Getting Started

Step 1: Tools

Here you can find the recommended tools to get started:

Step 2: Data-Centric Design Hub

The next step is to get familiar with the DCD Hub, relying on three main concepts:

  • A Person represents a physical person, signed up on the hub. It can own, share and have access to Things. A person has:

    • a email address (its unique identifier),
    • a name
    • a password (at least 8 characters)
  • A Thing represents a physical or virtual component collecting data. For example, a phone which collects acceleration, a website recording number of page views. A Thing has:

    • an unique identifier (or id), automatically generated by the hub
    • a name
    • a type (optional), to give a type to the Thing (e.g. Phone, Wheelchair, Website)
    • a description (optional)
    • a list of properties (optional) which values change over time
  • A Property represents a Thing property

    • an unique identifier (or id), automatically generated by the hub
    • a name
    • a type, which characterise the nature of the property and its number of dimensions (See Property Types)
    • a list of dimensions
    • a 2-dimension list of values, starting with a UNIX TIMESTAMP and followed by the value of each dimension. All values MUST be numbers.
  ["UNIX timestamp", "value-dimension-1", "value-dimension-2"],
  ["UNIX timestamp", "value-dimension-1", "value-dimension-2"]
  • a list of classes (optional): if the property type is ‘CLASS’, you can associate text to the values. This is useful when using a property as data label.

Sign Up

To register, go to


Sign up with an email address, a name and a password.

Sign up

The sign up process creates an account, then the standard OAuth2 process starts with a consent: you need to let the web application access your newly created account, so that it can help you it! To do so click “Allow access”.


Once the consent succeeded, you can click on ‘+’ button and create a first one.

Create Thing - Button

For example with the name ‘My Connected Prototype’, type ‘Prototype’, and a description.

Create Thing - Dialog

The process may take a few seconds, as the hub generates an access token for your Thing.

Create Thing - JWT

COPY AND SAVE THIS TOKEN in a text file, it will be shown only once and enables your wheelchair to communicate with the hub. You can also save the thing id, but you can always go back to the manager to retrieve this id.

Step 3: SDK

From here you can continue with the SDK (Software Development Kit) of your choice: