A team of international students worked on an innovative IOT project – building environmental maps by assessing the data measured by distributed IOT Sensor boxes using the new T-Mobile NB-IoT network
Alive Maps - Smart box for city life quality enhancement
The Internet of Things (IoT) turns our cities into smart cities. Students have produced a prototype for a mobile IoT-sensor box using “Narrowband IoT” technology, which can collect and measure data on air quality, humidity, temperature, noise level and brightness. This sensor data from several mobile boxes can be merged and visually rendered on a map.
- Developing an IoT sensor box, which collects various sensor data
- Transmit the collected data via T-Mobile's Narrowband (NB) IoT network to a central database
- Visualize the data on a Webpage in an appropriate way.
- Finding appropriate use cases
The EPS-Team developed an IoT sensor box | Copyright: Alive Maps
- Brainstorming session to find use case
- Creating a Business concept
- Developing a PROOF OF CONCEPT
- Participation at Events and Competitions:
- T-Mobile Hackathon, Sankt Pölten
- Startup campus, Budapest
- Berkeley competition, Vienna
- Pioneers festival 2018, Vienna
- Cooperation with BOSCH in the context of "Industry meets makers – The air around us"
"ALIVE MAPS", a concept for city life quality maps
A map of environmental data (as Air quality, Temperature, Noise level, Humidity, Light) in a town or area, which is built on the gained information from a network of distributed sensor stations
Business concept – How can we generate revenues from the Idea
- by Banner Ads on the “Alive maps”-Homepage
- by Selling the data, e.g. to GPS Tracking businesses
Proof of Concept
- Prototype of the IoT-Sensor box with NB-IOT connection
- Backend application - UDP socket service & Database
- Frontend application - A map with visualization of the measured environmental data
Presentation of the IOT-sensor box in front of colleagues at FH St. Pölten | Copyright: FH St. Pölten / Katharina Anderl
The Team members were very engaged and additionally by taking part at the various mentioned competitions, the idea and especially the Business concept could be improved step by step due to the feedback of professionals.
Thomas Felberbauer and Christoph Braun with their team of EPS-students | Copyright: FH St. Pölten / Katharina Anderl