2006 - 2008
Funding entity: 
CRIC SA,Electronic Systems Design Ltd., Triteq Ltd., JCB Electromecanica SL, Innovative Business Software, Sonton Teknologias, Pacscom Ltd., I.M.Personas con Bisminución de Barcelona, Innowacjapolska sp. Z o. o., Feltalálói és Kutató Központ Szolgáltató, Korlátolt Felel Sség Társaság

State-of-the-art LBS (Location Based Service) devices are unacceptable solutions for a daily use by elderly, handicapped or children. This is due to the large size of the device to be worn, the high cost of the service and their daily / weekly battery maintenance. The proposed solution is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 radio frequency standard and focus on developing a private wireless metropolitan network specified for location and guide-assistance services. The network will be designed to support large areas, being flexible enough to be easily scalable and implementable in a variety of scenarios, from large commercial areas and theme parks, up to entire cities, including indoor places, such as underground premises. The standard will provide licence-free radio frequency bands, very low-cost infrastructure, reduced size and low-power consumption in the devices to be worn, with a battery life of some years. The town council of Barcelona will commission and evaluate a City-Bee network in the district of “Nou Barris”, where a public institution for impaired people called IMD (L’Institut Municipal de Persones amb Disminució) is placed.

Boris Bellalta