Applications for Future Internet. International Summit, AFI 2016, Puebla, Mexico, May 25-28, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Smart Cities for the Rest of Us

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49622-1_2,
        author={Miguel Ylizaliturri-Salcedo and J. Garc\^{\i}a-Mac\^{\i}as and Ra\^{u}l Cardenas-Osuna and Leocundo Aguilar-Noriega},
        title={Smart Cities for the Rest of Us},
        proceedings={Applications for Future Internet. International Summit, AFI 2016, Puebla, Mexico, May 25-28, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFI360},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Smart cities Poverty measurement Wearable computing Developing countries},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49622-1_2}
    }
    
  • Miguel Ylizaliturri-Salcedo
    J. García-Macías
    Raúl Cardenas-Osuna
    Leocundo Aguilar-Noriega
    Year: 2017
    Smart Cities for the Rest of Us
    AFI360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49622-1_2
Miguel Ylizaliturri-Salcedo1,*, J. García-Macías2,*, Raúl Cardenas-Osuna3,*, Leocundo Aguilar-Noriega1,*
  • 1: Autonomous University of Baja California
  • 2: CICESE Research Center
  • 3: Change Agents Society
*Contact email: mylizaliturri@uabc.edu.mx, jagm@cicese.mx, info@torolab.org, laguilar@uabc.edu.mx

Abstract

More than half of the world’s population live in cities. Smart cities could help to solve the present and upcoming problems that affects the people’s well-being. However, developing regions face big challenges, like fighting poverty, jeopardizing the smart cities adoption. In this paper, we propose to design technologies for the problems of our developing regions. We describe our current work, designing and developing a wearable device for measuring poverty trough the analysis of social interaction and outlining its evaluation in the neighborhood of Camino Verde in Tijuana. We conclude by discussing our vision on the importance of designing technologies for our specific problems, culture and way of life.