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 features was very positive, generating increased interest in its potential.
In the MONICA project, the smart wristband is mainly used for crowd monitoring at pilot events but to show its potential, MONICA added additional features for the IoT Week so that participants could use the wristband to connect with each other, vote at conference talks and be notified of keynote sessions.
A survey conducted with the users shows that most of them (74 %) found it easy to use the wristband and especially the connecting feature worked well. Since the wristband can have many functions and features, people were interested in knowing more about how it could be used in other settings and situations.
And the winner is…
Since MONICA is reusing its smart wristbands, the participants were asked to hand it back after the conference. In return, they got a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note9 (512 GB), sponsored by the local organisers, it-forum.
The winner was drawn Thursday afternoon and the smartphone is now on its way to Steven Johnston from the UK.
Watch the webcast from our session our listen to the session podcast
Even though the smart wristband demonstration was the main activity for MONICA at the IoT Week, the project also conducted a session on the use of IoT to manage sound and security at large, open-air events. The session was webcast and is accessible with slides so you can follow the talk even better.
You can also listen to the talks on podcast, provided by Radio IoT Week. To find the MONICA session, go to Wednesday 19 June.