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Mark Stanley

Director - Thingitude

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Addressing personal safety in town centres with LoRaWAN

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The Things Stage

When

Thursday 22 September 2022

10:45 am - 11:05 am CEST

Add to Calendar 22-09-2022 10:45 am 22-09-2022 11:05 am Europe/Paris Addressing personal safety in town centres with LoRaWAN

Student safety is a growing concern, with women being particularly targeted.  Nobody has invented a “creepy guy” sensor, but LoRaWAN sensors play an important role in helping university students feel safer on the streets of Reading (UK).  This talk describes how a 19-year old trainee’s idea inspired Thingitude to work with local government and the university to deliver a city-wide network of sensors and MyWay – a personal safety app co-designed with women students.  The talk also looks at how making street-level data available on an open data platform can create wider benefits for the town.

Student safety is a growing concern, with women being particularly targeted.  Nobody has invented a “creepy guy” sensor, but LoRaWAN sensors play an important role in helping university students feel safer on the streets of Reading (UK).  This talk describes how a 19-year old trainee’s idea inspired Thingitude to work with local government and the university to deliver a city-wide network of sensors and MyWay – a personal safety app co-designed with women students.  The talk also looks at how making street-level data available on an open data platform can create wider benefits for the town.