostered research collaborations with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, a board of doctors from the Columbia University Medical Center and architects, scientists and wellness thought leaders to introduce wellness standards, programs and solutions into the built environment. Delos established the Well Living Lab in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the world’s first lab committed to researching the real-world impacts of the indoor environment on human health, well-being and performance.
For more information, visit delos.com.