Ever entered an Elevator with a dirty floor or conference room which is not tidy enough and had called up for maintenance ? These are very common experiences in Office spaces, malls and hotels. Facilities struggle with maintaining round the clock staff to ensure a neat and welcoming ambience for their visitors. Realizing a need to address this problem, we introduce a recipe titled Elevator floor maintenance with Cognitive services that engage of IBM Watson IoT Platform and Watson Visual Recognition APIs to maintain tidy environments.
IBM Watson IoT Platform periodically collects images from a inbuilt camera to be fed and analyzed by IBM Watson Visual Recognition service. If the results of the image analysis determine a need for a cleanup, the IBM Watson IoT Platform alerts the facilities manager to schedule a clean-up service. The recipe engages Raspberry Pi with a camera as the device to capture data at the source. The Pi simulates inbuilt CCTVs and cameras that already exist in Elevators, malls and office spaces. Hopefully this recipe will trigger its applicability at your facilities and homes.