The planet’s population is moving to big urban centers and cities need to adjust their municipal services to cover an increasing number of citizens-customers. To do so and since resources are not abundant, they need to benefit to the maximum from the city’s resources.

Convergence theory is presented to indicate the manner of how cities are remodeling as a human-biological-technological amalgamation. This effort is happening at various rates and covers several areas of activity of cities throughout the planet. The ultimate convergence is the merging of machine and human intelligence to build a more powerful collective intelligence that self-operates a smart city within a sustainable way.

What once called wisdom, it is now re-phrased to “smart”; however, both norms emphasize on the information availability one must take certain decisions. Thus, from an ahedd perspective, smart means data-based: local/ regional authorities need to have real-time sources to plan ahead (predictive analytics) or dynamically alter its network of facilities that cover transportation, water distribution, street lighting, energy distribution, and/or public spaces’ systems but also cultural and leisure activities of the people living in the city . Cities now ask for highly efficient sustainable, as well as financially viable IoT and Big Data solutions to create social wellbeing for all -without exception thus involving assistive technologies- citizens.

Within ahedd, there is existing expertise on how to design advanced interrelated systems of hardware and software components that can directly communicate with each other and self-respond their state to their operator. Moreover, relevant data exploitation drive processes’ optimization through early warning or predictive actions, alarms and notifications while rules imposed by the systems’ operator guarantee a certain level of services’ responsiveness.

ahedd solutions’ portfolio includes an IoT platform that host value-added service like:
• Smart street lighting
• Environmental monitoring
• Landscape irrigation
• Geo-localized and time-stamped content provision.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G are setting the building blocks of the “smart” city. Building on a mixture of hardware infrastructure that allows smart cities to process huge amounts of data by various AI applications, smart city functions — Smart Mobility, Smart Environment, Smart Governance, Smart Economy and Smart Living. These are combined and optimized as collective and individual tasks within an integrated city working system.

Relevant Market Sectors

• Cities/ Neighborhoods/ Regions
• Schools
• Parks (public/ private)

Actions & Services

• Sensor and Peripheral design
• Hardware and Software Engineering
• Assembly
• Programming
• Quality control
• Operational testing

Assistive technologies

• Human-computer interaction
• Inclusive gaming

Business Partners

• Campus of NCSR Demokritos
• Athens Municipality
• Eurodrip S.A.
• TEI of Crete

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