HOP Ubiquitous has created Smart POI, an immersive communication channel based on IoT for events, tourist destinations... that allows geolocalized and personalized content for users. This solution consists of an IoT device, called Smart Spot, which allows a push notification via Bluetooth and WiFi to be sent to the user's smartphone which gives access to a Web App on the POIs where videos, photos can be viewed without the need to install any application. This channel has been created to disseminate a new type of content created by the citizens themselves. The App is a digital space of co-creation where users can upload information about each POI in the physical areas, for other users, exchanging information about areas in different formats such as videos, photos…The videos are uploaded assigning a specific hashtag and the content that is disseminated does not last more than one minute.
This allow you to live a tourist experience in a different way where the past meets the future, it allowing to live a physical and digital experience at the same time. In addition, the device, Smart Spot, collects quantitative and qualitative data to construct metrics that allow monitoring the impact of the city in terms of air quality (NO2, SO2, O3, CO, H2S), noise pollution, environmental impact (temperature, humidity) and crowd-monitoring (counting people at a specific point via WiFi). These metrics provide baseline knowledge that well taken advantage of by City Councils or other public institutions can be useful for decision making regarding particular measures for the city. Additionally, it will allow the development of strategic plans towards a more sustainable development including transversal actions in mobility, urbanism, entertainment, public health, welfare, security, among others.
Therefore, HOP Ubiquitous is innovating about immersive experiences, IoT/5G, advanced sensing capabilities, edge computing and new ways to communicate with people and monitor the environment. All the solution is integrated with FIWARE and compliant with Open Internet Standards.