On Tuesday the 11th June 2019 Sveriges Radio reported about the MONICA project “Researchers will erase noise from concerts”. The report referred to the latest concert by the artist Medina on the 31st of May 2019 in Copenhagens Tivoli included in their Friday rock concert series stating that the results of the MONICA project may be able to annihilate the noise disturbance of outdoor concerts.
The Tivoli is part of the international research project MONICA, which tries to find “smart” solutions that can satisfy both, concert enthusiasts and residents of the area, as neighbours have complained since Tivoli started their Friday rock concerts outdoors. Built 176 years ago, the amusement park was in the outskirts of Copenhagen, but has long been enclosed by the growing city and is situated in the centre now, with accommodation not far from the loud concerts.
The first version of the GoEasy mobile IoT sensing gateway is now available. It is equipped with a Galileo-receiver, an air quality sensor, a sound level sensor and a communication chip.
The gateway is designed to be mounted on bicycles and electrical scooters. The sensors in this gateway continuously measure the NO2 level and the sound level. The measurements are transmitted using NB-IoT (Narrow-band IoT) to the GoEasy cloud. The Galileo chip gives the precise position where the measurements are taken while the vehicles are moving. The GoEasy gateway run on battery or can be powered through a USB Connection to an electrical bike or scooter battery. When a sufficient number of vehicles are collecting data in the city, GoEasy will be able to create a complete air and sound pollution map in realtime over the city. This data will form the basis for development of a new generation services for citizens.
The first service is AsthmaWatch, which will help and guide asthmatic people to avoiding polluted areas in the city. A first test of the GoEasy gateway will start during May in the cities of Copenhagen and Stockholm.
On Friday the 26th of April 2019 the MONICA project successfully tested a new feature, the crowd wristband, at the Friday Rock Concert at the Tivoli in Denmark. About 150 visitors to the concert had preregistered a wristband before the concert and 250 additional visitors signed up on the venue before the concert.
Overall 400 wristbands were deployed on the venue. The wristbands will enable to share contacts, find missing persons, get involved in the concert with blinking LEDs and a potentially a deployment for cash payments. Even if the applications to provide this functionality haven’t been fully implemented and the visitors could not look at the information collected during the concert, a survey after the venue showed that these features were perceived as unanimously positive.
CNets spin-off company Checkwatt offers solutions and services for resource efficiency through information, measurements, and visualization. CheckWatt AB offers products and IT services within the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency for both private and corporate customers.
With a fast-growing customer base in Sweden Checkwatt aims now to extend its customer base to other countries within Europe and extend its services to the demands of changing electricity systems and markets. The growing number of consumers installing solar panels and contributing to the electricity production create the opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions to mitigate climate change but also have new demands on the grid. Structures need to decentralize to meet the requirements of the changing market. In most European countries the grids consist of central gigawatt-scale generating units, thousands of miles of high voltage transmission lines, minimal energy storage and carbon-based fossil fuels or nuclear energy as a primary energy source. The possibility to deploy growing numbers of intermittent renewable generating sources offers the possibility to decentralise the market and create so-called microgrids as a flexible architecture for deploying distributed energy resources.
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With prices of solar installations reducing, production efficiency increasing and more and more aesthetically options to choose solar panels are on the rise in Sweden. The number of homeowners and companies which equip suitable surface areas with photovoltaic systems is steadily growing.
More and more homeowners decide to invest in a solar installation. Sweden has sufficient sun exposure to generate renewable energy with solar installations. Investment costs of a solar installation are usually retrieved by state subsidiaries, savings in energy costs and selling surplus electricity within less than 15 years. Considering that manufacturers offer usually a 25-year performance guarantee on solar panels, installed systems provide free electricity after writing off the investment. Our spin-off company Checkwatt offers solutions and services for measuring and visualising electricity production from solar energy, and trading with energy certificates.
Checkwatt is proud to announce to register the 2000th customer this month.
The MyAirCoach project has developed a mobile health device and sensor-based approach connected to a patients mobile phone that measures asthma indicators and collects information to support patients and healthcare professionals. Through monitoring asthma indicators and collect a patients physiological, environmental and behavioral information, it helps patients and healthcare professionals to control the effectiveness of asthma treatment and to prevent severe asthma attacks.
CNet developed a mobile app within the project, that enables to use available indoor and outdoor measurements of asthma indicators to assess the air quality and the personal risk to experience an attack. The analysis of the personal risks can aid patients in their self-management and help to avoid severe asthma attacks.
“The purpose of the app is to make life a little easier for asthmatics in Stockholm,” says Peter Rosengren at CNet.
The German Design Council “Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH” has nominated CNet for the German Innovation Awards 2019. The prestigious German Innovation Awards recognises innovative achievements that distinguish themselves by their user-centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions across all industrial sectors. Innovations which have the potential to shape the future and improve our lives. The competition is aiming to identify and award innovations that contribute to a better future. In addition to engineering or other technological achievements, services are also taken into account. The experts of the jury focus on people, nominated innovations should have a positive influence on the lives. In the second year of the German Innovation Awards, the committee has decided to make the scope of the price international.
CNet has been nominated in the category Information Technologies. The nomination of CNet’s Cloud solution for Care management as a Service awards us for an outstanding innovative achievement. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our project partners from the European project PICASO, A Personalised Integrated Care Approach for Service Organisations and Care Models for Patients with Multi-Morbidity and Chronic Conditions. Funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, agreement no 689209.
The PICASO and POLYCARE projects organised a workshop on e-health solutions for home hospitalisation and patient empowerment on the 14th of November 2018 in Sankt Augustin, Germany. The workshop addressed clinical workers, patient organisations, members of self-help groups as well as developers of e-health solutions. Focusing on technology solutions that improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of healthcare services the event included the following topics:
Integrated care for patients with multi-morbidities
Acceptance and implementation of remote monitoring solutions at the patient’s home
Improvement of patient empowerment through ICT applications
Distributed ICT systems in the e-health sector
Development and deployment of security layers within cloud solutions that guarantee the privacy and safety of the patient data, while enabling the coordination of services between different clinical and care providers.
Peter Rosengren from CNet presented the distributed e-health architecture developed in PICASO, which addresses the specific needs of the care system as well as of the patients, providing a solution with several cloud components to handle all details of privacy and security. The Picaso solution separates software and clinical data. Clinical data always remains in care facilities and is encrypted and pseudonymised when transferred in the cloud.
Federated eHealth Cloud Architecture containing Public, Care and Patient Clouds
The MONICA project demonstrates its pilot Common operational picture – COP on the “Hamburg DOM”. The largest fun fair in Northern Germany is held in front of Hamburg’s Cathedral for 30 days three times a year, in spring, summer and winter. The Winterdom takes place from the 9th of November to the 9th of December 2018. On an area of 160.000 qm² several hundred rides, snack shops, bakeries, taverns, shows and weekly fireworks expect over 2 million visitors.
This year the MONICA project set up a system to address crowd management. The system consists of mobile and fixed IoT-enabled devices deployed at the event area. IoT-enabled meaning that these have sensors and can wirelessly connect to the Internet and communicate and initiate actions. The information exchanges in the MONICA project is handled by a cloud-based platform with control systems that monitor the collected data and perform automated actions based on behaviour modelling. The platform also consists of components which analyse data and detect critical incidents, supporting operators in assessing situations and making decisions. CNet has developed the database for the Common Operational Picture and the visualisation tool to provide decision support to the event operators.
Peter Rosengren presented our blockchain based solution for supply chain management and collaborative manufacturing at the IoT & Data Science 2018 conference in Vienna. The conference addressed the optimisation of automated business with data. As IoT and Big Data are currently connecting to the “Industrial Internet”, which uses sensors, applications and technologies to collect and analyse data from all possible sources, analysis results can be used to improve business processes, reduce costs, and unlock new revenue streams. In cooperation with our partners Atos and In-Jet we organised a workshop focused on the theme: “In the Wake of IoT – Digitalization of Everything from Supply Chain Management to Outdoor Rock Concerts”.