ComfortSense is an interdisciplinary project of the University of Turin in collaboration with several private enterprise and statup in the city of Turin.
ComfortSense take advantage of Internet of Thing and Smart Cities technology in order to improve building energy efficiency and people Comfort.
During the research project several CPS students have been directly involved within the project.
The Living Lab is based on a co-design approach in order to adopt user tips directly during the planning and design stage.
Students directly partecipate to the Beta App testing, too.
Several Fixed Sensors have been set within the Campus Luigi Einaudi, the Physics Department and the School of Management.
The first type of sensors measures TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY and CARBON DIOXIDE.
Within the Campus Luigi Einaudi they have been set up in: Aula Studio ad Alta Voce (building D1), Aula C1 (building D3) and AULA Li4 (building D4).
Within the Physics Department they have been set up in: Aula Studio Biblioteca, Aula Informatica C, Aula Magna and Aula Avogadro.
Within the School Of Management they have been set up in: Aula 3 and 5, Aula Rossa, Aula Biella and in the administative office (3rd Floor).
Students, Researchers, Professors and any person interested in the experimentation have received a wearable sensor ables to measure TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY and BRIGHTNESS.
Anyone who owns a Sensor can visualize in real time the environmental variables on his own SmartPhone thanks to an Android App.
The Crowd Sensor is able to detect all devices around itself such as smartphones, PCs and Tablets. In this way it's possible to count the crowding of a classroom without detect any privacy data.
A new way to communicate our feedback about Comfort to the Management of the University has been developed.
ComfortSense App can be downloaded from the Google App Store and allows every user to send feedback about personal Comfort.
Everyone can communicate his feedback about: temperature, brightness, crowding and noise Discomfort.
Environment will adapt according to user feedback! Towards a Smart University