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50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World

Libelium presented a catalogue of sensor applications in areas such as smart cities, smart environment, smart water, smart energy metering, security, retail, logistics, manufacturing, smart agriculture, smart animal farming, home automation, and e-health.

Since 2008, there are more objects connected to the Internet than persons in the world and this figure will hit 50 billion by 2020. Smart cities, full of sensors will help improve lifestyles, machines talking to machines, and people and objects jump into the Internet adding layers of data and complexity. The virtual Internet becomes more physical. We enter the Internet of Things era.

Libelium believes that IoT requires an open platform capable of dealing with different technologies, communication protocols, and sensor databases. Libelium released WASPMOTE, The Wiresless Sensor Network Platform as open source, horizontal and modular platform enabling developers design and deploy sensor applications.

Hundreds apps have developed over WASPMOTE. 50 of them are presented in the catalogue below. Selected smart city applications are about

01.Smart Parking: Monitoring of parking spaces availability in the city.

02.Structural health: Monitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments.

03.Noise Urban Maps: Sound monitoring in bar areas and centric zones in real time.

04.Traffic Congestion: Monitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes.

05.Smart Lightning: Intelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights.

06.Waste Management: Detection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes.

07.Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart Roads and Intelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.

Source: Libelium – 50 sensor applications for a smarter world

Download the Catalogue (11,6 MB): Libelium_50_sensor_applications


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The Automation of Rio: Smart City or Digital Tyranny? | Humanizing Technology | Big Think

The Automation of Rio: Smart City or Digital Tyranny? | Humanizing Technology | Big Think | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The Automation of Rio: Smart City or Digital Tyranny?

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WMMNA: What Makes A City Smart? @PSFK

WMMNA: What Makes A City Smart? @PSFK | Urban Life | Scoop.it
One of the winning projects from Making Future Work combines digital technology with biometrics to create prototypes which investigate the emergence of the 'smart-city.'...

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Smart City. Tecnologías emergentes para el funcionamiento urbano

Smart City. Tecnologías emergentes para el funcionamiento urbano | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Aprovecho el verano para dejar en un documento unificado los posts que publiqué hace ya unos meses sobre el tema de las smart cities, que tanta avalancha de información ha generado en los últimos tiempos. Eran unos cuantos artículos que trataban de organizar algo las diferentes perspectivas de análisis sobre una cuestión compleja por la alta atención que está recibiendo, los enfoques y acercamientos diversos que implica y las visiones contradictorias con las que también se empieza a utilizar.


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Au Portugal, la ville intelligente c'est pour maintenant

Au Portugal, la ville intelligente c'est pour maintenant | Urban Life | Scoop.it

La ville «intelligente et douée de sensation» est pour bientôt. D’ici 2015, la PlanIT Valley, une cité de 150.000 habitants devrait sortir de terre au Portugal. Sa particularité? Près de 100 millions de capteurs seront disséminés dans toutes ses infrastructures, permettant de moduler presque tous les aspects de la vie de ses habitants, explique le site d’information Salon.

Le projet, chiffré à 25 milliards d’euros, prévoit de relier chaque capteur en réseau à un ordinateur central dénommé UOS et construit en partenariat avec CISCO, contrôlant la ville avec le minimum d’interventions humaines possible.

Les promoteurs expliquent que cette technologie sera mise au service de l'écologie. Les capteurs devraient permettent d’utiliser au mieux les ressources naturelles. Les promoteurs annoncent vouloir réduire la consommation d'eau de 80% par rapport à une ville normale et celle d'énergie de 50%.


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Digital Urban: CASA Smart Cities Conference Report

Digital Urban: CASA Smart Cities Conference Report | Urban Life | Scoop.it

Last Friday (April 20th) over 350 members of the public attended our Smart Cities ‘Bridging Physical and Digital’ open day and conference at Senate House, London. The full day of talks, accompanied by the Smart Cities exhibition, was aimed at opening a discussion on the meaning behind the Smart City and, perhaps more importantly, how to make it a reality.


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The Smartest Cities Will Use People as Their Sensors

The Smartest Cities Will Use People as Their Sensors | Urban Life | Scoop.it
By networking individuals and their gadgets, urban apps will tell inhabitants what is happening all around them, in real time...
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