Challenges

Challenges

NEWS: new deadline for submitting your solutions to the challenges: 25 september 2015

4 Challenges have been organized in collaboration with AizoOn and Viper. The winners will be honored during Meet IoT

 

 

AIZOON CHALLENGES

 

 

AIZOON - Recreational wearables for working hours activity monitoring

 

CONTEXT

Recreational wearables, such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Sensoria, Xmetrics and others, have the ability to monitor one or more variables and provide feedback to the user in terms of better activity, better diet, better sleep regimen. Some wearables, like Sensoria socks or Xmetrics for swimmers, are also capable of providing real time feedback, so that a runner learns to place the foot better, or the swimmer to flip better, and so forth.
In summary, the wearable market has many offers aimed at recreational usage to support people with their sports, outdoor activities and generally wellness.
At this stage, little is being designed and produced to support a person during the professional hours, especially in a manufacturing environment or in a warehouse where people end up walking, climbing stairs and lifting weights well beyond what is normally accomplished with an hour at the gym.

 

GOAL

Starting from any existing wearable device, bearing in mind standard design principles of wearables, using open platforms (such as but not limited to Arduino), develop a new device or a new model of an existing one that can monitor and provide feedback during both recreational and work hours. In other terms, the device should allow the user to receive feedback also when lifting weights or performing tasks in a manufacturing or distribution environment.

PRIZE

· 15.000€ of amount to be divided among the best solutions provided according to the project complexity
· Working collaboration with AizoOn (contract to be evaluated)

 

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

· Single participant: degree, max 35 years old
· Team: degree for all team members, age average maximum 35 years

 


End date for submission: 25/09/2015
Please contact meetiot-hackaton@aizoongroup.com to submit your proposal and for any further information.

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AIZOON - Portable or wearable NO2 measurement devices for outdoor personal usage

 

CONTEXT

Environmental issues are relevant for people health and wellness and for large scale sustainability.
Citizens are increasingly asking for environmental quality and to limit air, water and soil pollution.
Public entities and authorities need to act effectively, adopting good policies and deploying solutions.
More specifically, air quality can be assessed comparing pollutants’ concentration with “safe” thresholds defined by international regulations. NO2 is one of the components to be monitored and it is still a major issue, most of all in urban areas and winter time.
Presently, the monitoring of air quality is managed by few (very expensive) certified fixed stations. These data are not enough to have a clear picture and to act properly. Moreover, people involvement is a key feature of the growing vision of smart communities and of social participation.
This is why a growing attention is being given to portable (or wearable) devices measuring air pollution. The aim is to create a crowd-sourced network of low-costs sensors collecting data (by people when moving outdoor). These data can be used for better understanding the diffusion of pollutants in a urban settings, to provide actionable knowledge to decision makers and personal feedback to citizens. At this stage, the challenge is to develop a “mass” product, i.e. low-cost and easy-to-use, so to be adopted by a large number of customers. Even if there exist many alternatives an acceptable compromise between cost and measure quality is still to be found.

 

GOAL

Starting from existing low-cost NO2 sensors (metal dioxide or others) it is asked to develop new portable (or even wearable) measurement devices for outdoor personal usage, using open platforms (such as but not limited to Arduino).
The new device shall be equipped with Bluetooth connection and with additional sensors (measuring for instance temperature, humidity, etc.) The aim is to guarantee precision and stability of measures, while minimizing the overall cost and the energy consumption. To boost adoption among potential customers a specific evaluation will be given to the user experience attained.

PRIZE

· 15.000€ of amount to be divided among the best solutions provided according to the project complexity
· Working collaboration with AizoOn (contract to be evaluated)

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

· Single participant: degree, max 35 years old
· Team: degree for all team members, age average maximum 35 years

 

End date for submission: 25/09/2015
Please contact meetiot-hackaton@aizoongroup.com to submit your proposal and for any further information.

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AIZOON - Modular Tracking System for Anonymous and Permanent information

 

CONTEXT

People moving in large spaces (offices, stores, public places) produce information. In fact, a remarkable amount of it: the behavior of each individual can be extraordinary useful and valuable in various fields, such as security, market analysis, environmental studies. However, most of that information cannot be stored or used when the privacy of the subjects might be threatened. In some cases, acquiring less data grants more to be analyzed, and how to tune this trade-off is a thorny issue.
The solution could be found in numbers: rather than acquiring complex data from a few nodes, a large number of elementary sensors can be used to reconstruct the position and the route of each subject in an arbitrarily large space while keeping the path itself anonymous. The information about the behaviors – sometimes incomplete, sometimes corrupted – of each anonymized individual will become a part of a larger set that can be stored and used for statistical analysis.

 

GOAL

The goal is to propose a solution for a network of independent devices. Each of them must be able to be dynamically installed and inserted in an already working network. Each sensor will have to be autonomous for as long as possible simply reporting its data, which is meaningless on its own until it gets its place the whole view, which is the main principle of the IoT. The data must be pre-processed in order to anonymize it while keeping the most relevant information for the statistical analysis.
The team must produce a proof of concept of a handful of sensors capable of work together creating a basic example of anonymized data. The specific type of sensor and of information acquired can vary, ranging from acoustic acquisitions and imaging to tracking cameras to even more exotic solutions, as long as a set of paths is generated by the network.

PRIZE

· 15.000€ of amount to be divided among the best solutions provided according to the project complexity
· Working collaboration with AizoOn (contract to be evaluated)

 

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

· Single participant: degree, max 35 years old
· Team: degree for all team members, age average maximum 35 years

 

End date for submission: 25/09/2015
Please contact meetiot-hackaton@aizoongroup.com to submit your proposal and for any further information.

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VIPER CHALLENGES

 

 

VIPER - Internet of Shopping: develop innovative IoT solutions for the retail market

 

CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION

We are challenging you in finding new Internet of Things solutions for the retail market, using the software VIPER and all the possible compatible hardware.
A 2014 survey from Acquity Group highlighted that about 35% of consumers thought that the smart refrigerator would be commonplace in the near future. In 2007 a "talking fridge" was designed to automatically order milk based on the current stock as well as on the detected consumption rate. In other words, consumers won't need to go to the store to get milk anymore… The store would come to them.
We believe that the users' experience of a shop can start even from home and IoT has all the potential to revolutionize the retail market inverting the shopping paradigms. Consumers able see the shop from home, to see the new products, but also to access additional info, such as the number of people present in the shop, the internal temperature, the sound level and the music played in.
How will IoT allow extending the shopping experience outside the shops’ door? Let’s design the future of shopping! Free your creativity and propose your solution that can revolutionize the retail market! Wanna get more visibility? Post it on Hackster and link it to the VIPER platform https://www.hackster.io/viper

 

CHALLENGE TOOL

Software

- VIPER http://www.viperize.it/: VIPER is a multi-board compatible IoT development suite for makers, designers and IoT developers. VIPER supports rapid product development and integration with sensors and cloud services, reducing development time and efforts. VIPER is composed of:
o VIPER IDE: a multi-platform and browser-based developing environment with cloud sync and board management features;
o VIPER VIRTUAL MACHINE: a real-time, multi-thread supporting, Python 3 OS running on all the 32bit ARM Professional and DIY microcontroller boards, like Arduino, UDOO, Particle, STNucleo;
o VIPER APP: the mobile interface for smart objects and IoT systems. Any mobile will become the objects display and remote controller.
- Free Download: http://www.viperize.it/download/
- Documentation: http://doc.viperize.it/
- Sources https://github.com/viper-dev/Viper
Hardware
One of the following MCU boards: Arduino DUE; UDOO; STM32 Nucleo; Particle Core/Photon
Sensors, actuators, LED and other necessary hardware compatible with VIPER

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CHALLENGE PRIZES

3rd position:
- A blog post on VIPER official blog
- A Kit composed of a TOI Shield (Multi-sensor board, more info here http://www.thingsoninternet.biz/products/toi-shield/) and a ST Nucleo F401 Board. All compatible with VIPER

2nd position:
- A blog post on VIPER official blog
- A Kit composed of a TOI Shield (Multi-sensor board, more info here http://www.thingsoninternet.biz/products/toi-shield/) and a Particle Photon. All compatible with VIPER

1st position
- A blog post on VIPER official blog and an article about the project on an international IoT blog
- A Kit composed of a TOI Shield (Multi-sensor board, more info here http://www.thingsoninternet.biz/products/toi-shield/), a Particle Photon and an ST Nucleo F401 Board. All compatible with VIPER.