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
- environment, energy
Martin lives in Odense in a big house furnished with a lot of household machines. His purpose is to monitor in a very easy and intuitive way levels of domestic energy consumption, expenses, release of CO2 in the atmosphere, etc. For this reason he has recently installed a little panel whereon he can draw/erase circuits through a special conductive ink. The panel is divided in three parts: on the left side there is a list of all the electrical appliances he has got, which are all integrated with smart meters that measure and communicate information on levels of energy usage/consumption/carbon footprint. The middle part is constituted by a “whiteboard” where he can draw or erase, through a conductive ink pen, circuits “connecting” the household machines (left side of the panel) to the right side of panel, which contains a list of all the variables (e.g.: hourly energy consumption, carbon footprint, average electricity expenses, etc.) he wants to monitor. Just below the name of each variable there is a small LED screen that shows the numerical value related to that peculiar variable. Hence, by erasing and drawing circuits Martin can easily collect and visualise – even in 3D – a series of information about performance and sustainability of his domestic appliances. By doing so, he can better plan and manage their usage and maintenance and raise his level of energy/environmental impact awareness.