Libelium’s Fifty-Four Days of Smart City Christmas

If you saw the movie "Forrest Gump" all those years ago you may remember the scene where Gump's friend lists off all the things a chef can do with shrimp—the crustacean that is. What's the connection to MESH Cities? Recently the Spanish smart city appliance firm Libelium launched a device that gives developers new ways to solve the big problems facing the cities of today.
What's more, Libelium even offers a cook book of applications just in time for Christmas. Here they are for our MESH Cities readers:
  • 01

    Smart Parking
    Monitoring of parking spaces availability in the city.

  • 02

    Structural health
    Monitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments.

  • 03

    Noise Urban Maps
    Sound monitoring in bar areas and centric zones in real time.

  • 04

    Traffic Congestion
    Monitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes.

  • 05

    Smart Lighting
    Intelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights.

  • 06

    Waste Management
    Detection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes.

  • 07

    Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Smart Roads and Intelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.

  • 08

    Forest Fire Detection
    Monitoring of combustion gases and preemptive fire conditions to define alert zones.

  • 09

    Air Pollution
    Control of CO2 emissions of factories, pollution emitted by cars and toxic gases generated in farms.

  • 10

    Landslide and Avalanche Prevention
    Monitoring of soil moisture, vibrations and earth density to detect dangerous patterns in land conditions.

  • 11

    Earthquake Early Detection
    Distributed control in specific places of tremors.

  • 12

    Water Quality
    Study of water suitability in rivers and the sea for fauna and eligibility for drinkable use.

  • 13

    Water Leakages
    Detection of liquid presence outside tanks and pressure variations along pipes.

  • 14

    River Floods
    Monitoring of water level variations in rivers, dams and reservoirs.

  • 15

    Smart Grid
    Energy consumption monitoring and management.

  • 16

    Tank level
    Monitoring of water, oil and gas levels in storage tanks and cisterns.

  • 17

    Photovoltaic Installations
    Monitoring and optimization of performance in solar energy plants.

  • 18

    Water Flow
    Measurement of water pressure in water transportation systems.

  • 19

    Silos Stock Calculation
    Measurement of emptiness level and weight of the goods.

  • 20

    Perimeter Access Control
    Access control to restricted areas and detection of people in non-authorized areas.

  • 21

    Liquid Presence
    Liquid detection in data centers, warehouses and sensitive building grounds to prevent break downs and corrosion.

  • 22

    Radiation Levels
    Distributed measurement of radiation levels in nuclear power stations surroundings to generate leakage alerts.

  • 23

    Explosive and Hazardous Gases
    Detection of gas levels and leakages in industrial environments, surroundings of chemical factories and inside mines.

  • 24

    Supply Chain Control
    Monitoring of storage conditions along the supply chain and product tracking for traceability purposes.

  • 25

    NFC Payment
    Payment processing based in location or activity duration for public transport, gyms, theme parks, etc.

  • 26

    Intelligent Shopping Applications
    Getting advices in the point of sale according to customer habits, preferences, presence of allergic components for them or expiring dates.

  • 27

    Smart Product Management
    Control of rotation of products in shelves and warehouses to automate restocking processes.

  • 28

    Quality of Shipment Conditions
    Monitoring of vibrations, strokes, container openings or cold chain maintenance for insurance purposes.

  • 29

    Item Location
    Search of individual items in big surfaces like warehouses or harbours.

  • 30

    Storage Incompatibility Detection
    Warning emission on containers storing inflammable goods closed to others containing explosive material.

  • 31

    Fleet Tracking
    Control of routes followed for delicate goods like medical drugs, jewels or dangerous merchandises.

  • 32

    M2M Applications
    Machine auto-diagnosis and assets control.

  • 33

    Indoor Air Quality
    Monitoring of toxic gas and oxygen levels inside chemical plants to ensure workers and goods safety.

  • 34

    Temperature Monitoring
    Control of temperature inside industrial and medical fridges with sensitive merchandise.

  • 35

    Ozone Presence
    Monitoring of ozone levels during the drying meat process in food factories.

  • 36

    Indoor Location
    Asset indoor location by using active (ZigBee) and passive tags (RFID/NFC).

  • 37

    Vehicle Auto-diagnosis
    Information collection from CanBus to send real time alarms to emergencies or provide advice to drivers.

  • 38

    Wine Quality Enhancing
    Monitoring soil moisture and trunk diameter in vineyards to control the amount of sugar in grapes and grapevine health.

  • 39

    Green Houses
    Control micro-climate conditions to maximize the production of fruits and vegetables and its quality.

  • 40

    Golf Courses
    Selective irrigation in dry zones to reduce the water resources required in the green.

  • 41

    Meteorological Station Network
    Study of weather conditions in fields to forecast ice formation, rain, drought, snow or wind changes.

  • 42

    Control of humidity and temperature levels in alfalfa, hay, straw, etc. to prevent fungus and other microbial contaminants.

  • 43

    Offspring Care
    Control of growing conditions of the offspring in animal farms to ensure its survival and health.

  • 44

    Animal Tracking
    Location and identification of animals grazing in open pastures or location in big stables.

  • 45

    Toxic Gas Levels
    Study of ventilation and air quality in farms and detection of harmful gases from excrements.

  • 46

    Energy and Water Use
    Energy and water supply consumption monitoring to obtain advice on how to save cost and resources.

  • 47

    Remote Control Appliances
    Switching on and off remotely appliances to avoid accidents and save energy.

  • 48

    Intrusion Detection Systems
    Detection of windows and doors openings and violations to prevent intruders.

  • 49

    Art and Goods Preservation
    Monitoring of conditions inside museums and art warehouses.

  • 50

    Fall Detection
    Assistance for elderly or disabled people living independent.

  • 51

    Medical Fridges
    Control of conditions inside freezers storing vaccines, medicines and organic elements.

  • 52

    Sportsmen Care
    Vital signs monitoring in high performance centers and fields.

  • 53

    Patients Surveillance
    Monitoring of conditions of patients inside hospitals and in old people's home.

  • 54

    Ultraviolet Radiation
    Measurement of UV sun rays to warn people not to be exposed in certain hours.

Join the MESH Cities mailing list. We'll let you know what's what in the cities of tomorrow.

Twitter Feed

MESH Cities

follow us

smart cities

green cities

use by companies

big institutes

people power

academic research

online magazines