Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of bridges in real time. Continue reading “Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges”

3 enterprise IoT lessons learned from triathlete training gear

As an amateur triathlete for the last several years, I have a wearable / IoT ecosystem in the form of my training gear. I have a wearable GPS watch that provides time, distance and speed/pace for the swim, bike and run, and three wireless sensors in the form of a heart monitor, a weight scale, and a cadence and power meter on the bike. Continue reading “3 enterprise IoT lessons learned from triathlete training gear”

Solar Cells Applied Directly to Silicon Chip Can Power Wireless Sensors

Small solar cells attached directly to a silicon chip can potentially serve as an efficient and reliable power source for wireless sensor networks (WSN). This new technology developed by researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems would greatly simplify large-scale WSN applications, for instance in agriculture. Continue reading “Solar Cells Applied Directly to Silicon Chip Can Power Wireless Sensors”