“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go”
More and more municipalities need to monitor a large number of variables to optimize resources and provide a good service to citizens. What is the objective? Improve management through cost reduction, offer more efficient services and reduce the environmental footprint; But also to act in other areas, such as the control of air and noise pollution, citizen participation and smart tourism. In conclusion become a Smart City.
With the integration of new information and communication technologies into socio-economic, political and environmental-related plans, collaboration between cities and administrations is promoted. For this reason, the use of new systems of monitoring allows to know the energy expenditure, being able to focus efforts and finding out where to act. The Smart Spot, in addition to monitor the energy expenditure, favor the communication with the citizen, allowing the participation and generating other type of cultural and business opportunities.
Smart Spots are able to establish defined urban functions and promote the degree of participation among citizens, governments and the private sector. This contributes to ensuring informed participation to create shared knowledge for urban governance purposes and to provide a platform that provides a simple way to view evolution and interpret data.
In this way, technology has become a fundamental tool. And is that, thanks to it is possible to predict measure and control the energy consumption of all agents that are part of a Smart City.
In addition the Smart Spot is able to measure the noise level with the aim of creating more sustainable cities. Our auditory threshold ranges from 75db (A) to 125db (A), the noise pollution we are exposed to every day can cause serious health problems, such as hearing trauma, causing hearing loss; elevation of auditory threshold and other disorders not intimately related to the auditory system such as stress, insomnia, depressive symptoms, lack of concentration and effects on memory; Disorders that significantly affect our standard of living and are important to control. It is imperative to monitor the noise threshold of the atmosphere to focus actions and protect our health, optimizing resources and improving the standard of living of citizens.
These technological solutions make it possible to optimize energy consumption. Through the sensor network of Ubiquitous HOP we obtain the necessary information to realize calculations of the optimal consumption in each moment of the process of a Smart City. With this information the current situation is known, a history is built and it allows establishing predictive patterns with which to know the forecast of demand in the future, adapting the energy consumption and thus saving energy.
The main objective is to develop solutions that facilitate and reinforce the measures taken by the municipalities against climate change. That’s why we build applications that show real-time energy consumption and air and noise pollution. Looking for a more sustainable and technological growth.
HOP Ubiquitous is part of the specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technologies, ITU. The UN’s sustainability strategies fall within the Millennium Development Goals (SDG). The purpose of this project is to implement ICTs in a total of 17 goals in search of the sustainability of cities, the SDG plan goes from digitization of education, air quality sensitization, awareness of the inhabitants for the conservation of Ecosystems and air quality monitoring; Among many other sustainable measures for the digitization and implementation of ICTs by improving the quality of life of citizens. The ITU “is committed to connecting the entire world population – wherever it lives and whatever means it may have”
HOP Ubiquitous is completely committed to this social and economic change of the cities, so Antonio Jara (CEO HOP Ubiquitous) is an expert of the Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. Technology helps improve the quality of life of citizens both economically and socially. Betting on ICT is betting on health.