Category Archives: Big Data

IoT Waikato Meetup provides another opportunity to connect

IoT Waikato October Meetup

The second IoT Waikato Meetup saw the discussion expand from sensors, connectivity, and development, to data and incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning to explore real opportunities to enable synergy between the physical and digital worlds.

Remote sensing of river quality

Have a look at our new story map – it shows how Wintec researchers in the primary industry and  sustainability teams are working with Beef and Lamb farmers in a priority water catchment.  The aim it to use sensors to measure environmental indicators to engage with farmers so they can understand the ‘footprint” of their farms […]

We reached a Milestone with our IoT systems!

We have developed very effective sensor networks and systems in the past, but have been tampering with a new emphasis on smaller modular IoT enabled systems.  The purpose of these smaller systems is to create modular units with a specific functionality that can be used in numerous different applications, whilst the cost is kept really […]

The Smart Garden is heating up!

We have been working furiously on making the Smart Garden project (sponsored by Curious Minds) a success.  Fortunately, we have been privileged to work with some really smart young people! We kicked off our campaign and jumped straight into starting to make sensors for our garden.  The first sessions were attended by about 30 enthusiastic […]

Aged Care and Ageing Well Symposium and Tradeshow

As Social Innovation Programme manager I am really excited to announce that we will be hosting a Technology Enabled Solutions Symposium and Tradeshow at Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand on 8-9 November 2016.  The symposium and tradeshow will be focusing on ageing well and eldercare and has already attracted interest from around the world.  If you are […]

Innovative sediment measures

On a forested development property the efficacy of current sediment capture methods will be determined by measuring the depth of sediment in sediment traps before and after large rain events. Assessment will be made of the water quality entering a waterway that runs through the centre of the property. All data will be GPS’d and […]

Use of real time remote sensors to measure water quality at a farm scale

Sensors that will measure various water quality parameter will be installed in a subcatchment area, where a water way can be attributed to a farm. These sensors will collect data 24/7 in real time, and over time, will provide information to the farmers on their farms contribution to the quality of the receiving waterways. These […]

Farm Environment Plans to Improve Water Quality

A baseline project to link actions by sheep and beef farmers to environmental improvements in the Waipa catchment. This project will use drones to map the farms, and GIS to analyse the maps to help farmers engage, identify and recognize land management units on their farms. We will then work with them to develop Farm […]

Interactive Health Research – Trial Village

The nexus of clinical, nutrition, and exercise in health-related trials Often health and wellness experiments and trials monitor only a limited set of data.  At our IHR Trial Village we  can provide and monitor a wide range of interventions and monitor an equally wide range of data to inform the analysis of impact of the […]

The spaces where learning happens (or not)

How we learn, where we learn and what we want to learn are all changing at the same time these days. Part of this journey is to monitor that the spaces we learn in actually help us learn better.  This has everything to do with shape, size, interior design, furniture, etc.  It also has to do […]