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On September 27, 2016, Xian Wang defended his Ph.D. thesis "Design and Evaluation of Novel Gesture-Centric Interaction Models in Smart Spaces" at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Fulvio Corno was a member of the jury committee for the Ph.D. defense.

Voglio condividere la mia grande soddisfazione per l'Ambient Intelligence Student Showcase di ieri, e ringraziare tutti coloro che vi hanno contribuito.

La partecipazione di pubblico è stata ancora maggiore rispetto agli scorsi anni, e vi era una maggioranza di persone provenienti dal mondo industriale: ciò ci convince a perseverare sempre più su questa strada di didattica sperimentale ed apertura verso le aziende. Grazie a tutti per essere intervenuti e per le parole di incoraggiamento nei confronti di noi docenti e degli studenti.

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Gli studenti e i docenti del corso di Ambient Intelligence sono lieti di invitarvi allo showcase pubblico dei migliori lavori di gruppo realizzati durante l'edizione 2016 del corso!
I progetti di quest'anno sono tutti collocati nel contesto del tema "Health and well-being" (salute e benessere).

L'evento sarà ospitato dall'incubatore Treatabit presso la Sala Agorà dell'I3P a partire dalle ore 17:00 di martedì 4 Ottobre 2016

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Wearable devices are tracking our steps, our locations, our calories, our sleep hours, and even our pets' ones. But for some categories of users, the availability of a device that monitors the location and the behavior becomes more than just a fitness or fashion issue: it may help their health and safety. In particular, with the ageing population, the incidence of Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI) is significantly growing, and people need assistance in not getting lost (knowing their locations, being warned if they wander too far, being traceable by caregivers), in daily reminders (about medications, but also eating and drinking), in detection of health issues (fever, falls, hearth rate). All of this can be accomplished with Internet-connected wearable devices.

The thesis of Ian Martinez Garcia, a visiting student from Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, explores this issue, and proposed a prototype able to embody many of the mentioned features. Ian Martinez developed his thesis in collaboration with Caretek, that already focuses on wearable solutions for e-health and is actively focusing on next-generation IoT-based devices and services.

Imagine driving your bike, as you normally do, across the city. Your Smart Bike will be able to record all interesting data around you: air quality and pollution, street conditions, traffic, noise, weather, you name it. Now, imagine every bike has these capabilities: the amount, the reliability, and the granularity of such data will be enough to understand and manage new services in a Smart City. And, bonus point, your Smart Bike also features a GPS-based anti-theft system.

This is the context of the Thesis developed by Carmelo Migliore and presented on July, 2016. In his thesis, Carmelo Migliore developed a first prototype of an IoT-connected board able to sense the air pollutants, and be connected with GPS and mobile networks. The thesis was developed in collaboration with the TIM Joint Open Lab "SWARM".

The Ambient Intelligence students are progressing with the implementation of their projects.

A new website has been published, that summarized and links all available projects: https://ami-2016.github.io/

The website will also collect information about the upcoming Student Showcase, that will take place on October 4, 2016.