Category Archives: use cases

Do you need help?

Use Case: Emotional Recognition in the Library Could we use emotional recognition technology to discover when students are “troubled” or “in need of help” and then make appropriate interventions to support them in their studies? With constant emotional recognition could we start to understand what a “troubled” user’s expression is. What’s the issue? Users of … Read more

Ensuring wellbeing

Use Case: Student Wellbeing on an Intelligent Campus What’s the issue? As well as enabling a student to achieve their academic goals, colleges and universities have a responsibility for a student’s wellbeing. Their health, both physical and mental, security and safety, are all important to institutions. The development of intelligent campuses can offer considerable support … Read more

Going mobile

Use Case: Mobile Applications and the Intelligent Campus What’s the issue? Many universities and colleges are already providing student applications for smartphones and tablets to enhance their campus and learning experience. It is in fact surprising that all institutions are not offering apps, even if there is currently very limited data available for their campus. … Read more

I know how you’re feeling…

Use Case: Student Emotion Recognition What’s the issue? Can the performance of students and tutors be improved by a combination of emotion recognition and artificial intelligence (AI)? A number of universities are already looking at to the possibilities of using video monitoring and webcams across the intelligent campus along with emotion recognition software. In lecture … Read more

In the city there’s a thousand faces, all shining bright

Use Case: Intelligent Campus, Smart City What’s the issue? The Wikipedia definition of a smart city is “an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets.” These developments are also directly applicable to college and university campuses. Additionally, … Read more

What do you mean all the rooms are booked?

Efficient spaces on the intelligent campus What’s the issue? When you move around a university or college campus do you notice rooms and spaces that are currently unused or underused? Is space being utilised well or for an activity for which it wasn’t designed? As a teacher or lecturer do you have rooms you dislike … Read more

I think I know the way!

Use Case: Intelligent mapping What’s the issue? Most universities and colleges provide good quality traditional campus maps on paper and electronically, however, these could be hugely enhanced using the technology and data that is increasingly available. Combining this data with smartphone apps and electronic signage will improve the experience of campus users. Whether using basic … Read more

Hey Siri, what do I need to learn?

Use Case: Contextual Learning with a Virtual Assistant What’s the issue? Virtual assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Cortana, are increasingly available through Smartphones and other devices using varying levels of artificial intelligence (AI). As they become more and more popular they will be used  in education and taking learning out of the … Read more

Smart research

Use Case: Smart research on the Intelligent Campus What’s the issue? The Intelligent Campus is bringing together the features of the university campus with developments, such as the Internet of Things, to provide new research opportunities. An university campus offers an ideal environment for experimentation with a large population that is likely to be motivated … Read more

I recognise you…

Use Case: Attendance monitoring through face recognition What’s the issue? Student attendance is a major issue for higher and further education institutions for a range of reasons including the reporting requirements of the Home Office and Student Loans Company. Attendance levels have a strong relationship with the student experience, particularly, in terms of attainment and … Read more