The project named “IoT for Education: Air Quality matters” (IoT4ED) is part of a larger Horizon 2020 funded program aiming to enhance physical environments with IoT platforms and applications, thus contributing to the development of of smart and connected environments (i.e. smart city, smart campus, intelligent transportation, etc).
The MCL Research group in collaboration with the Internet of Things Lab (IoTLab) have developed an IoT-based mobile application for secondary school students, aimed to promote environmental awareness about air pollution and an understanding of how the “Internet of Things” works. The mobile application co-designed with students and tested in secondary schools in Limassol (to evaluate the usability and impact of the app). The mobile app communicates with the platforms and databases which collect data from other cities in the EU and also displays environmental data from Limassol.
The CUT team which worked on IoT4ED consists of Dr. Lambros Lambrinos, Dr. Eleni A. Kyza, Andria Agesilaou, Loucas Constantinou, and Markos Souropetsis from the Department of Communication and Internet Studies at CUT.