Sense-T nominated for two Tasmanian AIAA iAwards

Sense-T is delighted to be nominated for two Tasmanian AIAA iAwards in the Community Services and Public Sector and Government categories. These nominations are for the Sense-T AirRater smartphone app and Tourist Tracking Project.

The AIIA iAwards are the premier awards program for innovation in the Australian digital economy. The awards recognise and reward the efforts of homegrown innovative problem solvers. Tasmanian winners will go on to represent our State at the national AIAA iAwards.

The Sense-T AirRater Project, nominated in the Community Services iAwards category, has created a unique smartphone app that provides individualised alerts to people whose health is at risk from smoke, pollen, heat or pollution. It builds on an existing Tasmania-wide sensor network to measure real-time air quality. Since October 2015, more than 1000 Tasmanians have signed up to use the app that is enabling users to adapt their behaviour and manage daily activities to improve their quality of life.

The sensor network is also being used to support community-wide air pollution health advisories, heatwave forecasting and alerts, and fire weather mapping to assist firefighters, landowners and government. This Project is a strong demonstration of how the federation of data can be used to improve individual and public health outcomes and create real impact within the community.

Sense-T Tourist Travel Insights Blog
Sense-T Tourist Travel Insights Blog

Sense-T's Tourist Tracking Project is up for nomination in the Public Sector and Government category. This Project is the largest of its type in the world, both spatially and temporally. It's one of the most innovative and extensive research projects ever conducted into tourist travel.

Using smartphones and an app, we have gathered unprecedented insights into where groups of visitors go, how they move around, and what influences their decisions. For the first time, we have the ability to track how travel patterns differ according to age, home country, length of stay, reason for travel etc.

We can see detailed information on how long someone stands at a lookout, walks through a national park or browses an art gallery. There is significant value and impact to be had for government, industry and community as a result of this unique initiative.

Sense-T won a Tasmanian AIAA iAward in 2013 for the oyster app, an innovative web application that bought together real-time data about the oyster industry.

The Tasmanian iAwards will take place on Thursday 23 June at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.

Fingers crossed!

Published on: 09 Jun 2016