Research Award- IoT.

We are pleased to announce that prof Valentina Nisi was awarded the Google Technology Research Award Pilot of the Internet of Things – IoT.

The project submitted is called iBeFUN (iBeacons for Fun) and is led by professor Valentina, Mara and Paulo. iBeFUN will explore the use of Google technologies in location dependent stories, applicable in the tourism industry. This project involves the installation of several Google Beacons (low consumption Bluetooth sensors) at the streets of Funchal, to explore the ways people interact with immaterial media content (like rumors), and to enhance the experiences inside and outside closed environments (museums, escape rooms, etc.).