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Sensor Atmosphere

Daniele Tosi

Monday, July 12, 2010

About me
Started first venture (Audax) at 16 Telecom Engineering background (BSc, MSc) Alta Scuola Politecnica extra degree PhD in Electronics Engineering Research: developed from scratch a new class of optical fiber sensors at 20-35% cost

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About me
Fulbright experience in the Silicon Valley (Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship) Endeavour scholarship for research project based in Sydney Sold optical fiber sensors technology to an established company through a M&A/spin-off agreement Reached exit and ready for the new challenge

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What now?
I have gained a valuable vision about sensors in our future life I have realized that sensor technologies are established and becoming more invasive for controlling everyday life. Sensors turn into spimes (sensors + GPS/time + network + memory) Sensor technologists develop sensor networks that track specific parameters, but nobody really knows how to handle these data. For sure, not how to handle them altogether and efficiently. Spimes are not just rough data, they are information - and they can build themselves information and relationships. Spimes sync data to their cloud, not the cloud. Future developments in mobile devices, microprocessors and wireless will enable each unit, even small and simple, to be active and not just passive -> “following” other spimes and managing events.
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The missing cloud
Each sensor network is linked to its cloud With this upper cloud, anyone can access sensor information

Spimes
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Other clouds can make use of this information

For example...
Mercedes cloud TomTom cloud

GPS Impact sensor Speed
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For example...
plan Insurance Mileage company

Mercedes cloud

TomTom cloud

Eme rgen

Traffic

cy c all

Urban managem. First aid

GPS Impact sensor Speed
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For example...
Mercedes cloud TomTom cloud
Ads provider

GPS Impact sensor

LLOW FO

Location + profile + mobile advertising

Speed
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Another example...

Rem hos pita ote liza tion

Remote hospital / physician

Heartbeat

Oximetry B. pressure ...

Telemedicine
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Another example...
Clinical service Physician
Hist or y
Research / investigation

Me dical develo pment s
Rem hos pita ote liza tion

Faculty of medicine Pharma corporate

First aid

Remote hospital / physician
Neighbor alarm

Prescriptions Suggestions

Heartbeat

Oximetry B. pressure ...

Telemedicine
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Types of sensors
Now Mobile Wearable Medical Domestic Structural Transports Chemical
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Vision
Location-based sensing Urban interaction Biomedical monitoring Intelligent clothes? Remote hospitalization, biomedical monitoring Smart houses, robotics, domestic interaction Health monitoring, active building control Traffic management, remote vehicle control? Environmental monitoring Safety biosensors

Smartphone data (GPS, acceleration, camera) Biosensors, wearable monitoring devices Remote monitoring of patients Wireless sensor networks, small-scale sensors Structural monitoring Smart structures In-car sensors, safety sensors in avionics Pollutants, chemical detection

Many devices, many host, many types of data

Goal
Pain: we need a sensor atmosphere, which raises over the single cloud and connects internet of things spimes/clouds Information, even anonymous, from one sensor has significant value outside its cloud Value proposition: build the abstract layer that reads updates from all sensors, all types of data, all hosts and shares them with the outside (search) and with the inside (follow) - as Twitter
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The project tasks
➊ Build the upper cloud ➋ Create a metadata ➌ Define input ➍ Define output ➎ Build search ➏ Build follow ➐ Develop tags
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How it looks like
Followers
#label #host time location sens_val... #label #host time location sens_val... #label #host time location sens_val... #label #host time location sens_val...

All updates

Header Conbination

Twee t

Follow

Tw

rch #label #host time sea t
location sens_val...

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Host API to medatata? ???

Spime

d loa Up

Looks like Twitter + TwitSearch, but needs to work on sensors
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Issues
Protocols: design through protocols that will be then reused by developers Privacy: how can sensors remain anonymous and hidden to users? Separating users and sensors as much as possible Log-in/initialization: how?

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Supporting innovation
Xbee enables internet of things networking cheaply Smartphone and portable devices increase closeness to networks Wi-fi opens internet connections and longer links

Integration of small sensor modules modules

Netsukuku project: internet as a whole mesh network?

(1) Meshing networks
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Supporting innovation
Barriers
ASIC for all FPGA for top-level HW SW + HW design (μP)

Miniaturization Standardization Simplification

Anyone can design

(2) Hardware design
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competitive SW and HW

Supporting innovation
Enabling wireless powerup of remote modules

(3) Witricity
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Supporting innovation
TED 02/09 TED 03/09 1/2 TED 03/09 2/2

(4) The Sixth Sense
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Why open source?
Community: it reaches the whole community of developers from the start It enables developers to start working straight on the upper level Fast: it moves faster than proprietary software, giving up dead ends quickly Flexibility: software goes dynamic Business model: open source does not mean no business model...
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Why open source?
Open source takes the whole matrix Developer

Application

Applicationdriven design

Technology / type of sensor data
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Competitive scenario
Patchube - UK startup providing sensor store and datastream platform Funambol Teleport - Mobile open source cloud sync. Platform for syncing custom data on the Funambol cloud Widetag - Developer of spimes, spimes interfaces and tag-cloud interaction WikiCity - MIT experiment for Urban sensorization
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Beachheads
Start from existing spimes: Smartphones (spimes, apps marketplace, urban interaction, Twitter) Smart intrusion/burglar alarms (immediate creation of value) Mobile + profiled + localized advertising Telemedicine

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My plans
I have spotted the opportunity of the next big thing (but is it?) Relocate to somewhere I can learn fast, set up a team and go for this project Raise funds and bootstrap Iterate on the project Have fun building cool projects Deadlines in Aug/Sept for some funds
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Thanks for your help
sirddt@gmail.com dan82ddt DanieleTosi www.linkedin.com/in/danieletosi +39 329 2071297
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