The BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca will promote sustainable mobility thanks to ActivEdgeMobile, (Promotion of active mobility through Digital Tokens, Edge Computing and Multiagent Systems – PDC2022-133161-C32). A project for the development of the proof of concept for which we have obtained funding from the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Juan Manuel Corchado has participated as director of the BISITE Research Group together with Sara Rodriguez, professor and researcher at BISITE. The project is presented under the name “Edge-IoT platform based on energy-efficient DLT technologies for the exchange of green digital tokens through the execution of smart contracts.

ActivEdgeMobile aims to develop and validate a solution to promote active – and thus healthy – and environmentally sustainable mobility. The solution aims to make use of technologies such as Internet of Things, Edge Computing, Green Digital Tokens based on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Recommender Systems, Virtual Agent Organizations and Agreement Technologies.

Technology boosting physical activity

Physical activity plays an important role in the health of citizens in today’s cities. Activities such as walking or cycling outdoors are two ways to promote physical activity. However, in cities it is not always easy to find safe and healthy routes (e.g., areas with low pollution, low noise, green areas, low traffic, safe, etc.) to perform these activities.

In this regard, it is even more necessary to promote the replacement of polluting transport vehicles with cleaner and healthier alternatives that, at the same time, involve more physical exercise, such as cycling. Faced with this situation, both companies and public administrations are very interested in accessing tools that allow them to automatically promote activities aimed at a more active mobility of citizens.

We are sure that this will be an excellent initiative to promote healthy habits in our society.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.