The LIMVI lab, or Laboratoire de recherche en Informatique Mobile et Villes Intelligentes, is a cutting edge research research infrastructure at the Université TÉLUQ to support research projects in the fields of Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing, Smart Environments and Human-Computer Interaction. The laboratory was found after receiving fundings from the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans program in 2014, for more than 887,000 $. Since that, more than 20 researchers (see the Students section for some of these researchers) worked in this laboratory and use the infrastructures to realise research projects from augmented reality or human activity recognition in urban environment, to the detection of driving fatigue and driving assistance with elderly drivers (see the Project Section for more details).
Systems and Infrastructure
We are proud to have one of the first mobile laboratory in Canada dedicated to support “in the field” (in situ) research project for Smart Cities and Mobile computing. This Mobile Laboratory is an adapted 39′ feet recreational vehicle that can be deployed in the city neightborhoods to support researchers and welcome participants.
This mobile laboratory is equipped with servers, 3G & WiFi network, independant energy source (fuel generator) to support the fast deployment of smart city technologies (e.g. sensor networks, mobile devices) in urban environment. The front side of the Mobile Lab is also equiped with an adaptable sensor network, PLC and a server that can enable smart home or any smart environments. Finally the rear part of the Lab is design to support researchers with workplaces. See the floorplan below :
This laboratory also includes :
- Augmented reality headsets like the Microsoft Hololens and Epson Moverio
- A smart phone fleet
- Sensor networks : Libellium Waspmotes
- Biometric sensors
- Servers and stockage devices
Some industrial users/partners of the LIMVI