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.
- ICT CityPulse
- energy, crowd sourcing
Jan and Louise own a club in Copenhagen and want to find a way to attract more people and to lower electricity consumption. They recently discovered an innovative product that is likely to make their disco as one of the coolest and environmentally friendly of the city. The idea is to install a grid of networked piezoelectric sensors below the floor which are able to produce energy (electricity) once someone makes pressure on them, while walking around – or dancing. The piezo elements can also act as loud speakers, this way contributing to improve the quality of the acoustic experience in the club, by creating an impacting 3D audio environment. Jan and Louise find this product very relevant for their business as they manage to save up to 30% of the electricity costs and to attract a higher number of customers during the weekends.