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.
Hydra online demonstrations
Welcome to the Hydra online demonstrations. We are hope you will enjoy working with our demonstrators and that they will provide inspiration and encourage you to seek more information about the Hydra middleware.
Hydra demonstrations have been carried out very succesfully in a number of occasions. In March 2008, a Hydra demonstration at the CeBIT fair received a citation for being among the most innovative demonstrations of the year. And at the ICT Mobile Summit in Stockholm (June 10 - 12, 2008), the Hydra middleware was awarded the runner-up Best Demonstrator Award.
Now you can also enjoy the demonstrations online here at the Hydra website! We hope you will enjoy it. We would like to hear your comments also.
The Hydra team!
The HydraGizer Energy Efficiency Demonstrator at CeBIT 2010 Hannover
The HydraGizer Energy Efficiency Demonstrator was shown at the Fraunhofer FIT demonstration stand at CeBIT 2010 Hannover. The application runs on Android or iPhone smartphones where a summary UI show the current energy consumption of standard household devices like lamps, coffee machines or DVD players. The application recognizes the device using image recognition software and finds the corresponding energy metering device.
Online demo of Hydra Smart Home end user application
This breathtaking online demo shows a Smart Home application that has been built using the Hydra middleware and tools. It shows you a room layout, where available devices are displayed. By clicking on them you can control and interact with the physical devices that you see in the above camera. You can switch between different tabs to get temperature, air pressure, wind speed. You can also control a fan to create wind that will cause the wind meter to change.
The Hydra team has prepared a mock-up simulating of what could be the first "basic-functionality" demonstration application for Hydra middelware in Healthcare. We have also added some 'pop-up' comments which mark how the middleware could be involved in the different sections of the application.
For the CeBIT 2008 (April) in Hannover, Germany a Building Automation prototype was constructed in order to show the intention and global vision of the Hydra middleware.
You can watch a video from the CeBIT demonstration here.
Go Mobile with Hydra. Download the Smart Phone Home Control Application for Windows Mobile
This compact Windows Mobile application allows you to use your Smart Phone to control your home. Whenever you want, whereever your are in the world! Once installed on your smart phone, the application reads the status of the devices and presents you with different options for interaction. The application also displays a camera image on the phone so that you can view the results of your interactions directly both on the phone and in the camera above.
Note you need to have .net 2.0 Compact Framework installed on your smart phone. Download the .cab file here. You need to register and login as a member in order to access this download area.
Time to make a career move? Learn how to become a Hydra Developer!
This "Hydra For Dummies" demo and tutorial will teach you in 10 easy steps how to become a professional Hydra Developer. As a Hydra middleware wizard you will be able to serve home automation, building automation, healthcare, agriculture sectors and many more industries with the next generation applications for the Internet of Things and Services.
The tutorial allows you to build your own application that interacts with the devices shown in the Hydra Smart Home online demonstration.
There are three tutorials for C# and Visual Studio 2005 programmers, for Java programmers and for PHP programmers. Download the tutorial here here. You need to register and login as a member in order to access this download area.