Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-TT Technology & Techniques

[M-TT43] Social media and earth and planetary sciences

Tue. May 26, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Kazuo Amano(Department of Environmental Sciences,Ibaraki University), Takashi Oguchi(Center for Spatial Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo), Masaki Ito(Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[MTT43-P01] How Can You Check If Your Home is Fine? : A Solution Offered by CSN Linked with Social Media

*Akiko SASAKI1, Hiroki UUEMATSU2, Tatsuya TAKEUCHI3, Satoru FUJIHARA4, Ahyi KIM1 (1.Yokohama City University, 2.Senshu University, 3.Yokohama National University, 4.ITOCHU Techno-Solutions)

Keywords:MEMS accelerometer, Sensor network, Twitter, Facebook, RaspberryPi, earthquake

Kim et al.(2015) constructed a citizen seismic network (CSN) in Yokohama utilizing MEMS accelerometer and RaspberryPi. To make the network denser, since the network largely rely on people who put the sensor unit in their house, it is important to make sensor unit useful for them not only when earthquake occurs but also in daily life. For this purpose, we developed various applications for the network linked with social media. In the daily life, utilizing a camera module, the sensor unit can for security and/or pet monitor, and when earthquake occurs people can check inside of their house through the internet. Once the unit detect quake it will tweet to let them know that their house felt it. However,if it does not tweet anything even there are earthquake nearby, people might wonder what happened to their house. So we let sensor units make conversation to figure out who felt and did not felt using the network. Utilizing this application, we believe our sensor network enhanced its value. We will keep developing such applications so that make it more useful and let people welcome to put the sensor unit in their house.