Architecture and the internet of things. 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Advisor : Dennis Shelden
The class aims to explore the reality and possibility of environmental computing from the perspective of an architectural agenda.
The project 'Hot Desk Alert' utilized arduino sensors in order to sense human behavior in space and communicate that information through extended web services using various APIs. With the technology to sense human interaction in space, the project raises questions of static space distributions and seeks the possiblity of fluid architecture that utilizes real time information of how people occupy space.
The 'Hot Desk Alert' starts out by the existing need of smarchs student's office space at MIT. Whether than dividing the students in two groupsdue to the lack of large work space, it suggests to have a system that tracks the number of students inside the office space, the noise level, and temperature and informs students through text messages.
This technology is enabled through simple Arduino sensors, and an Arduino Yun that sends the signals through http to 'temboo' that connects the information to various web platforms.