Device of the week: CubeSensors

A smart device that tracks your living conditions. Place one CubeSensor in each room at home and you will receive information about how to improve things such as temperature, light, sound and so on.


Measuring activity, sleep and food intake helps you build better habits. Yet it becomes harder to make the right choices if your home or office are working against you.

CubeSensors help you discover how small changes in your environment also affect your wellbeing.

Read more here.

Device of the week: Smartmarker

Smartmarker  – No more photos of whiteboards

Directly sends the written information from the whiteboard to an app where other persons can follow the lecture live.

Watch the whole article here.

“Using the Smartmarker, everything you write, draw, and present can be instantly stored and shared. This enables you to connect with meeting attendees all over the world who can experience the meeting in real time. When the show’s over, the saved details can be uploaded to the Equil app and distributed among students, colleagues, customers, and more. Simply pop in the traditional whiteboard marker of your choice, attach the sensor to the surface, and begin writing.”



Project: Smart gym

In the course Ubiquitous Computing we worked with a project we call ubIksu. Our solution to make the gym Iksu (a large and often crowded gym) into a smart environment. Our goal was to make it easier for gym members to plan their exercise ahead and don’t end up waiting at every machine. We also wanted to help the staff and gym members to find the right dumbbells at once and not to end up searching for them.

Our solution:

  • With weight sensors at the dumbbell rack we could measure if the dumbbell is the right one to its place or not. To help the user, we had a light that turned green if the dumbbell was in its rightful place and a red one if it was at the wrong place.
  • When the dumbbell is being used (accelerometers calculated if and when weights and machines are being used) a timer will start ticking and a yellow light will appear at the rack. The timer helps other gym members to get a grip of how long the dumbbell will be gone for.
  • We also wanted to measure the activity at the gym, so we used weight sensors in the floor. This let the users see in advantage where in the gym it’s a lot of activity. This information could be displayed in an app, a screen at the entrance or such.

    To read more about the project or to watch a short movie about it, visit the website.