This week we are taking part in deploying over 500 sensor motes at Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, May 15-17. The network will make up the Data Sensing Lab, a project that utilizes Digi’s XBee ZigBee modules and ConnectPort wireless gateways. The sensor data will be collected and managed by Device Cloud. The project demonstrates how real-time machine-to-machine data can provide insight into customer behaviors and preferences.
The senor network will provide more than 4,000 data streams running over Device Cloud with continuous updates on temperature, pressure, light, air quality, motion and noise levels in San Francisco’s Moscone Center during the conference. The Google Cloud Platform team will gather, transform, and analyze the information, then share heat maps and other data visualizations in collaboration with the Google Maps team.
Google is getting a global view of their entire multi-million dollar event, as it plays out in real time. They’re learning where people are going and when, how loud the applause is for each presentation, where it’s figuratively hot and where it’s literally cool. But they’re also learning how easy it is to integrate Device Cloud’s APIs with their own cloud-based business systems. Google and Digi collaborated to create a complete end-to-end solution in just a few weeks, one that’s ready to hand us 40 million fascinating data points.”
The Data Sensing Lab crew, Alasdair Allan of Babilim Light Industries, Kipp Bradford of Kippworks, Rob Faludi of Digi International, Michael Manoochehri, Amy Unruh and Kim Cameron of Google and Julie Steele of O’Reilly Media, created the project to collect data to answer questions about the physical world in a fun and awe-inspiring way. For more information about the software involved in this project, attend the “Behind the Data Sensing Lab” session on May 16, 5:20 – 6 p.m. PDT.
Here’s a bit of the press we’ve gotten so far about the project:
- CNet: Sensor motes sniff out Google I/O data trends
- Gigaom: Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization
- Venture Beat: At its conference, Google will be tracking your every step
- Economist: Mote Learning
- Wired / Cisco: Connective Hub: Data Sensing Lab w/Alasdair Allen
- Tom’s Hardware: How Google Tracks Everyone and Everything at I/O 2013
- PC World: Tech innovation not limited to Google’s big showcase
- Engadget: Google I/O attendees will see their every move recorded in real time
- Information Week: Google I/O Features Sensor Network
- MAKE: The Road to the I/O Sensor Network
- Google Developer Blog: Data Sensing Lab at Google I/O 2013: Google Cloud Platform meets the Internet of Things