Semester project: Fullösning

This is our semester project, we call it “Fullösning”. It’s an interactive sculpture, and you can interact with it through sounds. So what it does is that it lights up its wings depending on the sounds amplitude. The smallest wing respond to low amplitudes, the middle one higher amplitudes and the big wing the highest amplitude.

Here is a video that shows how it works! (Unfortunately youtube removed our sound in the video… :'( ).

We also took some photos of the sculpture.




Thanks for us!

Project by Jane Bertheim and Cornelia Damber Håkansson.

Themed presentation: Smart homes

Following is the themed presentation on Smart homes, because I’m using I can’t save it to a PDF-file. But here is the link to the presentation. Here.

Links to the case studies:
Aeotec by Aeon Labs  –
Traditional solution of a smart home today, a z-wave controlling system

Knocki –
Smart home controlling system but with a different kind of interaction

Google Home –
Smart home controlling system, but also a device who will learn from you and help you with small tasks

Device of the week: Navly

In september this year an experimental free shuttle service featuring electric, driverless busses launched in Lyon, France, the first of its kind in the world! The bus transport 15 people at the same time and are run completely autonomously and don’t have pedals or a steering wheel, though for now each have a human operator on board.

It features a 1,350 meter (about .8 mile) route with five stops around the neighborhood Confluence in the French city, and can drive up to 45 kilometers per hour.

The autonomous equipment on every shuttle includes LiDAR, sterovision cameras, GPS and motion sensors to prevent running into pedestrians.(LiDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth.)

Read more about Navly here.

Device of the week: HAPIfork

Eating too fast leads to poor digestion and poor weight control. The HAPIfork, powered by Slow Control, is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth with your fork, this action is called: a “fork serving“. The HAPIfork also measures:

* How long it took to eat your meal.
* The amount of “fork servings” taken per minute.
* Intervals between “fork servings”.

This information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your Online Dashboard on to track your progress. The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPIfork and apps plus a coaching program to help improve your eating behavior.

HAPIfork is a connected smart fork which lets you adopt healthy eating habits:

  • Eat at the right time
  • Eat at the right pace: not too fast
  • Follow a coaching program
  • Share with the community

Patents: The technology is covered by four patents

  1. Measure of hand-to-mouth movement
  2. Capacitive detection
  3. Specific mechanical cooperation between the electronic key and fork
  4. Interaction between apps and data platform


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.