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Waspmote Demo and Training Course

Libelium will conduct another Waspmote presentation on February 4th at the the University of Zaragoza (CPS), Spain. Those interested to get a quick intro to the Waspmote platform and couldn’t attend last presentations now have a new opportunity.  Registration available here.

In addition to that, a public Waspmote Training Course it’s also open for registration. It will take place in Zaragoza, February 17th-18th. Previous experience with the Waspmote platform is not necessary for attending the course. Important discounts apply for those who buy a Waspmote Kit in place.

New update of the API functionalities (v0.12) includes localization tools using the mobile phones cells ID’s and their received signal strength (RSSI)

Real Time Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Over Mobile Internet

Air pollution is one of the number one factors that affect our quality of life and health. Currently, pollutants are measured at different stations in a city and that data is aggregated to a single number (the air quality index) and published once a day on a website. There is not enough data that gets gathered to evaluate air quality in a given neighborhood and that data is hard to find. Now a European company called Sensaris is using Bluetooth wireless sensors, used in combination with mobile phones, that allow citizens to monitor and report air and sound quality data. Its first large scale deployment is in Paris.

Pollution is location dependent. Those living next to a busy freeway or industrial area or temporarily exposed to upwind or downwind conditions are often exposed to more air and noise pollution, but do not necessarily have monitors in place to record and report those conditions. This mobile way of monitoring and reporting conditions is likely to empower citizens of these neighborhoods and key decision makers to take action.

More info here and here.

The net shapes up to get physical

Most people, if they bother to think about it at all, probably view the internet as an agent of profound change. In the 15 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, the life of almost everyone in the industrialised world has been touched by it. But just as many of us are getting to grips with its second stage, the mobile internet, very few are prepared – perhaps even aware – of the third and potentially most revolutionary phase of all: the internet of things.

Sometime between now and 2010, the internet is poised to reach beyond virtual space and take root in the physical world. According to many futurist thinkers, almost every object you can see around you carries the possibility of being connected to the internet. This means that your domestic appliances, your clothes, the books on your shelves and your car in the driveway may one day soon be assigned a unique IP address, just as both computers and web pages are assigned them today, to enable them to talk to each other.

More info on this Guardian article, here.