Making IoT data actionable

IoT devices create and deliver massive amounts of data that humans are ill-equipped to deal with. What is needed is highly contextualized and personalized information. DocFactory IoT is a platform that makes the data from IoT devices actionable. Continue reading

Seminar invitation: Visions for Swedish Smart Cities

This is an invitation to participate in a seminar on smart cities. The seminar will focus on how Internet of Things-based technologies can play a role in sustainable urban development. The seminar starts with presentations by representatives from Digital Malmö and from the regional industry. The presentations are followed by discussions. Continue reading

Share data for the common good

The Citizen Science application from Sony Mobile enables the users to contribute to research projects, allowing them to act as remote sensors for all types of data as they go through their daily life. Together with researchers, users can share their data by participating in projects together with scientists and industry that can improve society. Continue reading

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