City Terms: Physical Web

What is Physical Web?

 

 

“The Physical Web is an effort to extend the core superpower of the web –the URL- to everyday physical objects”. Scott Jenson.

Thanks to hardware devices called Beacons, Physical Web creates a communication channel that connects the physical and virtual worlds using the Bluetooth Low Energy connection to send “push” notifications to nearby Smartphones that are in their range of action. This connection does not need any tracker native app, only with Google Chrome installed and with bluetooth switched on every user can interact with digital content directly in this physical point.

 

¿Qué es Physical Web?

“Physical Web intenta extender los superpoderes de la Web (URL) a todos los objetos físicos cotidianos”. Sott Jenson.

Mediante unos dispositivos hardware llamados Beacons, Physical Web crea un canal de comunicación que conecta el mundo físico y el virtual, utilizando la conexión Bluetooth de bajo consumo para enviar notificaciones “push” por proximidad a los Smartphone que se encuentran en su radio de acción. Esta conexión no necesita ninguna app rastreadora nativa, solo con tener instalado el navegador Google Chrome en el dispositivo inteligente y con el Bluetooth encendido, el usuario puede interactuar con el contenido digital asignado a un lugar directamente en este punto físico.

 

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Sustainable city to become Smart City

 

 

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go”

Terri Swearingen

More and more municipalities need to monitor a large number of variables to optimize resources and provide a good service to citizens. What is the objective? Improve management through cost reduction, offer more efficient services and reduce the environmental footprint; But also to act in other areas, such as the control of air and noise pollution, citizen participation and smart tourism. In conclusion become a Smart City.

With the integration of new information and communication technologies into socio-economic, political and environmental-related plans, collaboration between cities and administrations is promoted. For this reason, the use of new systems of monitoring allows to know the energy expenditure, being able to focus efforts and finding out where to act. The Smart Spot, in addition to monitor the energy expenditure, favor the communication with the citizen, allowing the participation and generating other type of cultural and business opportunities.

Smart Spots are able to establish defined urban functions and promote the degree of participation among citizens, governments and the private sector. This contributes to ensuring informed participation to create shared knowledge for urban governance purposes and to provide a platform that provides a simple way to view evolution and interpret data.

In this way, technology has become a fundamental tool. And is that, thanks to it is possible to predict measure and control the energy consumption of all agents that are part of a Smart City.

In addition the Smart Spot is able to measure the noise level with the aim of creating more sustainable cities. Our auditory threshold ranges from 75db (A) to 125db (A), the noise pollution we are exposed to every day can cause serious health problems, such as hearing trauma, causing hearing loss; elevation of auditory threshold and other disorders not intimately related to the auditory system such as stress, insomnia, depressive symptoms, lack of concentration and effects on memory; Disorders that significantly affect our standard of living and are important to control. It is imperative to monitor the noise threshold of the atmosphere to focus actions and protect our health, optimizing resources and improving the standard of living of citizens.

These technological solutions make it possible to optimize energy consumption. Through the sensor network of Ubiquitous HOP we obtain the necessary information to realize calculations of the optimal consumption in each moment of the process of a Smart City. With this information the current situation is known, a history is built and it allows establishing predictive patterns with which to know the forecast of demand in the future, adapting the energy consumption and thus saving energy.

The main objective is to develop solutions that facilitate and reinforce the measures taken by the municipalities against climate change. That’s why we build applications that show real-time energy consumption and air and noise pollution. Looking for a more sustainable and technological growth.

HOP Ubiquitous is part of the specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technologies, ITU. The UN’s sustainability strategies fall within the Millennium Development Goals (SDG). The purpose of this project is to implement ICTs in a total of 17 goals in search of the sustainability of cities, the SDG plan goes from digitization of education, air quality sensitization, awareness of the inhabitants for the conservation of Ecosystems and air quality monitoring; Among many other sustainable measures for the digitization and implementation of ICTs by improving the quality of life of citizens. The ITU “is committed to connecting the entire world population – wherever it lives and whatever means it may have”

HOP Ubiquitous is completely committed to this social and economic change of the cities, so Antonio Jara (CEO HOP Ubiquitous) is an expert of the Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. Technology helps improve the quality of life of citizens both economically and socially. Betting on ICT is betting on health.

 

 

Ciudad sostenible para llegar a ser Smart City.

Vivimos en la tierra como si tuviéramos otra a la que ir. Terry Swearingen.

Cada vez son más los municipios que necesitan monitorizar un gran número de variables para optimizar los recursos y dar un buen servicio a la ciudadanía. ¿El objetivo? Mejorar la gestión a través de la reducción de gastos, ofertar servicios más eficientes y reducir la huella ambiental; pero también actuar en otros ámbitos, como el control de la contaminación atmosférica y acústica, la participación ciudadana y el turismo inteligente. En conclusión llegar a ser una Smart City.

Con la integración de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en los planes socioeconómicos, políticos y los relacionados con el medioambiente, se impulsa la colaboración entre las ciudades y las administraciones. Por ello el uso de nuevos sistemas de motirización permite conocer el gasto energético pudiendo enfocar esfuerzos y averiguando donde actuar.  Los Smart Spot, además de monotorizar el gasto energético, favorecen la comunicación con el ciudadano, permitiendo la participación y generando otro tipo de oportunidades culturales y empresariales.

Los Smart Spots son capaces de establecer unas funciones urbanas definidas y promover el grado de participación entre los ciudadanos, los gobiernos, el sector privado. Esto contribuye a asegurar la participación bien informada para crear conocimiento compartido a efectos de la gobernanza urbana y de proporcionar una plataforma que proporcione una forma sencilla de ver la evolución y de interpretar los datos.

De esta forma, la tecnología se ha convertido en una herramienta fundamental. Y es que, gracias a ella es posible predecir, medir y controlar el consumo de energía de todos los agentes que forman parte de una Smart City.

Además el Smart Spot es capaz de medir el nivel de ruido con el objetivo de crear ciudades más sostenibles. Nuestro umbral auditivo oscila entre 75db (A) y 125 db (A), la contaminación acústica a la que nos exponemos día a día puede provocar graves problemas de salud, como por ejemplo trauma auditivo, provocando la pérdida auditiva; elevación del umbral auditivo y otros trastornos no relacionados íntimamente con el sistema auditivo como estrés, insomnio, síntomas depresivos, falta de concentración y efectos sobre la memoria; trastornos que afectan significativamente a nuestro nivel de vida y que son importantes controlar. Es imprescindible monitorear el umbral de ruido de la atmósfera para enfocar acciones y proteger nuestra salud, optimizando los recursos y mejorando el nivel de vida de los ciudadanos.

Estas soluciones tecnológicas posibilitan optimizar el consumo energético. Mediante la red de sensorización de HOP Ubiquitous obtenemos la información necesaria para realizar cálculos del consumo óptimo en cada momento del proceso de una Smart City. Con esta información se conoce la situación actual, se construye un historial y permite establecer unos patrones predictivos con los que conocer la previsión de demanda en el futuro, adecuando el consumo de energía y por ende ahorrando energía.

 

El objetivo principal es desarrollar soluciones que faciliten y refuercen las medidas tomadas por los Ayuntamientos contra el cambio climático. Por ello construimos aplicaciones que muestran a tiempo real el consumo energético y la contaminación atmosférica y acústica. Buscando un crecimiento más sostenible y tecnológico.

 

HOP Ubiquitous forma parte del organismo especializado de las Naciones Unidas para las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, La UIT. Las estrategias de sostenibilidad de la ONU se enmarcan dentro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible del milenio (SDG). La finalidad de este proyecto es implementar las TICs en un total de 17 metas en busca de la sostenibilidad de las ciudades, el plan SDG entra desde la digitalización de la educación, sensorización de la calidad del aire, concienciación de los habitantes para la conservación de los ecosistemas y monitorización de la calidad del aire; entre otras muchas medidas sostenibles para la digitalización e implantación de las TICs por la mejora de la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos. La UIT “se compromete a conectar a toda la población mundial – dondequiera que viva y cualesquiera que sean los medios de que disponga”

HOP Ubiquitous está completamente entregado a este cambio social y económico de las ciudades, por ello Antonio Jara (CEO HOP Ubiquitous) es experto del Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. La tecnología ayuda a mejorar la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos tanto a nivel económico como social. Apostar por las TICs es apostar por salud.

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Smart Cities are the issue on our agenda.

The key parts of any Smart City are: citizen participation, smart tourism and monitoring towards sustainability.

Cities are complex systems in which different social and economic aspects intervene. Social changes have brought a transformation in the way of consumption and therefore in the way of organizations relation with public.

The rise of the Internet and more specifically the rise of social networks transformed the way in which relationships with publics are managed. (Manifesto Cluetrain) The market shifted from being one-way to becoming a conversation. A much more educated and informed public, which through ICT has access to infinite contents and knowledge.

Society demands more participative conversations, in which the companies are clear and care about the importance absolute transparency towards the audiences, both internal and external.

Co-creation is revolutionizing the way organizations relate to their audiences. But, how would it run to reach citizens effectively?

 

It is extremely important that audiences feel heard and understood, and that their contributions do not fall on deaf ears. It is also essential that the collaboration tools are accessible, interesting, fun, dynamic and do not provoke boredom or disinterest of the public.

Within this business there are many companies that develop applications for co-creation or develop programs of citizen participation, but the biggest difficulty is to get really valid data.

It is essential for the survival of any city council to transmit a transparent image and provide an environment open to dialogue.

Most of these companies use data sources of their own creation, with a small part of the population; Others ,to ensure the participation of the public, offer gifts or discounts in exchange for that participation, but are those results really legitimate? To what extent do these answers correspond to the reality of the general needs? Are these answers really justified? All of these questions need to be thoroughly analyzed when implementing citizen participation programs, as these solutions create mutually beneficial ideas that can be used to a great extent. Because in the processes of co-creation the ideas of the public are fed by the organizations; generating a mutual collaboration between the two parties to achieve a more fruitful outcome for all.

Our co-creation tool, Siidi (link to the Smart Cities website) is a dynamic widget that uses new technologies to contextualize information and to invite to participation at the right time and place. Besides that, with the use of this tool the data will not be lost, as they are presented comfortably in a dashboard for its use.

This platform removes existing barriers between the organization and citizens, for example:

  1. It gets rid of institutional barriers that are rooted in extreme bureaucracy and complex structures, making participants easily accessible and involved in the management of the city.
  2. Eliminates problems related to the lack of economic and educational resources, everyone with access to a Smart Phone or Tablet can access the platform.
  3. The psychological barriers are eliminated, giving the citizen confidence in the process and in the measures taken by the organization at the level of local decision-making. Absolute transparency is provided to the process.
  4. It also eliminates problems related to civil engagement, since participation occurs comfortably from your own device anywhere in the city.

Siidi is fully automated; all the information collected is projected in comfortable graphs or sector diagrams, allowing a simple and reliable analysis. Siidi is managed remotely through a management platform; where you can change information whenever you want, it can be turned on or off, can give general communications, among many other features.

 


 

 

Las Smart Cities están a la orden del día

Las piezas clave de cualquier Smart City son: la participación ciudadana, el turismo inteligente y la monitorización hacia la sostenibilidad.

Las ciudades son complejos sistemas en los que intervienen diferentes aspectos sociales y económicos. El cambio social ha provocado una transformación en la forma de consumir y por lo tanto en la forma de relación de las organizaciones con sus públicos.

El auge de Internet y más concretamente el auge de las redes sociales transformó la manera en la que se gestionan las relaciones con los públicos. (Manifiesto Cluetrain) El mercado cambió y pasó de ser unidireccional a convertirse en una conversación. Un público mucho más formado e informado, que mediante las TIC tiene acceso a infinitos contenidos y conocimientos.

La sociedad reclama un tipo de conversaciones más participativas, en las que las empresas tengan clara la importancia transparencia absoluta hacia los públicos, tanto internos, como externos.

La co-creación está revolucionando la forma de relación de las organizaciones con sus públicos. Pero, ¿Cómo se ejecutaría para llegar a los ciudadanos de una forma eficaz?

 

Es de extrema importancia que los públicos se sientan escuchados y comprendidos, y que sus aportaciones no caigan en saco roto. También es de esencial importancia que las herramientas de colaboración sean accesibles, interesantes, divertidas, dinámicas y que no provoquen el aburrimiento o desinterés del público.

Dentro de este negocio existen numerosas empresas que desarrollan aplicaciones de co-creación o desarrollan programas de participación ciudadana, pero la mayor dificultad que se les presenta es obtener unos datos realmente válidos.

Es imprescindible para la supervivencia de cualquier ayuntamiento transmitir una imagen trasparente y proporcionar un entorno abierto al diálogo.

La mayoría de estas empresas utilizan fuentes de datos de creación propia, contando con una pequeña parte de la población; otras para asegurar la participación de los públicos ofrecen regalos o descuentos a cambio de esa participación, pero ¿son esos resultados realmente legítimos? ¿Hasta qué punto esas respuestas se corresponden con la realidad de las necesidades generales? ¿Están realmente justificadas esas respuestas? Todas estas preguntas deben de ser analizadas minuciosamente a la hora de implementar programas de participación ciudadana, ya que estas soluciones crean ideas mutuamente beneficiosas y a las que se les puede sacar mucho partido. Porque en los procesos de co-creación las ideas de los públicos son retroalimentadas por las organizaciones; generando una colaboración mutua entre las dos partes para lograr un resultado más fructífero para todos.
Nuestra herramienta de co-creación, Siidi (enlace a la web de Smart Cities) es una herramienta dinámica, que usa las nuevas tecnologías para contextualizar la información y para invitar a la participación en el momento y el lugar oportuno. Además de que con el uso de esta herramienta los datos no se perderán, pues se presentan cómodamente en un dasboard para su utilización.

Esta plataforma elimina las barreras existentes entre la organización y los ciudadanos, por ejemplo:

  1. Se deshace de barreras institucionales que pecan de extremada burocracia y de estructuras complejas haciendo que los participantes puedan acceder fácilmente y se sientan implicados en la gestión de la ciudad.
  2. Elimina los problemas relacionados con la falta de recursos económicos y educativos, todo el mundo que tenga acceso a un Smart Phone o una Tablet podrá acceder a la plataforma.
  3. Se eliminan las barreras psicológicas, portándole al ciudadano confianza en el proceso y en las medidas tomadas por la organización al nivel de toma de decisiones locales. Se proporciona transparencia absoluta al proceso.
  4. Además elimina problemas relacionados con el compromiso civil, ya que la participación se produce cómodamente desde su propio dispositivo en cualquier lugar de la ciudad.

Siidi está totalmente automatizada; toda la información recogida se proyecta en cómodas gráficas o diagramas de sectores, permitiendo un análisis sencillo y fiable. Siidi es manejada de manera remota mediante una plataforma de gestión; dónde puede cambiar la información siempre que se desee, puede encenderse o apagarse, puede dar comunicados generales, entre otras muchas funcionalidades.

 

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Know Physical Web

 

 

Just as the web has changed the way we see the world, we take it a step further. This new communication channel puts physical objects in contact with websites for users access through their Smart Phone.

This tool streamlines the way we communicate, allows us access for all, also contextualizes the information in the specific physical place, at the moment that user wishes.

 

 

Conoce Physical Web

 

 

Al igual que la web ha cambiado nuestra forma de ver el mundo, damos un paso más allá. Este nuevo medio de comunicación pone en contacto objetos físicos con una websites a la que los usuarios acceden a través de sus Smart Phone.

Esta herramienta agiliza la forma de comunicar, permite el acceso a cualquier persona, contextualiza la información y la proporciona en el lugar físico específico, en el momento que desee el usuario.

 

 

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Smart Destination Tourist in Ceutí.

 

Listen to it!

¡Escúchalo!

 

 

Our Smart Destination Tourist project in Ceutí is already underway and we are very excited! Tourism is a key element for the economy of any place, but it is also a sector which is changing constantly because of it needs keeping updated to meet the needs of the public. That’s why, is imperative to include new technologies in the tourist experience.

Intelligent tourism is the order of the day so both HOP Ubiquitous and the City of Ceutí are developing the Smart Destination Tourist project in Ceutí. This project will turn the town into an Intelligent Tourist Destination (DTI) equipped with the latest technologies. It will be deployed by the end of this year and it would consist of 16 smart interaction points. They will be very easy to use and all kind of users will be able to access content with their Smart Phones without installing any application.

To give a new and funny vision, citizens of Ceuti are expected to become local ambassadors through co-creating with content. We will begin with the youngest, the students of 4th, 5th, and 6th CEIP Diego Martinez Rico Ceutí. They will tell us the greatest secrets of their cultural heritage in the way they deem appropriate, from a theatrical performance, to an interview with their elders. You must remember that videos cannot last more than a minute and they should be recorded with grace, entertainment and history. We will see smart tourist points through the eyes of new generations, adding personality and emotion to the tourist experience.

 

How does it work?

Using this tool is simple and comfortable; and any user will have access to it through their personal Smart Phones. It is not necessary to download any native application, you just should be near a smart tourist spot which will be properly signposted. A notification will appear on your Smart Phone with an invitation to the web where all the content is located. Furthermore, Smart Destination Tourist will mark a route according to your preferences through a system of recommendations. Amazing! Isn’t it?

It promises to be a complete, fresh, funny and different tourist experience.

 

 

 


 

 

Smart Destination Tourist en Ceutí.

Nuestro proyecto Smart Destination Tourist en Ceutí ya está en marcha y ¡estamos muy emocionados! El turismo es una pieza clave para la economía de cualquier lugar, pero también es un sector en constante cambio que necesita mantenerse actualizado para satisfacer las necesidades del público, por ello se hace imprescindible incluir las nuevas tecnologías en la experiencia turística.

El turismo inteligente está a la orden del día por lo que HOP Ubiquitous junto con el Ayuntamiento de Ceutí están desarrollando el proyecto Smart Destination Tourist en Ceutí. Este proyecto convertirá al pueblo en un Destino Turístico Inteligente (DTI) dotado de las últimas tecnologías. Se desplegará a finales de este año y constará de 16 puntos de interacción inteligente. Es muy fácil de usar y cualquier usuario podrá acceder al contenido desde su Smart Phone sin necesidad de instalar ninguna aplicación.

Con el fin de darle una nueva visión actual, divertida y entretenida, serán los propios ciudadanos de Ceutí los encargados de co-crear el contenido, convirtiéndose en embajadores locales. Empezamos por los más pequeños, por ello los alumnos de 4º, 5º, y 6º del CEIP Diego Martínez Rico de Ceutí contarán los mayores secretos de su patrimonio cultural. Lo harán de la forma que ellos consideren oportuna, desde una representación teatral, hasta una entrevista a sus mayores; eso sí, el vídeo no puede durar más de un minuto, pero será un minuto cargado de risas, entretenimiento e historia. Veremos los puntos turísticos inteligentes a través de los ojos de las nuevas generaciones, sumándole personalidad y emoción a la experiencia turística.

¿Cómo funciona?

El uso de esta herramienta es muy sencillo y cómodo; y cualquier usuario tendrá acceso a ella a través de su Smart Phone personal. No es necesario descargar ninguna aplicación nativa, simplemente estar cerca del punto turístico inteligente, que estará debidamente señalizado. Aparecerá, a continuación, una notificación el Smart Phone del usuario con la invitación a la web dónde se encuentra todo el contenido. Además mediante un sistema de recomendaciones, Smart Destination Tourist irá marcando una ruta según las preferencias de los diferentes usuarios.

Promete ser una experiencia turística completa, fresca, divertida y diferente.

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The world is a puzzle that we assemble working together.

The Smart Cities are not the cities of the future; they are the cities of the now. A Smart City transforms our environment to make it more friendly, livable and accessible. This is the goal of Smart SDK project that Hopu has jointly developed with Mexico and Portugal.

This project also promises to improve the collaboration between Europe and Mexico, to create architectures and data models for the development of Intelligent Applications. The project brings together four “partners”; each of them, develop a different part of the project, as we will watch in the following video. For the more perfect union when it comes to developing out Smart SDK, Hopu has had the collaboration of Blanca and Joana from Infotec and the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, respectively, both located in Mexico City.

Are you going to miss it?

Union means strength.

Thank you so much girls for the time and effort dedicated. Thank you for your company. We are at your disposal, it has been a great pleasure to meet you.

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5 things you need to know about Smart Destinations

– What is Smart Destinations Tourism?mock-up-ceuti

– What benefits does it have?

– How does it work?

– Where it can be applied?

– What is the HOP approach for Smart Destinations?

 

  1. What is Smart Destinations Tourism?

HOP Ubiquitous launches the Smart Destinations Solution focused on the creation of tourist experiences through immersive interactions between physical places and personal devices such as Smart Phones. To this end, HOP Ubiquitous has developed an innovative device to be deployed in Points of Interest to make them interactive and smart; this device is called Smart Spots.

Smart Spot offers an interactive solution based on an innovative technology called “Physical Web”, it means that Web pages and multimedia content are made accessible exclusively in
physical places through Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, without requiring any native Application, simply by enabling WiFi or Bluetooth in the visitor*s smartphone to get a notification and start to interact with the venue.edf

This tourist experience is designed to discover the city during a visit and to get notified about more exciting details, insights and tips that make much more natural and comfortable the experience, when we compare it with other solutions such as Tourism Apps with plenty of information totally out of context or nothing more than copy paste from online guide books. The proposed solution offers access to information at the proper time, at the proper place in order to enhance one*s experience in a specific physical place.

This socially designed experience promotes another type of interaction as well with the tourist, since it involves a co-creation process where experiences are augmented with culture, differences, emotions, and insights that contribute to the final user experience.

  1. What benefits does it have?

Tourism developed through Smart Destinations is an application that allows the user to create their own experience, marking their own rhythm. Thereby, the mobile device is the new guide in an interactive way, connecting and discovering by proximity the interaction points, accessing all the information available and providing the proper insights and tips without requiring major attention. It is what we call an “agile experience”.

3. How it works?smart-poi

– First step: Join through the invitation you receive on your mobile phone in the points of interest or central areas of the destination you are visiting.

– Second step: Don’t worry, just discover the city, you do not need to do anything else, smart spots that are near you in the points of interest will raise a notification to you when relevant content  is available based on  you, so you do not need to look for them, just enjoy, discover and insights / tips will flow to you in a natural way.

– Third step: Enjoy and access all the available information, take in local culture, shopping entertainment and   offers, insights, suggestions etc.

– Step Four: Complete the experience with traditional or experimental food.

  1. Where could it be applied?

We are an international company with a strong commitment to technology innovation and experiential development. HOP is defined as Human Oriented Products; therefore, our main focus is on the users, a reason why the development of tourism through Smart Destinations is available for installation in any part of the world. HOP Ubiquitous develops intelligent solutions supporting the sustainable development of your destination, committed to the socio-cultural and environmental aspects. Our Smart Spots are produced with encapsulations based on natural products; the original design, both indoor and outdoor, is designed to blend in as much as possible to the aesthetics of the point of interaction, while offering all the technological advances in terms of connectivity, outdoor protection for weather conditions, and with support to make totally green and sustainable through its solar power.

Nowadays, Smart Spots are being applied outdoor and indoor in cities such as Aarhus, Denmark, Mexico City and also in Ceuti, Murcia, Spain.

  1. What is the HOP approach for Smart Destinations?

HOP Ubiquitous is approaching Smart Destinations through the Internet of Things (IoT) using technologies such as beacons, physical web, WiFi access points, etc.

Smart destinations implement and increase the use of technology by connecting different spaces offering services to people.

HOP Ubiquitous is committed to the process of a city that wants to carry out an active engagement of citizens and visitors, as part of an open and collaborative development of urban spaces. Thereby, citizens and visitors are both consumers and producers of information, improving the management, content and experience of your tourism resources.app-ceuti

 

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Amusing and cold setting up!

HOP Ubiquitous has successfully  deployed 2 Smart POI regions in Aarhus city. Siidi experiment is improving the communication between citizens and public organizations supporting the creation of ideas and new projects. In details, we have deployed 12 Smart Spots, i.e., 12 specific physical interaction points in Aarhus. On the one hand, 7 Smart Spots are available inside the DOOK1 building (https://dokk1.dk/), a reference building in Aarhus as a consequence of its unique architectural and functional design. On the other hand, 5 Smart Spots have been deployed in the area of the sociological research centre, Institute for X (http://institutforx.dk/), where the new Aarhus’ district is being planned.

beaconAfter the initial 10 days of deployment, the interaction points are successfully engaging users through Physical Web technology. The Smart Spots present different looks and feels based on their location. First, Siidi Smart Spots in Dokk1 are presenting a customized encapsulation designed and produced with 3D Printing using natural materials, this design presents an elegant a minimal size format to offer a proper integration with the environment. Second, Siidi Smart Spots in Institute for X presents an IP55 encapsulation to protect them to the adverse weather conditions.

 

Siidi connects with the users’ smart phone through Physical Web technology over Bluetooth Low Energy. In details, Smart Spots send a notification that invites participation to people between 1 to 20 meters (optionally it can be increased up to 70-150 meters).

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The invitation through Physical Web opens in the Smart Phone browser a specific section from www.siidi.eu (the section is based on the location). In Siidi Portal, the users can choose between different topics such as “urban reconstruction”, “culture and education”, and “entertainment”. These topic areas cover the key socioeconomic issues for the new district in Aarhus. In addition, every section offers additional options and an open suggestion box to offer theirs ideas in an agile and simple way getting effective communication between citizens and their city. These insights are focused in the design of a new district that will take place in the actual location of Institute for X.

Currently Siidi has high acceptance and participation by the public, which has become involved in the creation of new district. We were able to collect high information level. All the data are automatically uploaded to the Homard portal based on FIWARE and Sensinact IoT platforms. At the end, data visualization interface offers a summary of all the inputs (anonymized) and general statistics and insights.

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