Research paper on the experience of Chania presented at the SpliTech Conference 2022 in Croatia

July 18, 2022

Elisavet Tsekeri from our lead partner TSI (Technical University of Crete / Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης), authored a paper title “On the integration of nature-based solutions with digital innovation for health and wellbeing in cities“, based the experience of our pilot city, Chania. The paper was presented at the SpliTech Conference 2022 – Hybrid Conference in Croatia.

Our speaker Elisavet presented the potential of NBS-enriched digital techniques that can be integrated into a future city. By using Chania-Greece as a case study, Elisavet presented:

  1. Description of solutions
  2. Key performance indicators (KPIs)
  3. Design of ICT infrastructures (IoT, Mixed Reality, ICT)

The presentation then shed light on the scope of our work with Chania :

  • demonstration the capabilities of an ICT Platform which gathers and mines environmental data through visual analytics, enabling the interconnection of interactive Mixed Reality applications, Open Data Platforms, and third-party applications.
  • Combination of data from IoT, processed with ICT and visualised in Mixed Reality, is integrated to form an engaging interactive experiences for environmental awareness, outdoors on-site and on-the-move.
  • Expand the static visualisation with MR technologies, to increase citizens’ and visitors’ environmental awareness and motivate them to act accordingly to safe guard their city and individual wellbeing.
  • Promote public green spaces and make understandable and clear the impact to the citizens’ health and well-being through smart technologies in a multimodal, gamified and interactive way.