Smart bench is installed on Poreč Riva, in front of the city administration building. This was the first such bench installed in the region of Istria on the day of setting up, Sep 1 2015.
It is solar-powered and allows charging of four mobile devices such as phones or tablets with its USB ports on the side of the bench. The integrated interface automatically recognizes the type of the device.
The bench also contains a series of sensors that can be read with smart devices, showing the GPS position of the bench, local weather forecast and conditions, current temperature etc. Depending on the location of deployment, the bench can be connected to a WiFi point, enabling the users to simultaneously charge a mobile device and surf the Web.
During the night hours the bench also acts as decorative and orientation lighting, using its collected solar energy.
This futuristic product is the invention of young Ivan Mrvoš from Solin.
- Source: Grad Poreč