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GoEasy improves life for asthmatics using Copernicus forecast data

GoEasys AsthmaWatch app combines Galileo satellite positioning data with live air quality monitoring data to offer people with asthma and other lung-related diseases a fine-grained air quality map of their city. As basis of several services of AsthmaWatch like early warnings of areas with low air quality, best route selection regarding pollution, current and historic pollution rendering at specific points of interest, aiming at improving life quality for people with asthma and other lung-related diseases.

The GoEasy data collection platform was extended to include data from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). CAMS is one of six services of Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth observation programme, which is based on a set of satellites and ground-based observation stations. Data from CAMS is available as Gridded Binary (GRIB) files, a standard used in meteorology. It provides weather data up to three days into the future. In GoEasy we have developed advanced translation software to translate GRIB data into a JSON-based format like OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) so that the complex GRIB format can easily be integrated and used in any IoT application. The AsthmaWatch smartphone app already showed the current level of different pollutants and visualized historical readings at a certain point-of-interest. Now it has been extended to also provide users with an instant 3-day forecast, including 8 different pollens, 5 pollutants, solar radiation and temperature.

Rita BurkertGoEasy improves life for asthmatics using Copernicus forecast data

IoTBridge gets contract to monitor Västerbron in Stockholm

The Västerbron in central Stockholm is a steel arch road bridge and is one of the major bridges of Stockholm, opened in 1935. It is also famous for being the toughest passage of the Stockholm Marathon. A wireless sensor system was installed during this summer on the structure. The system consists of 5 strain gauges, 1 inclinometer, 2 three directional accelerometers and 1 temperature sensor. The structure will be monitored with the IoTBridge Bridge Monitoring System. This includes sensor integration modules, wireless gateways, communication modules, MQTT Message Broker, GOST database for aggregation and storage of measurements and cloud infrastructure with algorithms and machine learning modules. IoTBridge and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a machine learning method to improve the accuracy in damage detection using acceleration data.

IoTBridge is focused on developing and marketing products and services for Bridge Health Monitoring using IoT and AI technologies. IoTBridge Sweden is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.iotbridge.se.

Rita BurkertIoTBridge gets contract to monitor Västerbron in Stockholm

CheckHealth publishes new web site for RheumaCloud

Today www.rheumacloud.se is available. RheumaCloud a service for rheumatologist in their long-term management of their patients. RheumaCloud is designed to help a rheumatologist engaging patients in their own care between visits to the clinic. An intelligent assistant guides and instructs the patient what to do everyday based on a health plan provided by the rheumatologist. RheumaCloud continously visualises the health status for the patients based on their own input. This gives them feedback on progress and stimulates them to follow your therapy, and increases their self-efficacy. CheckHealth is a medtech company focused on developing and marketing products and services for remote care and patient data collection. CheckHealth is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.checkhealth.se

Rita BurkertCheckHealth publishes new web site for RheumaCloud

CNet group breaks revenue record

CNet has closed the fiscal year 2019 with a new record. The revenues of the company grew to 15 MSek (13,8 MSek in 2018), its best overall result so far.

The whole CNet corporate group also reached a new peak in 2019 and gained 28 MSEK (16,3 MSek in 2018).

The group consists of:

Rita BurkertCNet group breaks revenue record

CheckWatt breaks revenue record

CheckWatt has closed its financial year 2019. It became the best financial result so far. The revenues grew to 12,5 MSek (2,5 MSek 2018).

CheckWatt AB offers products and IT services within the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency for both private and corporate customers. It is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.checkwatt.eu.

Rita BurkertCheckWatt breaks revenue record

Composition selected for EU Innovation Radar

The COMPOSITION Agent Marketplace Framework has been analysed by the EU Innovation Radar, a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects.

The Market Maturity of the Innovation has been rated as “Tech Ready”. The Market Creation Potential of the innovation is rated as High.

Three of the consortium’s partners have been identified as contributing key innovators within the consortium:

Rita BurkertComposition selected for EU Innovation Radar

EnergyInBalance News

EnergyInBalance has published this week a Newsletter with new releases and the latest news in the Energy sector. Based on an algorithm that takes into account the history of over 4000 solar installations that are represented by CNet’s spin-off company Checkwatt, a unique “fingerprint” for each plant is created. Based on this fingerprint derivations in the performance of each installation can be detected fast and without knowing local conditions such as slope, direction and local shading it can detect abnormal electricity production that is likely due to a fault in the plant.

The service offers owners the detection of real-time operational disruptions and notifications about even small deviations, minimising the effort for maintenance and shortening the time of production losses. The service will be launched in autumn and requires no additional equipment.

For more details visit: https://energyinbalance.se/news

Location of EnergyInBalance solar installations in Sweden.
Rita BurkertEnergyInBalance News

MONICA pilots

MONICA created tools for smart cities to use IoT technologies to support the management of security and (un)wanted sound at large, open-air cultural and sporting events which attract and affect many people.

One challenge of outdoor concerts is to ensure adequate levels for the audience while avoiding disturbance of the surroundings. With the initial concept of a sound field control (SFC) system, MONICA uses Bayesian inference to update a sound propagation model to tackle this issue using sound-zoning. The developed solution was tested at several large concerts and a noise reduction beyond the concert venue was achieved. The MONICA project and partners were rewarded for their outstanding connected solution to manage sound and safety in outdor events with the

Award Décibel d’argent

To further strengthen the management of such events, MONICA provides a cloud-based IoT platform supporting a series of applications that can be used to monitor, record and analyse the environment and consequently predict or identify situations which need attention. During events personnel can monitor the situation using a web-based interface – the MONICA COP – which provides an operational picture of the environment in real-time, and which displays notifications in case of any unusual activities. The MONICA services include crowd and capacity monitoring, detection of security, health and safety incidents as well as location of and communication between staff, visitors and control centre. The MONICA system was successfully tested in several large pilots during events that were visited by several 10.000 visitors. Read more at:

MONICA

Rita BurkertMONICA pilots

Publication of MONICA Development Toolbox

MONICA created tools for smart cities to use IoT technologies to support the management of security and (un)wanted sound at large, open-air cultural and sporting events which attract and affect many people.

With the MONICA project finalised, the final Development toolbox is available for download on GitHub:

Software Development Toolbox

The MONICA Development Toolbox can be used to integrate various resources into the IoT Platform and hides the complexity of the communication with IoT devices. It contains sound and security applications for large, open-air events in city areas using IoT-enabled devices such as smart wristbands, video cameras, sound level meters and mobile phones. It is divided into three areas:

  • Software Developer Tools. These are packaged tools with user interfaces intended to be used by developers.
  • Generic Enablers. These are re-usable software components available in an Open Source GIT repository which can be used by entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies alike.
  • Third Party Services and Tools. These are some openly available third-party tools that are recommended by the MONICA project to use when building Large Scale IoT applications. MONICA Tools and Generic Enablers have available interfaces for these third-party tools and services.
Rita BurkertPublication of MONICA Development Toolbox

IoTBridge closes its first financial year

IoTBridge has now successfully closed its first year of operation. During 2019 the work focused on commercialising the results from CNets different smart city and infrastructure projects Monica, IoTBridge and InfraSweden 2030.

IoTBridge is focused on developing and marketing products and services for Bridge Health Monitoring using IoT and AI technologies. IoTBridge Sweden is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.iotbridge.se.

Rita BurkertIoTBridge closes its first financial year