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

    Compost
    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.

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