The Smart Heritage City Project (SHCity) began in 2016 under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Interreg V Sudoe program, and is developed by a multidisciplinary team from Spain, France and Portugal, composed by technicians and researchers from the Santa Maria la Real Foundation for Historical Heritage, AIDIMME Technological Institute, CARTIF Technological Center, Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), NOBATEK, TECNALIA Technological Center and the City Hall of Avila.
The consortium met recently in Bordeaux for members of the consortium to meet and discuss the progress made in recent months and to present the project in this French city. The meeting took place shortly after the SHCity project was awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, in which the European Union will promote works that contribute "added value to heritage" throughout 2018.
The project, which has Avila as a pilot city, consists of installing a network of 230 sensors and devices in 26 spaces of the historic complex that will control in real time a series of environmental or structural parameters, as well as others related to safety, energy consumption or the flow of visitors.
SHCity also includes the development of an application for tourists that will take advantage of the information gathered by the monitoring systems and will have a more informative approach aimed at making visitors and society aware of the importance of properly preserving the heritage. It is also planned to install interactive panels, so that blind people can have access to certain data of interest.
For more information www.shcity.eu