Living Lab - Dashboard prototype

A dashboard for remote city management.

Living Lab is a series of experiments conducted in the Eindhoven region by a cooperation of over 20 research institutes and stakeholders.

Our work in this context has been the creation of a management “dashboard”. This dashboard visualizes activities within the area using heat maps and allows for limited control of the siutuation (controlling lights).

The prototype has been set up as a local demo for demonstration and user evaluation. It has been connected to a set of controllable street lights to mimic the real-life situation. In addition, we developed a controllable LED-banner board linked to the application, that senses sound activity and reacts to that.

The system has been implemented using JavaFX, running on a high-resolution touch monitor. The street lights are controlled via DMX, and the banner/sensor board via a proprietary serial protocol.