The IOTAP Lab

The IOTAP lab is a creative environment for research and development of IoT-based infrastructure and user interfaces. We are located on floor 5 in Niagara. Get in touch!

 

Experimentation with sensors is part of many research activities in the IOTAP lab.

Apart from exploring state-of-the-art technology in these areas, we also exhibit and demonstrate prototypes originating from ongoing IOTAP projects. As such, the IOTAP lab is a physical contact point for facilitating ongoing and emerging collaborations between existing and future IOTAP partners, researchers, and students. The lab is also a knowledge hub and network of people with extensive knowledge in prototyping IoT-based systems using state-of-the-art development platforms.

Do you have an idea for a cool or useful sensor-based interactive system but don’t know where to start? Talk to us! (Scroll down for contact details.)

The IOTAP lab is located on floor 5 in the Niagara building, Malmö University.

What can the lab be used for?

The lab can be used for rapid development of interactive and embedded IoT systems. The lab also constitutes a suitable environment for demonstrating new concepts and prototypes in general. Finally, it offers a few desktop workplaces for more traditional office work.

Do you have any projects or prototypes you want to showcase? We have plenty of space for demos, both physical and virtual.

Who is it for?

The lab is open to our researchers, students working in IOTAP-related projects, and to the various IOTAP partners, both commercial and academic.

Do you want to spend time in the lab? We provide access to the lab depending on relevance to the IOTAP research center and on currently available space.

What kind of equipment is there?

The lab offers a variety of equipment for prototyping and rapid development, virtual and augmented reality, and connectivity. We also offer physical space for your project to happen in.

Prototyping and rapid development
We have several Arduino models available for your project, ranging from tiny Adafruit boards and Arduino Nanos all the way up to the more powerful Genuino 101. We have a decently-sized selection of Arduino shields to extend your Arduino project’s connectivity. If you need something more powerful, we also offer Raspberry Pi 3. Naturally, we offer a wide variety of sensors and actuators for both platforms. To make things more interesting, we also offer 3D printing capabilities. We also have a number of Philips Hue kits.

Virtual and Augmented Reality
So you want to explore virtual, augmented and mixed realities? We currently offer a Microsoft Hololens and a number of Google Cardboards to make this happen.

Connectivity
The I in IOTAP stands for Internet. An IoT lab wouldn’t be an IoT lab without the possibility to connect your projects to the Internet. We offer a dedicated network for all things IoT, wireless as well as wired. We also offer several ways of connecting your projects through e.g. Zigbee, WiFi, GPRS, as well as more passive technologies, such as Bluetooth beacons and NFC/RFID.

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Spaces

Last but not least, the lab offers physical spaces. We have a meeting space for small meetings, four workspaces, a building space, and a lounge that doubles as a smart home lab environment.

What kind of help can I get?

The lab, and the people associated with it, can offer help with most aspects of your prototype development. We are able to help you with getting started designing your IoT artefact. We can also help you with choosing and getting up to speed with a relevant development platform, e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or Hololens. Our network of competencies include people experienced in:

  • Interaction design and technology
  • Sensor network architecture
  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Connectivity

Questions?

Contact lab coordinators Thomas Pederson or Johan Holmberg.

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