Dar Calor wins Santa Casa Challenge 2017

Dar Calor project developed by SERNIS was the great winner of the Social Action area of the Santa Casa Challenge digital innovation contest.

The final pitch was held yesterday at the Convento São Pedro de Alcântara. In this session, the seventeen finalists presented their projects and answered questions from the jury constituted by members of AICEP, Caixa de Crédito Agrícola Mútuo, Montepio Geral, NOS, Fábrica de startups, Federação Nacional de Associações de Business Angels, Fraunhofer, Microsoft  and elements of each of the intervention areas of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.

As the winner, SERNIS will develop a pilot project on the equipment or services of SCML or others indicated by it.

About the project: 

DAR CALOR is a kit that aims to help the homeless and the elderly who live alone and isolated to face the cold spells during the winter. 

The homeless kit is composed by a sleeping bag with the carbon fiber technology, battery, box and controller.  The Elderly People kit is composed by a blanket with that technology.

Our controller uses a software system that provides a high level of intelligence to the device. The efficient and intelligent power management allows a high number of operating hours with just one battery charge.

The heating is achieved through a new technology of carbon fiber which enables its operation by low voltage, make it possible to work under adverse conditions - even under water

The technology translates into a secure system - without short circuits related problems – that can work at 12V.

DAR CALOR sleeping bag can be easily cleaned in the washing machine.