The MONICA project aims to demonstrate an IoT platform in the context of multiple existing and novel Internet of Things technologies for Smarter Living and supporting an extremely large number of uses compared to existing demonstration projects. At the same time, the approach will demonstrate solutions in the context of real societal challenges related to security and safety of citizens in the public space, the right to express and pursue European cultural values, and the concern for environmental and safety issues associated with large events held in inner cities.
Horizontally, the approach is further to integrate a large number of IoT technologies and applications from across the value chain (high cost professional devices to low cost wearable consumer devices), integration the sensor networks with closed loop actuating applications and exploring the integration potential with existing Smart City platforms using standardised architectures and open enablers. Based on several devices such as smart armbands, cameras, glasses and drones, MONICA will be able to offer a portfolio of applications for enhanced city services, which will be demonstrated in 6 different European cities (Copenhagen, Lyon, Bonn, Torino, Hamburg and Leeds), involving 100.000+ end users. Each of the sites will choose a number of relevant applications that they wish to deploy. Whereas some cities will emphasise optimal concert sound and enhanced noise control, and others look to optimising security, all pilots will actively involve their citizens, engaging more than 10.000 people in the evaluation process.