Fair Data: Responsible use of personal data

We generate more personal data than ever before. But because of privacy concerns, we only reluctantly share it. Companies and public organizations on the other hand are very interested in using this data to provide better services and products. This conflict between privacy and opportunity is what the Fair Data project investigates. Continue reading

Kroppsburna datorsystem som påverkar vårt undermedvetna

I mitten av april presenterade IOTAPs Thomas Pederson sin forskning på En akademisk kvart. I videon nedan berättar Thomas Pederson om hur dagens mobila enheter ofta avbryter oss när vi sysslar med annat – och vad vi kan göra åt saken.

Hur ska vi människor kunna hantera information som plötsligt dyker upp från ingenstans? Det vi kan göra är att designa teknologi och system som tar hänsyn till det sammanhang vi just nu befinner oss i, så kallade kontext-känsliga system. Vi kan alltså göra våra enheter smartare så att de inte pockar på vår uppmärksamhet när den behövs på annat […] Continue reading

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