HOP Ubiquitous Siidi Beacon

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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 DOKK1 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.

HOP Ubiquitous Siidi 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).

HOP Ubiquitous Siidi Beacon

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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HOP Ubiquitous Beacons from Aarhus

HOP Ubiquitous has created a new way of communicating: Smart Points of Interaction (Smart POIs)

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These interaction systems invite users such as visitors and citizens in the City to actively participate and get involved in the city development. For this purpose, Beacons and Physical Web over Bluetooth Low Energy are being used as a new medium to interact, access to context-based content and collaborate through your Smart Phone.

This context-driven and opportunistic interaction between users and Smart POIs offer a unique opportunity to engage with citizens. As a difference with classical tourism Apps, installing anything in your phone is never required such as native Apps, you do not need to go through menu, submenus and multiple options to reach the information that you would like about the place that you have in front of you. Smart POIs are context-aware, your location is the driver and it not only provides the classical Wikipedia kind of content, as well an agile experience with tips, insights and the content that you need to enhance your experience.

HOP Ubiquitous Beacons from Aarhus

In details, Smart POIs are supported by the advanced beacons developed by HOP Ubiquitous called Smart Spots. These physical resources are the technology which permits interaction with any Smart phone and multiple physical places. Simply, Smart Spot sends a notification to your Smart Phone inviting you to participate (as a typical SMS or WhatsApp notification). This notification grants you access to the Web App which enables interaction with the multimedia content.

HOP Ubiquitous has used these Smart Spots as a project of citizen co-creation, generating a platform which allows for projects validation and opening a suggestion box in Aarhus, Denmark (visit www.siidi.eu for more details).

Additionally, Smart Spots have multiple applications, such as local trade impulse, promotion of touristic points and infotainment. Smart Spots are also equipped with environmental monitoring capabilities such as temperature, gases emission, humidity, noise, ground-borne vibration and even city luminosity. These devices make easy the management and maintenance of the different energy sources of the city, and this contributes to the sustainability and resource optimization.

Smart Spots are integrated into the surroundings through design enclosures built with natural materials which have strength and durability. They are designed by HOP Ubiquitous, the design is oriented to optimize their lifetime to the maximum in outdoor conditions, at the same time as they offer a compact size and organic design for its seamless integration with the city.

Learn more and discover how this technology is helping to co-create in Aarhus, Denmark, where It will be available until 27th February in the coming post.

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HOP Ubiquitous Siidi Brochures

Hop Ubiquitous launches the Siidi App in Aarhus city.

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Hop Ubiquitous installed yesterday in Aarhus city the platform of citizen co-creation Siidi. It will be available in the Dokk 1 building and in the Institute for X until 31 March.

Siidi aims to carry out a co-creation process that allows valuable feedback on the running of each city, particularly in the development of new areas. The App is adapted to the necessities of the cities, looking at efficiency and tailoring the design and information to each user in each place. Co-creation service is possible thanks to Smart POIs technology that makes the interaction easy and agile.

Hop Ubiquitous realized yesterday in Aarhus the deployment of 19 Smart POIs of Siidi technology. With them, the citizens will be able to collaborate in the development and maintenance of their city and they will participate in the draw of an IPad in gratitude for their contributions. So… What are you waiting for to come and participate?

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You should only approach to the Smart Spots with your Smartphone, allow the notification come in it and give your opinion about the topics asked. The more you comment on, the more participations in the draw.

All these opinions will save in a database allowing local authorities to know the preferences and suggestions of the citizens to work on the issues dealt with in a coherent and respectful way with their city.HOP Ubiquitous from Aarhus

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HOP Ubiquitous Siidi Co-creation

HOP Ubiquitous installs citizen co-creation points in the city of Aarhus.

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February 8, Hop Ubiquitous will implement the Siidi project in Aarhus, an innovative co-creation tool for the citizen. Siidi searches for promote the collaboration and involvement of people in the design and development of cities of the future.

Siidi is one of the citizen collaboration projects selected to help the city of Aarhus approach the smart cities, which will take place next February 8, for the testing of smart cities. Siidi will launch a collaborative Web platform with citizens thanks to beacon technology and Physical Web, capable of generating different physical points of interaction, “Smart POIs”, in the innovative architectural structure of the city of Aarhus DOKK 1 and in the experimental district of Institut for X.  The Siidi experimental project is a channel of communication between the city and citizens, and encourages citizen participation in the design of new public spaces or validation of existing projects.

HOP Ubiquitous Siidi Co-creation

Siidi personalizes its interface and content according to the city, in order to achieve a user experience adapted to the sociological environment. The app is created for the sustainability of the city and optimum use of resources.

With the execution of the experiment a high participation of the population of Aarhus is expected. To promote the participation has been given maximum diffusion throughout the city by means of visual advertising and signage of the interaction points, and incentive to participate with the draw of an Ipad mini 2 among users. The modern Danish city will be able to enjoy this experimental technology until 31 March.

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