ETH Library Idea Contests

Library Occupancy Monitoring App

The libraries are - especially in between exams - very full. Before going there, it would be fantastic to have a simple app displaying libraries close to one and their occupancy. I suggest a traffic light based system, with red indicating a full library with no free seats and a green light indicating plenty of space.

This could even be expanded after collecting data. Similar to Google's feature (which sadly only exists for the main library) showing a graph of how full a place is at certain times during the day on average, the app could include charts and statistics.

In order to build such an application, there is no need for someone to actually count the free seats, using the amounts of devices sending beacons and connecting to the wifi can give a good estimate.

Deborah Otuyelu 11 months ago

Hello Patrice Becker, thank you for this interesting idea. I assume that you mean sth. similar to the "seatfinder"-tool of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): https://www.bibliothek.kit.edu/cms/english/av...tudy-spaces.php

Claudia Lienhard 8 months ago

This idea has been advanced to the current phase

Claudia Lienhard 8 months ago

This idea has been advanced to the current phase

Claudia Lienhard 7 months ago

This idea has been advanced to the current phase

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