Costa Rica News – A Tica is one of the 35 innovators under 35 in the Latin American region.
Her project places sensors in cities to know the behavior of inhabitants and design cities according to their needs.
Arianna Salazar is 29 years old and the cofounder of BitSence. She studied Architecture at Veritas University and is currently a PhD researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Her invention tracks signals connecting smartphones to Internet networks. It calculates how many people transit a space, the time they stay in it and the frequency with which they visit. It also measures environmental aspects, such as lighting, noise and temperature in the place.
The info is analyzed and visualized by Bitsence, a web platform.
Bitsence is already being used in a pilot plan in Boston. It will be used to understand current situations and generate necessary urban inventions.
It is developed within the framework of Local Sense Lab, of MIT.