Category Archives: Sensors

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 […]

Low cost passive fruit ripening gas sensor

In this project, we present an approach to develop a passive fruit ripening gas absorber that can be used to sense and measure at low cost. It would also be helpful to be able to measure less than 5 ppm. The adsorbing sensor is designed based on the selective adsorption of gas by metal complex […]

Using young talent in our projects!

We have been working hard on producing the sensor sets for a large environmental project (in collaboration with Beef and Lamb NZ, and the Waikato River Authority).  The primary focus of this project is to help farmers understand how their activities impact on river quality, and ho to improve on this. We have seven test […]

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 […]

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 […]