Digital Living Lab
UOW is leading the digital revolution in the Illawarra with the creation of the Digital Living Lab
Together with the SMART Infrastructure Facility, UOW has deployed a radio communication network across the region using LoRaWAN technology with other technologies joining the digital revolution. The sharing of data is a smart city solution, working to improve the quality of life for people in the community, with the network enabling a diverse range of applications from the university, government, commercial and community sectors.
Examples of applications include collecting data on stormwater and landslides, the creation of a digital map of fire hydrants for emergency services, a sensor to record when beer kegs need re-placing and an interactive map for wheelchair users.
In addition, the SMART Infrastructure facility operates the SMART IoT Hub where research and expertise is shared to enable pilot ideas to realise their full potential.
The Digital Living Lab provides the framework for a partnership with the wider region, as well as important opportunities for research.
Through the ideas of Share, Enable and Create, the Digital Living Lab is facilitating a Smart City solution, improving the quality of life for people in our community.
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Dr Johan Barthelemy
Dr Nicolas Verstaevel
Senior Professor Pascal Perez