Libelium launched a Smart Water wireless sensor platform to simplify remote water quality monitoring. Equipped with multiple sensors that measure a dozen of the most relevant water quality parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) conductivity (salinity), temperature and dissolved ions such as Ca+, Cl-, K+. Waspmote Smart Water is the first water quality-sensing platform to feature autonomous nodes that connect to the Cloud for real-time water control. Read more.
Smart applications are becoming more prevalent in big cities and urban environments and in the countryside as well. Smart agriculture brings state-of-the-art technology to an industry where the plow and sickle have ruled for thousands of years.
In northwest Spain, wine growers of the Rias Baixas region are bucking traditional practices thanks to a government investment in Smart Viticulture that allowed multinational consultancy Idom to bring Libelium's Waspmote wireless sensor devices into the vineyards to address environmental conditions and improve environment-related management. The results are emblematic of how wireless sensor networks can improve many aspects of our lives via technological data acquisition that leads to informed decision making.
Pneumonia is the number 1 killer of children worldwide with 2 million deaths each year. With a child dying every 20 seconds, pneumonia is a significant contributor to neonatal mortality in developing countries – more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
The illness is treatable and preventable, but accurate early detection is key.
This book written by Michael McGrath and Cliodhna Ni Scanaill of Intel, is an exploration of the current state of sensor technology.
Focusing heavily on real-world healthcare and environmental applications, the book discusses both technical and non-technical challenges to consider as we move toward a more connected world.