Case 1: (FHWS) Creating smarter life in public spaces
A smart city should not only be efficient, it should also give a good feeling. In this context, we deal with the monitoring of public places. Scene hotspots that exude an intimidating mood to the point of being dangerous, combined with leaving waste collections should be avoided in order to promote the maintenance of the city image.
Collect diverse information/data in new ways to identify accumulations in these areas and link them to your approaches to counteract. The interface is provided by us with an area-wide LoRaWAN network, through which you can transmit sensor data and play it out on various channels (MQTT, HTTP Push, databases). What technologies would you use to identify the emergence of such aggregations/hotspots to respond to the identified situation?
Develop a concept with a small-scale prototype to influence the mood of the square so that the crowd can be dispersed peacefully.
Case 2: (aws): Inclusivity/Urban City
One of the main mobility barriers experienced by users with disabilities are in public transport, in terms of urban and architectural design, as well as information communication (e.g. information that allows them to know where to board and alight). Given the importance of urban planning and duration needed to effect change, it may also be critical for government to understand the population distribution of people with disabilities in the community, to identify critical areas to improve accessibility. How can we design a solution that addresses mobility barriers faced by commuters with disabilities (visual, motor, auditory, and cognitive) through?
a. Collecting and analyzing data on population distribution of people with disabilities within the country so as to better inform urban planners to prioritize regions to improve accessibility
b. Identifying and visualizing problems that greatly hinder usability, accessibility and inclusivity for public transport systems
c. Redesigning of public transport systems to enable greater accessibility to commuters with disabilities
Case 3: (depa) Digitally in Style: Re-Opening Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the news about the COVID-19 vaccines broke the news, cities are hopeful about the reopening for business, especially the tourism industry that much needs the economic boost. Many ideas about using digital solutions to help these businesses have been floated around, e.g., blockchain-based vaccination certification, and wristbands for tourists. This problem statement challenges you to think holistically about the entire journey of visitors to provide both a predictive and preventative digital mechanism to help businesses reopen at the acceptably lowest risk of COVID-19.