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.
CNet has been approved as a member of the IoT Sweden organisation. IoT Sweden is a 10 years innovation programme supported by Vinnova, Energimyndigheten and Formas to promote Internet of Things in Sweden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will participate and exhibit the results of our R&D project IoTBridge at the Eureka Innovation Week in Stockholm 26-27 April. Roads and bridges are critical infrastructures in a city. Repairs and maintenance work immediately effects the traffic situation. Manual inspections of road and bridge conditions are costly. These problems are tackled by the IoTBridge consortium in which CNet is a part. We are combining different types of sensors embedded into wireless sensor networks which exchange information utilising cloud technologies. Data on the use of bridges and status of various parts is analysed to optimise inspection intervals and maintenance to reduce the costs for upkeep and ensure safety. A first installation of the system is done at the new Årsta Bridge, a railway bridge in Stockholm. This is part of our innovation activitities targeting Smart Cities and Infrastructure Management.
We have now made the LinkWatch Observation Server available through a REST API. eHealth developers can now retrieve streams of observations and display them in different, easy to understand diagrams to both clinicians and to patients. It can be used both for traditional patient and clinician portals, as well as for smart phone app developments. LinkWatch Medical Device Gateways for PC, tablets and smart phones, LinkWatch Health Plugins and the LinkWatch Observation Server forms the LinkWatch Remote Care Platform that can easily be customized for different care scenarios and organisations.