Mesh Presenter: Making presentations more collaborative

The Mesh Presenter is a mobile application that makes meeting presentations more collaborative. The system was developed by interaction design student Felipe Erias Morandeira in collaboration with IOTAP partner Terranet.

How Mesh Presenter works
At the beginning of a meeting, people join the mesh network by tapping their phones together. They can now use their own devices to share images with the person in charge of the meeting, who decides if the new slide should appear on all devices, including the projector. By using mesh technology, the application can be used without having access to WiFi or 3G/4G/LTE.

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IoT demos at opening of Niagara

Smart street lights and food with sensors – these are a few of the demos that IOTAP will showcase at the inauguration of Niagara on October 16.

Put your legs to work and climb the stairs to floor number five. This is where IOTAP will exhibit demos and host a panel discussion with prominent guests like Bengt-Arne Molin (Sony Mobile) and Dan Olofsson (entrepreneur and philanthropist). The topic of the panel discussion is what implications Internet of Things could have for the citizens and the development of our region.

When and where?
October 16 at 1–2 PM in Niagara, […] Continue reading

Smart solutions to save energy in new research project

Concept development, implementation and a customer perspective. The whole chain is represented when Malmö University, together with the companies Noda and Karlshamn Energi, starts a two-year research project. The aim is to create smart and energy-saving solutions for production and distribution of energy.

The project is a part of the national strategic innovation program within the Internet of Things, initiated by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

“The main goal of the project is to make the IT systems of the energy supplier – for the production and distribution of district heating – collaborate with the connected equipment that […] Continue reading

Smart street lights save energy and increase traffic safety

What if every car, bike and pedestrian had their own sphere of light? Lights could be dimmed when nobody is around (saving energy) – lights could turn red when you are over the speed limit (increasing traffic safety).

Text: Jonas Löwgren

This demo, developed in the ECOS project, illustrates a scalable Internet of Things-style implementation where the lamp posts handle all the sensing and computation in a distributed fashion. The lamp posts are connected in a ring architecture and communicate only with their neighbors; there is no central server.

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Possible to map data from smart door locks

More and more people use smart door locks to control access to their house or apartment. These door locks are often wirelessly connected to the Internet, which poses several security and privacy challenges.

A recent study on a door lock readily available on the market shows that the encryption of data sent between the door lock and the central router could be improved. With the current encryption, it is possible for a technically skilled person to find out what kind of data is communicated by the lock. This means that you can find out when a person locks or unlocks […] Continue reading

“The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society”—Topic of the first IOTAP seminar

SEMINAR AUG 24 – The first article to be presented and discussed in the IOTAP seminar series is Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society.

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ABSTRACT – The increasing generation and collection of personal data has created a complex ecosystem, often collaborative but sometimes combative, around companies and individuals engaging in the use of these data. We propose that the interactions between these agents warrants a new topic of study: Human-Data Interaction (HDI). In this paper we discuss how HDI sits at the intersection of various disciplines, including computer science, statistics, […] Continue reading

Mobile services for more sustainable energy consumption

The website energinyheter.se writes about the recently completed Elis project:

“Both housing companies as well as energy companies have an interest in mobile services that could contribute to more sustainable energy consumption. A project in Malmö demonstrates that it is possible to implement such solutions into existing buildings. But, to develop more advanced services has other requirements.”

» Read the full article (in Swedish).

The article is based on an interview with Ulrik Eklund (IOTAP, Malmö University), following his presentation at an IoT conference in Lund. See Eklund’s presentation in the video player below, or on Vimeo.

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IOTAP seminar series and PhD course

PhD students studying computer science, interaction design, or other related area are now welcome to enroll in the Internet of Things and People PhD course.

The IOTAP seminar series will start on August 24, and then every other Monday. At each occasion, one IOTAP-related research article will be presented and discussed.

The seminars are open for everybody interested, and for PhD students it is possible to follow the seminar series in terms of a PhD course (5 credits).

» Read more about and enroll in this course