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Future Cities Catapult is collaborating on a project with Intel Labs Europe, Imperial College and University College London. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the ability of the Internet of Things interventions to solve real urban challenges. 

The project focuses on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in East London.

This final phase of a longer-term collaboration called “ICRI Capstone”, includes the goal to create an Urban Internet of Things Demonstrator in the park to show the possibility of the Internet of Things solutions to solve urban challenges.

Each individual partner is deploying technology to test a research question specific to their areas of expertise.  During 2017 the partners will be exploring:

  • Health and wellbeing demonstrators
  • Battery-less sensing to lower maintenance costs
  • The combination of static language making city-wide IoT easy to programme
  • An adaptive radio that delivers data using a variety of methods dependent on the application demand
  • Prototypes and visualisations for soft sensing and sensemaking
  • Social media streams visualised on physical prototypes

For further information on the health and wellbeing demonstrators, click here.

Built to host the London 2012 Olympics, the park is now open for the public to explore its 6.5km of waterways, 560 acres of open spaces, and multiple attractions and venues. It is managed by London Legacy Development Corporation and is used as a test-bed for showcasing urban technologies. In the long term, the aim is to ensure the park becomes a hotbed for innovation and cutting-edge technology.

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