2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Title

Exploring Mesh Networks for Smart Buildings

Location

Ballroom, Maucker Student Union, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Document Type

poster

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprece-dented challenges across the world and universities are not savedeither. Standard classroom activities in COVID era are even more challenging, with the primary challenge being ensuring physical distancing. We present a smart classroom system, BubbleNet, that attempts to relax these challenges. BubbleNet leverages cost- effective (∼ $30) IoT nodes with motion sensors. The IoT nodes collaborate with each other via OpenThread - the latest open- source mesh networking protocol released by Google. In this paper, we present the development and demonstration of BubbleNet for monitoring physical distancing rules in a classroom.

Start Date

30-7-2021 11:30 AM

End Date

30-7-2021 1:15 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Dheryta Jaisinghani

Faculty Advisor

Sarah Diesburg

Department

Department of Computer Science

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Jul 30th, 11:30 AM Jul 30th, 1:15 PM

Exploring Mesh Networks for Smart Buildings

Ballroom, Maucker Student Union, University of Northern Iowa

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprece-dented challenges across the world and universities are not savedeither. Standard classroom activities in COVID era are even more challenging, with the primary challenge being ensuring physical distancing. We present a smart classroom system, BubbleNet, that attempts to relax these challenges. BubbleNet leverages cost- effective (∼ $30) IoT nodes with motion sensors. The IoT nodes collaborate with each other via OpenThread - the latest open- source mesh networking protocol released by Google. In this paper, we present the development and demonstration of BubbleNet for monitoring physical distancing rules in a classroom.