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Smart Gigabit Communities including Austin, Burlington, Chattanooga, Lafayette, Kansas City, Cleveland and others have taken the first, hardest step toward becoming smart communities, and they are advancing their efforts further by installing sensors and developing applications to connect those sensors to the existing compute and storage platforms via fiber or wireless networks.

Funded via a three-year, $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SGC creates a network of cities each employing a common approach to foster a gigabit application ecosystem. Today, 19 communities have joined together as part of the US Ignite SGC initiative.

Featured applications

Health applications

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SeaCat: SDN End-to-End Application Containment

Securing OpenMRS (open source medical record system) by deploying it in the SeaCat Application Containment framework. Demo will show the following: - Initially user only has access to the default network context. - User uses a browser ...

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Interactive Interface for Remote Physical Therapy

Our interactive physical therapy interface provides remote, in-home assessment and coaching with quantitative measurement of balance and movement 1. A physical therapist (PT) will be standing by at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 2 ...

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Compute For Cancer

We harness unused computing power and dedicate it to researchers working towards a cure for cancer. Compute for Cancer is where IoT meets distributed computing. There are approximately 2 billion active global Android devices. With ...

Smart Gigabit Communities Kansas City, KS and MO

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Education & Workforce applications

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Mars Rover game in the mathematics classroom

The Pentagon’s Office of Training and Readiness Strategy’s Advanced Distributed Learning laboratory (ADL lab) researchers and Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training (LMMST) team have joined forces with award-winning educators to create ...

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Looking for a Needle in the Video Haystack

We present ICSI's research on large-scale video search methods using an application that reveals the geo-location of a consumer-produced video based on it's content. We will show the demo web interface with three ...

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The Gigabots bring realtime internet connectivity to educational robotics platforms.

Smart Gigabit Communities Kansas City, KS and MO

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Energy applications

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ParaDrop is a virtualized platform for home WiFi gateways that allows diverse third-party services (e.g., home automation) to be easily installed and managed. - We will show how developers can install different applications and services ...

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Transportation applications

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Urban Air Quality Dynamics

Develop air quality sensing platform to determine spatial and temporal characteristics of urban air quality in diverse urban topologies.

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Advanced Manufacturing applications

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Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing

We want to transform how professionals and students can make and learn-about advanced manufacturing components through a "simulation-as-a-service" app based on cloud resource and software access. Advanced Manufacturing Apps that perform complex modeling and simulation ...

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Public Safety applications

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Storm Surge

Helping residents in North Carolina forecast and predict storms for coastal North Carolina waters. The project covers a range of coastal oceanographic and engineering problems, including regional and local tidal phenomena and coupled storm surge ...

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Drone-carried On-demand WiFi Networks

The drone-carried on-demand WiFi networks provide in-time, reliable and high-speed WiFi access at emergencies, public events, and rural areas when such infrastructures are destroyed, do not meet the demands, or do not exist. We will ...

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The Next Generation Business Emergency Operations Center (NextGen BEOC) (Lafayette)

Description: Two states in this collaborative team currently operate Business Emergency Operations Centers to coordinate local level private sector emergency response and recovery: Louisiana and Maryland. Our team will prototype a municipal Business Emergency Operations ...

Smart Gigabit Communities Lafayette, LA

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General / Platform / Other applications

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Cityzenith 5D Smart City

Cityzenith's 5D Smart City UI and app stack platform empower cities around the world to cities develop and deploy standards-based solutions.

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Long-Distance Battery-Powered Sensors for the IoT

SIGFOX uses a UNB (Ultra Narrow Band) based radio technology to connect devices to its global network. The use of UNB is key to providing a scalable, high-capacity network, with very low energy consumption, while ...

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This application, targeted for use by Healthcare Providers and/or Hospitals, will enable secure and tiered access to resources over a network optimized for end-user experience that is: 1) Policy-based; 2) On-Demand; and 3) Access ...

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