6 Dec 2014

The Array of Things

From This Way Up, 12:45 pm on 6 December 2014

Chicago Nodes Diagram and asthma sensor
Image: Satya Mark Basu and Douglas Pancoast/School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Array of Things is an audacious plan to turn Chicago into a smart city with a remote network of up to 1000 sensors. Anyone can connect up to this network with a smartphone, providing real time data that can be mined by anyone. This can then be used to discover how people use the city, and make it a better place to live and work.

Charlie Catlett is its lead investigator.