The proposed solution is a wearable device ecosystem, called IOM (Internet of Mobility), consisting of: a wearable device, which exploits a set of different sensors to collect several environmental data; a multiplatform application delivered both on mobile and web platforms, for an intuitive and appealing visualization of the collected information. Around the wearable device, however, there is much else, since people wearing it will feel part of a community collaborating for the wellbeing of the city. IOM represents the network of the wearable device users that in an unobtrusive way collect (Big) data about the environment while moving in the city; collected data are sent to remote servers, where they are stored, processed and then made again available to final users in the form of interactive and customizable maps through mobile and web applications. Not only final users, but also external interested stakeholders, such as municipalities, will have access to these open data, in order to carry out a deep and wide analysis which could bring to light previously unknown and valuable information and correlations that might be exploited to improve life conditions in the city as well as the city itself.
In a future scenario of a well-diffused service, it would be possible to have near real-time, continuous, widespread and detailed maps about temperature, humidity, UV, light, noise and pollution. Thanks to this data, sharing the life in cities will be easier and pleasant, contributing to individuals’ wellbeing and to that of the whole community. Besides, MEP-WEAR team is pretty confident that this kind of service will produce not only immediate and tangible changes on citizens’ lifestyle and correlated stakeholders, but also long-term effects, from the enhanced life conditions in cities and the resulting greater attractiveness of the townscape itself and increased touristic flow, to the birth of innovative products, services and businesses able to discover new values in the aforementioned data.
In this context, the MEP-WEAR project is contributing to the birth of an innovative and disruptive change in the concept of environmental data acquisition, moving from the traditional fixed sensors networks to dynamic and “living” networks, where every citizen represents a moving measuring station.
Principal Academic Tutor
Sara Comai, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano
Matteo Matteucci, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano
Raffaella Mangiarotti, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Secil Ugur Yavuz, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Paolo Tamborrini, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino
Paolo Prinetto, Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Giuseppe Airo’ Farulla, Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Others: Mapability, UILDM, Società Cooperativa Sociale Arcoiris, Lions Club Milano Borromeo
Daniele Caltabiano, STMicroelectronics
Andres Sebastian Calvachi Gomez, Product Service System Design, Politecnico di Milano
Francesco Frulio [Team Controller and Communication Coordinator], Product Design for Innovation, Politecnico di Milano
Gabriele Perfetto, Physics of Complex Systems, Politecnico di Torino
Gianluca Picco, Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Lucia Rossazza ,Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Erfan Sheikhi, Mechatronic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino