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Air Quality app available in AppStore

We have launched an iOS app, Open Stockholm, that shows the outdoor air quality and other environmental parameters in different places in Stockholm. The current level of different particles like PM10 and PM2.5 as well as the level of NO2 and Ozone is shown as well as historical values during the day. The app is freely available in AppStore. Search for “Open Stockholm”.

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Ulf WingstedtAir Quality app available in AppStore

IoT for next generation infrastructure asset management

We are using Internet of Things to monitor the health status of old bridge in our new project “Smart assessment, surveillance and management of critical bridges”. The old Lidingö Bridge will be equipped with IoT sensors that reports about various damages on the bridge and how it reacts to vibrations and weather conditions. The data is received, processed and analysed in a cloud solution delivered by CNet. The project is part of a new programme, InfraSweden 2030, for the future infrastructure in Sweden. The project is carried out with KTH, SICS and Uppsala University.

Read more in KTH Magazine

Ulf WingstedtIoT for next generation infrastructure asset management

Almanac increases quality of life for Asthma patients in Stockholm Smart City

The city of Stockholm recently organised a hackathon to create solutions for innovative smart city services and applications based on available open data sources in Stockholm. CNet participated with a team of 4 developers using the Almanac Smart City IoT Enablers as a development tool. The result was two applications: one establishes the air quality by reading real-time values from air quality sensors around Stockholm, displaying them on a map. The other one, named AsthmaWatch, has more advanced features, enabling a user to blow in a lung capacity meter and checking the lung capacity against the air quality at the closest sensor to the user location, issuing an alert if the area is risky.


The app also checks with the user’s calendar for booked meetings during the day and predicts pollution at the meeting location, issuing warnings if problems might occur.

The AsthmaWatch solution uses the full solution of Almanac Smart City Enablers and more or less involves all aspects of Almanac. AsthmaWatch also integrates with the Swedish National Health Account and CNet’s own home monitoring solution; the LinkWatch ehealth cloud, demonstrating a federated cloud solution. The whole solution was created within less than one week and was very well received in the audience.

This is part of our innovation area Smart Cities and Infrastructures.

Ulf WingstedtAlmanac increases quality of life for Asthma patients in Stockholm Smart City

CNet delivers Energy Efficiency solution in Amazonas

The IMPRESS project had its final review in April. It took place in Brazil. The use case has been the famous opera house Teatro Amazonas in Manuas in Brazil. In the project CNet has developed deployment tools for installations of large scale IoT applications. Also a set of development tools, including an IoT Resource and Service Catalogue and an IoT event debugging tool have been developed. The project was carried out by a consortium of European and Brazilian partners.

Ulf WingstedtCNet delivers Energy Efficiency solution in Amazonas

Blockchains for improved healthcare management

Our new project PICASO have now started. The project aims at improving the situation for patients with multi-morbidities, that is several unrelated diseases. One of the biggest problems is that their health information is stored and managed in many different locations, making it difficult for different care organisations to get the overall picture of the patient’s health status and history of treatments and therapies.

CNet who is the technical coordinator of PICASO will develop new solutions based on blockchain technology to management and exchange distributed patient health data in a secure and trusted way. This is part of our innovation area Disease Management and Elderly Care.


Ulf WingstedtBlockchains for improved healthcare management

New study on social care technologies for elderly

The CAMI project has completed a study on elderly patients attitudes and needs of patient monitoring and social care technologies in the home.The study showed that a portable computer is the most common mobile device (67%), followed by smart phones (48%) and tablets (30%). 90% of the respondents have Internet access. The respondents were asked about various social care technologies and if thought they could be helpful in their daily lifes. See below for the percentage of the respondents that thought the following devices would be a good idea and helpful

  • 54% “a robot with a touch screen which you can use anywhere around the house for socializing, communication with other people and for providing information”
  • 48% “a robot remind you on tasks and medication”
  • 51% “a robot supervising your house through various sensors and alerting in case of problems”
  • 50% “a robot bring you of water, your medication or any other small object”.

From the study it was also clear that “remembering to take their pills and medication” was one of the biggest problems for the respondents.

59% was very interested in “viewing graphic displays of your various health measurements (blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels) and their change in time and 60% thought it was a good idea to share these health measurements with their doctors.

105 persons aged between 55 and 75 years in Denmark, Poland and Romania was part of the study as well as 58 caregivers.

Ulf WingstedtNew study on social care technologies for elderly

CNet installs Smart Farming Solution in Finland

This week we are going  to the Finnish farm Maaninka to install a smart farming solution. The farm is located close to Kuopio in the northern Finland. As part of the  CLAFIS project we have used LinkSmart .net to IoT-enable different farming equipment such as feed mixer weight scales. Through the MODBUS and OPC protocols we are able to control the equipment from the high level interface provide by LinkSmart. This makes it possible for developers of HMI  (Human Machine Interfaces)  inside tractors and other farming machines to provide solutions that can optimizing the feeding of animals, harvesting and sowing.

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Ulf WingstedtCNet installs Smart Farming Solution in Finland

EnergyInBalance Solar Energy App Expands User Base

Our Solar Energy app marketed by the EnergyInBalance service has now reached 500 users with solar energy installations. The Solar Energy app uses Internet of Things technology to measure the ongoing energy production from a solar panel installation. The solar energy production is visualised in realtime in an iOS and Android smart phone appp. The EnergyInBalance Solar app also aggregates the total ongoing production from all available installations in Sweden and displays it in realtime to the users.

Ulf WingstedtEnergyInBalance Solar Energy App Expands User Base

Succesful IoT Seminar

Together with Swedish Computer Society CNet gave a breakfast seminar on Innovation with Internet of Things. The seminar was well visited and also broadcasted over the web. The attendants were knowledgeable and there were lively discussions on how to integrate IoT into existing business systems to achieve process improvements.



Ulf WingstedtSuccesful IoT Seminar