Increased Well-Being through the Internet of Everything
Municipalities throughout the United States are employing the Internet of Everything (IoE) to improve their residents’ quality of life. San Jose, Kansas City, and Montgomery County are all implementing a wide variety of such initiatives to increase well-being among citizens.
Improving Air Quality in San Jose
San Jose has started a pilot project to measure air quality. The city now contains 10 sensors in densely populated or high travel areas. The Silicon Valley Transportation Authority will use the data from these sensors to update the public and provide related transport information. They seek to develop a dashboard that would indicate air quality and CO2 levels so that consumers can make better choices about using public transport rather than personal cars on days when air quality is particularly poor.
Greater efficiency in Kansas City
Kansas City is developing a smart platform to increase efficiency for a variety of applications. Currently, the city is working on connectivity, particularly in light of its new street car line. Since construction is already in progress, the city has a prime opportunity to incorporate sensors in the line. They also hope to use sensors in the ground to alert authorities when they need to respond to parking violations.
Data Integration in Montgomery County
Montgomery County, Maryland seeks to integrate data from a variety of devices, such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors, with the emergency response system. Last year, the county developed a prototype housing complex and began a similar senior living center. Using WiFi, cellular networks or ultra-narrow band, sensors will deliver data to the cloud and use phone calls and text messages to contact individuals, caregivers, or 911 in case of emergency. The county also provides emergency response teams with critical information, such as building plans.
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