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Final Event Smart Surroundings

4 March 2009: Final Event Smart Surroundings:

“Making your surroundings smarter and smoother”

coral reef


Atrium SenterNovem
Juliana van Stolberglaan 3
2595 CA Den Haag

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The Smart Surroundings project is a Dutch funded project that refers to the trend that we as humans interact no longer with one computer at a time, but rather with a dynamic set of small networked computers, often invisible and embodied in everyday objects in the environment.

The overall mission of the Smart Surroundings project has been to investigate, define, develop, and demonstrate the core architectures and frameworks for future ambien systems. Our approach to enable ambient systems depends on highly distributed, reliable, and secure information systems that can evolve and adapt to radical changes in their environment, delivering information services that adapt to the people and the services that use them.

The Final Event of the Bsik project “Smart Surroundings” will take place on March 4th in the Atrium of SenterNovem in Den Haag. The event will be public, free, with lunch, and with, a.o. some nice presentations from TomTom and TNO Industry. During that event the official Smart Surroundings book will be presented.

Sensor network guards the Great Barrier Reef

The goal of this event is to show the results that the partners have achieved in the context of Smart Surroundings, as well as the developments and exploitation results of the industrial partners and the spin-offs of the academic partners. 

Some project results

  • Spin-off: Smart Signs Solutions (Maria Lijding)
  • Spin-off: Inertia Technology (Raluca & Mihai Marin-Perianu)
  • Further development of UT-spin-off: Ambient Systems
  • Product: automatic park guidance system (Nedap N.V.)
  • Applications in health: Personal Stress Management and Personal Activity Manager (Roessingh Research and Development)
  • Many scientific publications

stress detection
Stress detection: Early warning system for burn-out being developed


  • Integrated demonstrator (Thales): combines much of the research performed in an integrated environment, partly in real practice (a.o. TNO), partly in a simulation environment
  • System for stress reduction in an office environment (TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering)
  • Voodoo IO (Lancaster University): flexible interfaces, buttons and other operational elements (Pin & Play)

smart signs

Smart Signs

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