Many of the research projects at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten work with position data. One of them aims to revolutionise the regulation of hobby drones. Until now, flight data has normally only been stored with the pilot. The blockchain is supposed to change that, too. There are already drones that have been upgraded accordingly. They automatically upload their position data to the internet at intervals of a few seconds and store it in the blockchain. This way, you can track who flew where and when with which drone. If it is a security-critical no-fly zone, the technology can automatically shut down the drone.
About Flextracks Solutions
Flextracks Solutions was a project that aimed to improve public transportation in Austria. By making currently static bus routes more flexible and therefore adaptable to their main users Flextracks aimed to improve the acceptance of public transportation. Another main goal was to save the enviroment by reducing carbon emissions.
Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa can make everyday life easier for many people. With the “vergissmeinnicht” project we have developed a so-called “skill” – i.e. a function – for voice assistants with which patients with dementia can complete personalised memory training. To do this, a carer can personalise the skill for the patient. Alexa then asks the appropriate questions and trains the memory of the patient. Memory training is also fun and can improve the quality of life of people with dementia.
Education is one of the central topics in the context of Industry 4.0 and digitisation and is one of the main goals within academia. Integrating learning into the workplace is important in Industry 4.0 and can be used in academia to assist students especially during times of online classes. W.A.S.T.L. was my master thesis and aimed to develop a work assistance system to assist students while performing exercises in the electronics laboratory to evaluate in which way such a system alters the performance of students in comparison to conventional teaching methods.