Context-aware gaming

Making public transport more attractive is an important step to reduce carbon emissions caused by travel. The smartphone game Bus Runner, which is based on beacon technology and open data, is an attempt to make riding the bus more attractive by turning it into a game. Continue reading

Rapid prototyping for the smart home

Smart home products and services are often developed using proprietary and closed platforms. This of course offers stable and secure environments, but can at the same time be a roadblock for rapid prototyping and collaborative creativity. One way of going around the issue is to develop on top of existing platforms and providing a secondary mechanism (based on open standards) for defining and executing services in the smart home. Continue reading

Smart learning analytics

Collaborative learning activities are an essential part of education and are part of many teaching approaches including problem-based learning and project-based learning. However, in open-ended collaborative small group work, evidence on the effectiveness of using these learning activities are hard to find. The PELARS project explores how multimodal learning analytics can generate information about what happens when students are engaged in collaborative, project-based learning activities. Continue reading

Dynamic ”best before” dates

It is estimated that a third of all food in the EU is discarded. A major reason for this is the static ”best before” date that both consumers and actors in the food supply chain use when accepting or rejecting a product. To address this, the DynahMat project has developed a concept that enables dynamic shelf-life prediction. Continue reading

“The elusive nature of privacy” | Reflections from PerLS 2017

PerLS 2017 was the first international workshop on pervasive smart living spaces. Here’s a reflection by IOTAP PhD candidate Joseph Bugeja, whose main research interest is to identify and manage risks in smart environments.

By Joseph Bugeja

Pervasive technologies such as smart homes, smart office buildings and smart cities are changing the landscape of today’s living spaces. These technologies provide a way to tap into the daily routines of their users with the ultimate goal to improve our ways and quality of life and human experience. PerLS 2017 was the first international workshop on pervasive smart living spaces. It was organized […] Continue reading

Shahram Jalaliniya wants to create new possibilities using technology

While some people are still amazed that we can carry a computer in our pocket, Shahram Jalaliniya is looking for the next step in wearable technology. As a postdoc researcher at the Internet of Things and People research center, he wants to find new ways for us to work with computers, and for computers to work with us.

“My research explores eye-based interaction with smart objects, a totally different design space from the classical human-computer interaction.”

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During his recent PhD studies at IT University of Copenhagen, Shahram designed a wearable system for surgeons in […] Continue reading

Two open PhD positions

Two PhD student positions in computer science with focus on “internet of things and people” have been announced. Both positions concern participation in projects of the Internet of Things and People research center in collaboration with a number of industrial partners.

Last date for applications is December 11, 2016.

» The first position is within embedded intelligence and interaction technology, and relates to data mining, adaptive and learning systems, with a particular focus on context-awareness to create engaging user experiences and meaningful designs. The research will be carried out in application areas that are of interest for the industrial partners, e.g. user-activity and self-tracking […] Continue reading

Pilot projects on smart public environments

The Internet of Things and People research center at Malmö University participates in a Vinnova-funded project on smart solutions in public environments.

The research project Smart Public Environments—which also includes Lund University, Lund Municipality and the City of Malmö—will carry out two sub-projects. The first, which focuses on the outdoor environment, will by means of different types of sensors map the flow of vehicles and cargo at Lund Central Station. The second sub-project deals with the indoor environment:

“People have different lighting needs. We will look at how to make lighting more flexible based on how people use a room […] Continue reading

Open event on the Internet, things and people

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On November 15, the Internet of Things and People (IOTAP) research center at Malmö University hosted an open event. The center’s application areas were presented and the visitors could then try prototypes and discuss with the researchers. The event attracted more than one hundred visitors including current and future collaboration partners, students, and researchers.

“An increasing number of physical products are today connected to the Internet. This development, known as the Internet of Things, can […] Continue reading