Hydra is affilliated with the following programs and organisations:
The Hydra coordinater FhG FIT is a member of ARTEMISIA, the association for R&D actors in the field of ARTEMIS: Advanced Research & Technology for EMbedded Intelligence and Systems.
The Hydra middleware allows developers to create inclusive applications with a high degree of accessibility for all. The Hydra project supports the Commissions campaign: eInclusion - be part of it!
The Hydra project is part of the Cluster of European projects on the Internet of Things. The Cluster aims to promote a common vision of the Internet of Things.
The Hydra project on German TV: Stromsparen mit dem Handy
Last Friday (30/4/2010) the German Television channel, ZDF, broadcasted a news spot on the Hydra project in the programme Drehscheibe. The programme features the new Hydra energy efficiency demonstrator which, enabled by the Hydra middleware, allows the consumer to control and see how much energy any given domestic appliance uses. The information can be sent to either a PC or to a smart phone. The really unique feature is that it is possible to view the real time power consumption of the specific electric appliance by simply pointing the smart phone’s camera at it.