Innovatively making the city of Messina "smart".
The #SmartME project is a crowdfunded project born from a wish of a team of
researchers in the Mobile and Distributed
Systems Lab (MDSLab) at the University of Messina. Its aim is to encourage a
conversation with the municipality of Messina
in order to spur the creation of a novel virtual ecosystem based upon the paradigm of
the Internet of Things (IoT).
To morph Messina into a smart city, an Open Data
platform has been set up through the employment of low-cost microcontroller boards
equipped with sensors and actuators
and installed on buses, lamp posts, and buildings of local institutions, all over the
urban area. Thanks to such
infrastructure, it is now possible to collect data and information for designing
advanced services for citizens.