Category Archives: IoT

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 […]

Symposium update

Symposium Plans for 8-9 November 2016 are coming together. If you have innovative products related to the Ageing Well and Eldercare market in then you should consider being here at Wintec, in Hamilton, New Zealand in November as we run the combined Symposium and Tradeshow. The tradeshow application forms are now available.  Please contact us for more details 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 […]

Smart community vegetable gardening – A first update

We are currently busy with the background work for our Smart community gardening project, funded by Curious Minds.  We are starting with a base of about 30 very enthusiastic secondary school students in Cambridge, New Zealand.   When we applied for the funding, we saw an opportunity to transfer some of the knowledge we gained in […]

Smart community vegetable gardening

We were successful in obtaining funding from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) from their Curious Minds contestable fund to do a project with a community (vegetable) garden, sensoring it to provide information to the community about their garden that is usually only available in more sophisticated precision farming environments.  The aim is for them to learn […]

Monitoring water quality in the Waikato

We are doing a three year project in the lower Waikato region, mainly a beef and lamb farming area, to monitor the impact of farming practices on water quality.  Throughout the project we’ll be working with farmers in the region and also closely with the Waikato Regional Council.  This will also be the first time […]