Energy Management for a group of...
[...] Vinzenz group, biggest health care provider in Austria aimed at reducing energy consumption. A tailor-made monitoring software platform for targeted analysis of energy consumption, especially in cooling
Mobile air pollution monitoring on...
Air pollution has been named as “the biggest environmental risk” to public health according to European Court of Auditors. In Europe, air pollution kills around 400,000 each year. However, current maps of urban air pollution, which are the output of data assimilation, statistics, modeling and simulations, do not provide accurate or actionable data of vital importance for the air that most people breathe. Those maps are often based on a single measure, then extrapolated across the city and are little more than educated guesses.The variability of air pollution with more than 8x within
[...] applying this model are: 1) Prevention of new developments on greenfields 2) Improvement of human health and environmental conditions. The idea behind this green remediation is that not only pollution is
Building Energy Management System
[...] energy consumption while maintaining safety and comfort. These systems can also be used to improve the health and security of the inhabitants by control and monitor of the environment, emergency responses and
Smart Home Solution Pilot in Tartu
People’s concerns have mostly been related to the process of installing the solution, the functionality of the devices, the associated risks (e.g. electromagnetic radiation rate of the devices) and the related health hazards. As such, citizen engagement has been a natural part of planning and developing the smart home solution
Smart interactive floorlight for...
A 1km pedestrian route around the pond in EckartVaartbroek district was upgraded into a social interaction and health route for diverse groups of neighborhood citizens and users.The interactive lighting embedded in the footway provides a smart route for walkers and runners. To transform this location and to bring this route to its full potential, it will not only be lit with smart streetlights, but also equipped with battery storage, and carry extra utilities such as WiFi and sensors.
Public bike sharing system in Tartu
Traffic reduction and decrease in the need of parking spaces
Fast implementation compared to other means of transportation
Reduction of carbon emissions and noise
Greener and cleaner urban environment
Autonomy from fossil fuels
Improving the mobility and health of the citizens
Increase in data availability
New business opportunities (e.g. safety gear)
Mobility management strategies for...
Following a bottom-up participative approach, a specific mobility management strategy is being developed, containing not only special information and communication strategies, but also physical improvements of the accessibility conditions to key public facilities such as schools, parks and playgrounds, health and senior activity centres.
At the moment, the project is working with 5 schools and 4 elderly social clubs in the living lab of Vallecas. The following activities are being implemented.
1. For elderly people:
A campaign to promote
Open Call for innovative...
[...] digital government, Renewable energies and energy efficiency, Digital divide, Commerce and tourism, Health and sport . Examples: Urban management-related software or hardware; Energy efficiency or renewable
Electric Assist Cargo Bikes...
Health and safety e.g. rider considerations differ for different organisations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs to be made available for the riders – sharing helmets is not desirable.
Behaviour change process – changing from vehicles to bikes takes time. Individual demonstrations and regular changes would provide incentives to encourage more users.
Cargo bikes are not mass produced. Lead-in times can be long – electric assist cargo bikes are still manufactured
Easy, safe and comfortable cycling...
Enhanced knowledge in implementing winter maintenance for the city of Turku.
Increase in cycling and walking as a lifestyle- cycling done in winter is expected to increase by 30%, and year-round cycling by 15% by 2020, compared to 2016.
Decrease in traffic accidents.
Decrease in cyclist and pedestrian injuries (due to slips and falls, etc.).
Increased funding for maintaining cycling and walking infrastructure.
More efficient use of funding due to better knowledge and data.
These results will generally lead to improvements in public health, reduce
Smart Home Video Communication
Especially in less densely populated areas or for less mobile people a video conference system can ease the access to lots of services, such as medical advice, education, government services or judiciary. All these services can be used without leaving the house when a smart home video communication system is successfully implemented. Possible advantages of a video conference system are: The use of video enables authentication of the participating parties, people with disabilities can more readily access public services, long waiting queues in public buildings are avoided, and more comprehensive care than via telephone can be provided. Once installed, this system may also be used for educational purposes, to communicate with family or to enable surveillance of one’s property.
Citizen Platform for Urban Air...
Air pollution is the single biggest environmental health threat of our time. 7 million people die every year due to air pollution (WHO); the productivity of white-collar workers decreases by up to 50% in offices with bad air quality (Harvard). Air pollution causes 5 trillion USD in damages per year world-wide. However, in regard to air pollution stakeholders currently face numerous issues:
Traditional air quality monitoring equipment is too large, expensive and costly to maintain to be practical for most uses;
Complex and incomprehensible data: only experts can interpret it
Horizon Prize for Social...
[...] solutions for older citizens enables them to continue to fully participate in cultural, educational and health activities and services, and to remain active participants of the economy. Developing new mobility
Improving air quality with CityTree
As part of a pilot project to improve air quality in Ludwigsburg, filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL has donated a CityTree to the city. With the CityTree, MANN+HUMMEL would like to test sensors for fine dust or other harmful gases in order to use them in future digital products.
Urban Emergency Service
The city infrastructure must be able to respond to various challenges including catastrophic events, natural disasters, terrors attacks and further cases of emergencies. For that purpose, an integrated emergency handling system is required that can close the gap between emergency centres and the citizens. On the one hand, this system should be able to acquire information from and around citizens based, for instance, on social networks or various sensors distributed in the vicinity in question. On the other hand, the system can provide means for pushing notifications and relevant information to citizens that are potentially in danger.