To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Save energy with friends
- ICT CityPulse
Smart meters will be installed in more and more households in the next years. Although Bob can now get a detailed daily report of his energy spending, saving energy is still a boring activity and long-term engagement is hard. With the new Facebook app EnergySaver Bob can compete with his friends for becoming the energy saving king. Bob was very excited to get his new smart meter. The new electricity meter can measure electricity usage, and will send the data every 15 minutes to the operator. Bob can then check his usage on the operator's web page. Still, saving energy is a boring task. Bob is now using the new EnergySaver Facebook. After allowing data transfer, EnergySaver automatically imports Bob's historical electricity usage data. In the future EnergySaver will periodically import current data or get real time data. Every week Bob gets a notification telling him how much energy he used last week, and how much he saved compared to the weeks (or years) before. EnergySaver also includes a leaderboard where Bob can compare his energy usage and the amount of saved energy with his friends. He can then publish these notifications. Bob now buys a new refrigerator to finally become king.