Do you want to know what the Internet of Things can do for your city? The MONICA project will demonstrate how cities can use IoT technologies to manage sound and security at large, open-air cultural and sporting events taking place in the city.
Based on several devices such as smart wristbands, video cameras, loudspeakers, mobile phones and smart glasses, MONICA will be able to offer a portfolio of applications for enhanced city services, which will be demonstrated in six different European cities, involving more than 100,000 application users.
Six pilot sites will demonstrate the technology solutions at concerts, festivals, sporting events and city happenings, which attract millions of people.
Each of the sites will choose a number of relevant applications that they wish to deploy. Whereas some cities will emphasise optimal concert sound and enhanced noise control, and others look to optimising security, all pilots will actively involve their citizens, engaging 10,000 people in the evaluation process.
Three ecosystems and their applications address the different needs in management of events. They all relate to real challenges in terms of public security and safety, sound and noise control as well as user engagement and innovation.
29 partners from nine countries form the MONICA consortium, uniting a multitude of specialists from different disciplines.
From the demand side we have cultural event organisers and public administrations. Representing the supply side we have experts on IoT technologies and wearable sensor systems; drones and acoustics; cloud solutions and M2M communication. Finally, security and privacy experts, cognitive scientists and regulatory specialists are here to set the societal scene.