Knowhere

Environment

 

A collaborative project that took place in the FHNW - a university in Switzerland. Bringing together students from Merz Akademie; in Stuttgart, Germany, Northumbria University; Newcastle, UK and Southeast University; China.

 

Working with a mixed team of students studying: Computer Science, Graphic Design, Psychology

and Interactive Media Design to make something for LoRa; a new low powered network, a part of

Internet of Things (IoT).

Product

 

We created 'Knowhere'; it's a tracking device using the LoRa network. Allowing users to track their personal belongings by attaching the small device and seeing the location through the accompanying application.

 

The final deliverable was a presentation of the idea to members of Swisscom (the company hosting the project), showing the workings of the device; technology and user wise. Along with research, app & product designs, business plans, device cost, a working demo and a video demonstrating key features.

Connecting

 

To add a tracker, you simply enter or scan the code on the back of the tracker to sync it then give it a name along with an icon and a colour for easy recognition on the map.

Safe Zone

 

Adding a geo-fence allows the user to set up safe zones, for example, if you left the house without your wallet, you’d get a notification letting you know before its too late.

Locating

 

Selecting the lost item will display a map showing the location of the device, then you have the ability to ‘ring’ by playing an audio alert or ‘flash’ which then turns on an LED beacon so disruption isn't caused.

Viewports & Platforms

 

In production we considered all possible platforms and devices, looking at Android, iOS and Windows to different view ports such as the Apple Watch.

iPole | collaborative project with universes from Switzerland, Germany and China.

 

P.S The name I came up with: Knowhere, got trademarked in Switzerland as they liked it. Which I thought was pretty cool.

Key Features

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Video

I made a short video demonstration how Knowhere works.

 

Amazon / Bookwise / Knowhere / One Card / Volvic

 

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©Nimesh Nottath Reghunandanan