Galileo-based trusted Applications for health and sustainability
The goal targeted by GOEASY was to provide the technical and business foundations to enable a new generation of trusted and dependable mass-market Location-Based Services (LBS) and Applications for engaging, stimulating and rewarding citizens for more sustainable behaviours. This was done by establishing an open ecosystem built upon unique Galileo features (such as increased trust and improved availability) and leveraging open standards and platforms enablers to federate with existing authentication and e-security services, the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart City and Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPs). GOEASY has designed and implemented a cloud-based platform able to provide trusted and dependable LBS in mobility to various types of devices (smartphone, IoT devices, etc.) in cross-platform fashion and covering the entire end-to end trust chain – so as to enable new businesses which need to rely on dependable position information.
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella – ISMB (project leader) (IT), Fraunhofer Institute (DE), Cnet Svenska AB (SE), Mundo Reader SL (ES), greenApes srl (IT).
The project in Torino
The GOEASY project provided the technical and business foundations to enable a new generation of trusted and dependable mass-market Location Based Services and Applications to engage, stimulate and reward citizens for more sustainable behaviours and healthier choices. This three-years project has contributed to the consolidation of an environmentally aware and engaged public community in the EU, while delivering added value innovative solutions for Location Based Services and opening new scenarios and opportunities for Smart City solutions (by enabling innovative LBS and IoT services). The research outputs have been relevant for EU citizens lives, promoting a healthier environment, increasing sustainability in cities, creating employment opportunities and improving existing technologies. GNSS user technology is now widely available in mass market devices including personal devices, connected vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT) objects, etc. The widespread availability of GNSS receivers, joint with ubiquitous communication capabilities of devices and the ability of cloud-based ICT platforms to federate with each other through open standards and APIs, is enabling a new generation of Location Based Services (LBS) able to support highly-scalable pervasive applications where large number of geographically-distributed users are engaged e.g. in immersive games and commercial services. While GNSS proves to be able to support such applications successfully, a major drawback prevents such approach to be used in more serious (and potentially highly rewarding) mass market applications i.e. the lack of authentication features, resulting in high difficulties in preventing users from spoofing position information to gain advantages or damage other users.
GOEASY was evaluated by means of two concrete use cases, namely the ApesMobility and the AsthmaWatch, both evaluated engaging real users in a medium-scale pilot in Torino (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden).
The City of Torino brought to GOEASY its experience in supporting activities of citizen engagement, recruitment and support. The City ensured the interaction with local authorities, public bodies and citizen fostering the communication to the citizens, supporting administration process regarding the implementation of GOEASY demonstration actions.
- EU funds to the project: € 2.507.323,75 (out of which € 137.000,00 to the City of Torino)
- Period: 42 months December 2017 – May 2021