In this year’s Student Innovation Challenge held by 52°North, I participated with a software project aiming to extend the open sensor web with a new way to transmit sensor observations. The 8-week challenge under the topic ‘Bridging IoT and Sensor Web Applications’ enabled me to deepen my knowledge on LoRaWAN connected sensors while contributing to the Sensor Web community. My project’s deliverable is an integration between TheThingsNetwork and the OGC SensorWeb, adding the missing component to a full open source stack for LoRaWAN connected sensing platforms.more >
Contextual Button – Measuring User Interactions with a Contextual One-Button-Interface
This year’s 52° North Student Innovation Challenge focused on connecting the Internet of Things with Sensor Web technologies. My entry into the challenge was inspired by the Amazon Dash button, a small internet enabled device that allows Amazon customers to order refills for their consumable goods (e.g. razor blades, detergent, etc.). When it is pressed, it connects to Amazon and places an order for the respective item.
What fascinates me is the idea of replacing the process of deliberately going online with a physical action that is directly integrated in the user’s current context. For example, when the user has just used the last of their detergent, they can directly press the button attached to the washing machine to order a refill. The whole interaction takes place in the context of washing clothes.more >