HPWNet is an experimental wireless network developed by CSP since 2005. The project started with two aims: to develop a wireless backbone in the urban area of Turin, which can be used for the rapid activation of wireless nodes in the city and as a point of departure for extensions towards neighboring municipalities.
Today, HPWNet […]
One of the objectives of the “Every Aware” project is monitoring some environmental variables of the surrounding environment, such as temperature, relative humidity and some air pollutants: carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ozone (O3).
For this purpose we developed a dedicated “sensor box” based on an Arduino chipset, that, […]
t4A is a brainchild project of Fondazione ASPHI (Developing of Projects to reduce a handicap by means of Information Technology), which progressively involved the C.A.S.A. (Center for Autism and Asperger Syndrome) of Mondovì and of course CSP, aims to achive a practical action, using simple and intuitive technologies, to support people with disabilities, […]
Multi-touch displays are the natural evolution of the old touch screens as they are capable of recognising multiple touches at the same time. This way of dealing with the hardware (and applications) opens up a host of new opportunities for human-computer interaction, enabling the objects on a screen to be directly manipulated by the user. […]
Connected TV (or Smart TV) by Samsung represents a new way to approach the television platform, in which the fruition of classic television programs is combined with the ability to surf the Internet and use applications with varied capabilities, while supporting the platform television, with which users have full familiarity.
Applications are […]
In the EU-FP7-funded EveryAware project a SensorBox is built that will be used in community-based air quality monitoring in Belgium, Italy and the UK. It is conceived as a portable multisensor array or “e-nose” using commercially available electrochemical and metal oxide gas sensors that have shown to react to traffic-related pollution. Further tests […]
Community-based monitoring (CBM) encompasses different levels of citizens’ participation going from opportunistic sensing to crowd sourcing, participatory data collection and “citizen science”. In the urban environment with its complex physical and social interactions CBM can help in collecting data at a spatial and temporal scale that corresponds best to inhabitants personal environment and […]