On 2nd December, Acoucité and MONICA were awarded the Silver Decibel in the competition "Decibel d'Or" (Golden Decibel), organised by the Counseil National du Bruit (National Noise Council) in France. The purpose of the [...]
Join us at this event for some great IoT and Smart City insights from various perspectives. There will be amble chance for networking and discussion. The event (free of charge) takes place 12 December 2019 [...]
Apart from professional user interfaces targeted event organisers, MONICA is also supplying visitor applications to provide relevant information about the event and engage visitors. Two examples are the open-air festival Pützchens Markt in Bonn [...]
MONICA sound and crowd monitoring has played an important part in the development of a political action plan for the Torino nightlife, known as Movida. Every night and especially during the weekends, large crowds [...]
At the Woodstower festival, volunteers distributed more than 6000 MONICA wristbands, offering festival goers to be part of music-synchronised light shows. Whereas many happily accepted the wristbands, others were more reluctant. [...]
MONICA has completed the second demonstration of its acoustic applications at the electronic dance festival Kappa FuturFestival in Torino. Results show progress but also challenges to overcome. Three acoustic applications are used in MONICA [...]
This weekend, 10,000 smart wristbands are distributed to the Woodstower festival goers, inviting them to be part of the light shows during the evening concerts. The Woodstower festival is a celebration of the last [...]
MONICA has contributed to a White Paper which provides guidance for the drafting of a good urban policy for live music. The paper states that such a policy is built on an equal partnership between [...]
A new eBook has been launched by the Large-Scale Pilots Programme which MONICA is part of. The book provides an overview of the five IoT projects involved in the programme with emphasis on market drivers [...]
More than 500 people tried the MONICA smart wristband at the IoT Week in Aarhus. Even though there were a few challenges along the way, the response to the IoT wristband and its interactive [...]
MONICA is joining the IoT Week in Aarhus, Denmark from 17th-20th June with several activities that show you how IoT technologies can benefit our society and life. As part of the thematic track Emerging [...]
Work colleagues, fans and even the professional rugby players who Preston Binns was detailed to protect responded positively to the idea of the smart glasses. In total, three stewards and five fire fighters tried [...]
In MONICA, the modelling of crowd dynamics from video footage is based on state-of-the-art deep learning techniques within the fields of computer vision and artificial intelligence. A recent demonstration of the MONICA crowd counting [...]
Every year in December, the City of Lyon transforms its buildings, monuments, rivers and streets into light installations to celebrate the city and its cultural heritage.
The winning solution encourages bar owners and nightclubbers to reduce noise in the streets by displaying sound levels and calling for action.
The winner of the second MONICA hackathon, Pauline O'Callaghan, impressed the judges with her augmented hearing solution that enables stadium visitors to control their auditory environment during games.
How do you create vibrant public spaces that are safe and enjoyable to visit and live in? The City of Torino is applying MONICA sound, crowd and security solutions to better understand and plan for the nightlife of the city which is centred around the San Salvario District.
The solution Auricle became the overall winner of the MONICA Open Air Hackathon, delivering strong use cases for MONICA.
The third and final MONICA hackathon deals with nightlife in the city and its positive as well as negative impact. Particular focus will be on the nightlife phenomenon, Movida where large crowds gather at night [...]
On 8th October 2018, the City of Torino will host a meeting for all who are interested in participating in the MONICA hackathon in Torino, which will take place from 9th to 11th November 2018. Participants [...]
MONICA solutions are deployed at the Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground to help better understand crowd behaviour and further improve the handling of incidents. The first demonstration took place on 17th August 2018 during the Vitality [...]
Hack away at the Emerald Headingly Stadium in Leeds, UK on 26th-28th October 2018. Win €5000, access to a growth acceleration programme and a chance to test your solution in a pilot. Read more and [...]
Pützchens Markt is a historic street festival that has taken place in Pützchen, Beuel near Bonn every year for more than 650 years. Placed in an area with many narrow streets and houses, the [...]
At Tivoli Garden’s Friday Rock Concert on 31st August 2018, MONICA starts testing its sound field control system for an improved sound environment during concerts. Additionally, solutions are deployed to support crowd monitoring and [...]
In MONICA, wearable technologies are used to monitor and manage crowds at events and add value to the visitor's experience. In this video, you can see Arjen Schoneveld from Dexels explain two kinds of smart [...]
When the Kappa FuturFestival opens its doors to two days of electronic music on 7th and 8th July 2018, a brand-new stage area will be one of the attractions for the concert goers. What [...]
You can participate in the MONICA Open Air Hackathon at the creative district Musicon in Roskilde, Denmark from Friday 24th August to Sunday 26th August 2018. Develop the most innovative and useful IoT solutions that [...]
At the MONICA stand, you can experience the use of IoT to support security and sound management of large, open-air events and get a hands-on experience of the staff wristband used at the events.
The festival Rhein in Flammen, which takes place from 4th-6th May 2018, is deploying MONICA solutions to evaluate the impact of sound emission from the main stage and to tackle crowd gathering at the event’s [...]
With more than 100 event days to choose from in 2018, MONICA will be busy deploying and testing its solutions, including 10,000 wristbands. To get the final details in place, the project is currently finalising [...]
Acoucité has made sound recordings of the Festival of Lights in Lyon and the FuturFestival in Torino to establish their soundscape maps. As you will hear, they are audio recordings allowing the reproduction of [...]
MONICA is looking for organisers who are interested in organising the third MONICA hackathon Urban Spaces in Torino, Italy in October 2018. Deadline for submission is 7th May 2018. Download the call description or Read [...]
High wind speeds combined with high constructions are dangerous for carnival employees and visitors of Northern Germany’s largest funfair, the Hamburger DOM. To minimise the risk of falling stall elements in strong winds, the continuous [...]
POSTPONED to November 2018 Submit your idea on a digital solution that enhances sports fan engagement and customer experience at large-scale, open-air sports events. If successful, you will be invited to join other developers at [...]
To create new opportunities for developers and startups, MONICA is organising three hackathons in 2018, calling for innovative applications on user engagement and enhanced user experience at large, outdoor events. Participant registration for the first [...]
MONICA partners DigiSky has developed an airship prototype which will be equipped with sensors and cameras to assist the monitoring of crowds at events, while complying with regulations. It is not a straightforward task to [...]
Accompanied by rock music and sound effects, Steffen Ring from Ring Advocacy presented MONICA in all its glory to standards and IoT experts at the ETSI IoT Week which took place from 23rd to 26th [...]
Scientific studies about the noise impact from transport and traffic are abundant, however, much less documentation exists on the effect that noise from music and cultural large-scale events has on the local population. To [...]
Meetings and workshops with key stakeholders have resulted in 70 scenarios and thirteen overall use cases for the MONICA platform and its applications. The next step is to choose the most relevant ones and [...]
To discuss the aspects of sound and noise in urban environments and think about possible solutions to the challenges, the Danish incubator centre for audio startups, Copenhagen Sound hosted a conference on 8th June with [...]
Several MONICA partners will participate in the annual IoT Week which this year takes places in Geneva, Switzerland. As a large-scale pilot, MONICA participates in a range of collaboration and coordination activities through the IoT European [...]
How do you safeguard data security and privacy in an IoT world? What new standards and regulations should you be aware of? And how do others approach large-scale deployment of Smart Cities? These were [...]
Visits to the pilot cities have begun to gain a better understanding of the challenges they face and the solutions MONICA can offer. The games of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos at Headingly Carnegie Stadium, [...]
The innovation project MONICA will demonstrate how cities can use the Internet of Things to deal with sound, noise and security challenges at big, cultural, open-air events. A range of applications will be demonstrated in [...]
On 6th February 2017, the Copenhagen Mayor of Culture and Leisure, Carl Christian Ebbesen arranged a high-level conference with the MONICA project as the main item on the agenda. 70 specially invited delegates attended [...]
It took five days and around 75 people to complete the kick-off meeting for the MONICA project which took place at the Project Coordinator, Fraunhofer FIT's premises near Bonn from 23-27th January 2017. Some of the [...]