PROJECT 01 | COMMUNITY SMART CITY INITIATIVE FOR THE CITY OF MUNCIE
This project was brought about by the desire to transform the City of Muncie into a smart city. Our project entails proposing ICT solutions.
We realize the best way to help Muncie is to encourage open communication between
the different aspects of the community. Opening the communication pathway is a proven
method to improve collaboration and innovation. To develop this communication platform, we
propose developing a Smart Digital Town Hall that is composed of an application, an
organization, and interactive kiosks. Through this initiative, we hope to improve public relations
with the citizens, retain intelligent people, and encourage communication. We are going to
examine our problem space from a more systematic approach that largely depends on smart
governance and support using technology and data.
Project 02 | AWS/VOICE FLOW SOLUTION TO AID DISABLED COMMUNITY
The project entails solving problems for the disabled
Our first idea for this project includes using the abilities of amazon echo and the button to assist an individual with a disability. This idea is still in development as it needs more focus. The initial idea was to assist an individual with a vision hindrance allowing them to take care of multiple tasks at once in preparation for bed. This could include adjusting the temperature of the house, locking the door to the house, and taking care of any other tasks such as sending a message to someone letting them know everything is taken care of. This can be applied to multiple other disabilities and can be tailored to certain struggles and issues someone may have.
The second idea is to aid a lonely person in feeling less alone. To do this, Alexa will prompt the individual and ask them things like. Hey “Tom” would you like to hear the joke of the day? Or hey “Tom” would you like to hear a famous quote? Or hey “Tom” would you like to know what is significant about today in history? Things like this may aid in someone feeling less lonely.