This project proposes a disruptive approach to integrate green wireless technologies, Internet of Things and mobility, by researching and developing a smart surface that can allow any smart space to recognise and energize all the electronic devices standing on the smart space. The project will thus enable a concept of smart floor/surface by incorporating electromagnetic showers and wireless communication solutions embedded into the floor, and providing the communications through the floor. The project will specifically address bicycle and bike lanes as a proof of concept. A bicycle will be endowed with sensors that will provide information related to location, theft prevention, safety of cyclists, tracking of paths and distances travelled (bike sharing and individual bikes). Beyond the provisioning of wireless communication and integration with the Internet, the smart floor will provide the energy charging both for the sensors and the bicycles (electrical). The bicycles will also work as relays and mules of information in places where the floors are not enabled with smart capabilities.
|Start Date: 01-08-2016|
|End Date: 01-07-2018|
|Team: Nuno Miguel Goncalves Borges de Carvalho, Susana Isabel Barreto Miranda Sargento, Pedro Renato Tavares Pinho, Joao Nuno Pimentel da Silva Matos, Carlos Roberto Senna, Nuno Miguel Abreu Luís|
|Groups: Radio Systems – Av, Network Architectures and Protocols – Av|
|Local Coordinator: Nuno Miguel Goncalves Borges de Carvalho|