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"Living Lab" Test Bed

Calit2 is moving university research prototypes and industry partner products into a real-life setting for system integration and testing, creating living laboratories in and around the UCI Building. These living labs allow researchers to receive immediate feedback on new algorithms and experimental devices. Industry partners gain first-hand experience with product prototypes and identify, early on, applications and services that their new products may enable. 
To see how their products perform, researchers have created “smart areas.” These designated spaces have been equipped with wired and wireless networks, cameras, a variety of sensors – acoustic, video, temperature, humidity, light, accelerometers and people counters – and innovative software to interpret the collected data.  Corporate, academic and government partners can also test their prototypes in the test bed, either in live drills or simulations.

The Calit2 ResponSphere test bed for emergency management is one example. ResponSphere provides a platform where researchers and industry partners are testing new software and hardware technologies.