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How DT Lab uses cloud network in AWS & Google with Smartphones to detect Quakes

Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley Innovation Center is a small agile team bridging between innovation and business units, with strong expertise in emerging technologies such as Cloud Communications, Mobile Platforms and Software-defined Networking. From SD-WAN to work load mobility across Hybrid Cloud Deutsche Telekom SVIC has collaborated with the industry.

Lou Schreier, VP Portfolio Strategy and Technology will share his vision of the projects and highlight the work that scientists at Deutsche Telekom SVIC and UC Berkeley, Seismology Department have done to develop a community-based early warning system utilizing smart phones as a very large sensor network capable of early quake-detection. Using advanced neural networks to classify a variety of signals generated from a range of activities, early results from the UC Berkeley algorithm achieved close to 94% classification accuracy in distinguishing earthquake motion from other detected motion. Additional gains in accuracy are expected as the application is used world wide.

MyShake: In a crowdsourcing program called “MyShake,” the scientists released the first quake-detecting mobile app for Android phones, available free on Google Play, and said a second app for Apple iPhones will be available soon. 

When an earthquake ruptures the ground, smartphones with the MyShake app can sense the first shaking, analyze it, and instantly relay the information to a specialized cloud server that collects it from other phones in the system and determines the quake’s magnitude

Developing the MyShake system is supported by a $1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and other essential algorithms were developed by Silicon Valley programmers at the Deutsche Telekom Innovation Center in Mountain View.

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  • Vipin

    Great information about MyShake, and great discussion around frequency of data collection, size of data, AWS IoT, ProtoBuf vs JSON, and battery power.

    I am co-founder of Teevr Data, and one of our product solves above problems for IoT applications: 40x more data, Built In format conversion, JSON support etc. We support multiple cloud platforms including AWS IoT, and one of our customer engagement is around seismic data.

    Check us out at http://www.teevr.io

    Sorry for shameless plug!

    August 16

    • Vipin

      My number is[masked]

      August 17

    • Siddartha

      Hi Vipin, Thanks for your message. Indeed very interesting . I am one of the presenters yesterday btw.

      August 17

  • Jagasia N.

    Looking forward to meet you all in the evening!!

    August 16

  • Jagasia N.

    RSVP today to be a part of this interesting discussion to be held next week at UCSC SV extension!!

    August 10

  • Louis S.

    MyShake began as an innovative idea stemming from UC Berkeley's Seismology Lab and spreading to our lab to solve a difficult problem at the same time as doing good, socially, has taken off and has reached global proportion and extremely promising results as citizen science. Yes, there is an app for this

    August 1

  • Prem T.

    Incredible IoT use case: crowd sourced smartphones used to collect data on shakes and a global Software defined network to detect earthquake.

    1 · July 25

    • Venkat SR Murty M.

      Please let World Bank know about it...they support lot of victims around the world...

      July 25

  • Jagasia N.

    The MyShake earthquake app uses cellphones to detect earthquakes as soon as they start.

    Join us to learn more about a smartphone seismic network for earthquake early warning and beyond

    July 19

  • Venkat SR Murty M.

    According to recent newspaper information in India
    around the borders of Bangladesh ,Columbia Scientists Predictions is saying there is possbile big earthquakes.Rectar Scale 8.2 or more than that is avaited according to Scientist Michal Styclear....
    is there any precautions or major steps you can suggest please let the Indian government know about it...

    July 13

  • Venkat SR Murty M.

    something like that should be done for floods....and river level controls ...in india some of the places dont even have equipement to warn early....Technology is so advanced but ..still we get floods into cities...

    July 11

  • Venkat SR Murty M.

    great..extraordinary..

    July 11

  • Prem T.

    Deutsche Telekom Lab and UC Berkeley have collaborated to detect quakes and send early warning.

    July 11

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