2018
Electronics/Sensors/IoT

Road transportation, as an important requirement of modern society, is presently hindered by restrictions in emission legislations as well as the availability of petroleum fuels, and as a consequence, the fuel cost. Wasted heat is one of the most abundant and widely available energy sources in our living environment and industrial activities. When the tires move across the surface, be it roads, they produce a small electric current known as the triboelectric effect. The friction between the tire and the ground consumes about 10 percent of a vehicle's fuel. That energy is wasted.

Our idea is to develop such sensor which converts the heat energy losses in the tires to usable form of energy, may be any form here ...

The H.E.R.O. (Hazardous Environment RecOnnaissance) Sensor is an amalgamation of sensors mounted on an optional pan/tilt unit with the intelligence to autonomously scan an area for specific heat signatures. HERO’s AI communicates 3D location information with the robotic platform (land-, water- or air-based) to which it is mounted to offer navigation suggestions. It also communicates sensor information and acquired images to an operations center allowing it to function with or without human guidance.

HERO was originally conceptualized to help Fire Departments. The majority of America's firefighters are volunteers; volunteers that are becoming increasingly difficult to find and keep. Many departments are understaffed so larger scenes are difficult to manage with the few resources available. Robots are a great tool ...

An automated and connected climate control system that reduces energy consumption of Heating/Cooling systems by opening / closing windows, to allow for cross ventilation and desired heating / cooling.

Each window is equipped with a small motor, that is powered by a small rechargeable battery and a solar cell. The motor can be controlled via a central (cloud, in-house) networked unit (Raspberry Pii for example) that determines when to open and close a window to allow outside air into the home for cooling / heating / venting. Sensors can be individual at the device and/or centralized. Since the system helps control temperature naturally and is powered by solar/wind mill, the energy cost is minimized.
Can also be applied ...

HOME ALARM-

INTRODUCTION-

Cost effective solution for home security using the app providing features to raise safety alarms.

OUR INSPIRATION-
Home security systems have long been used in rich homes in emerging countries. We got motivated to recycle and use old phones and tablets, used devices like computers on providing cost effective security at every home and were invited to present our idea at RSA conference at San Francisco. This inspired us to sustain and develop our interest in providing cost effective security at homes using OSS.

OUR SOLUTION-

Our app provides the requisites features on how we could secure our homes using used and broken phones and tablets, alarm clocks, internet connection, sync service and fix safety alarms. The cost of deployment and added ...

Tests and Identifies Degraded Sensors Without Having to Remove Them

An in situ measurement system for monitoring the performance of piezoelectric sensors, particularly accelerometers, was developed. With this technology, characteristics such as resonant frequency, response, cable status, connectivity, bonding and linear range, can be determined. Sensors can be tested in a very wide frequency range, extending to 200 MHz and beyond, without removing them from their mounted locations, and without requiring specially constructed transducers or special wiring. Assessments can be performed in situ, and can be conducted with hand held test equipment or integrated into instrumentation systems. With this monitoring system, degraded sensor performance can be quickly and economically identified with a handheld unit or integrated directly into test equipment.

Benefits

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There are many baby monitoring devices available in the market. We want to extend the concept to include a pacifier also. The device will monitor baby activities like sounds (and movements as an extension). Depending on the preprogrammed sound patterns and activity, the device can play a lullaby. The lullaby can also be recorded in the mother’s voice and played back. One can program a set of lullabies which can be programmed. The concept can be enhanced to rock a baby crib or enable/disable light.

We feel that our idea will be a boon to the parents in giving them a much needed rest and reduce some stress levels.

In case the baby is restless beyond a certain defined ...

Intelligent retail is a term which is used to describe the smart technologies that are designed to give the quick and easy shopping experience. Purchasing and shopping is a daily chore and it is followed by a long & tiresome billing process at the counters which leads to customer dissatisfaction. Customers waste a lot of their time during the billing process. To overcome this disadvantage, IoT based trolley can be used for shopping.

Basically when a customer enter the shop, he or she will be equipped with a smart shopping trolley attached with a LCD display screen, a barcode reader and a location tracking module attach with it. There will be a smart card through which a customer can ...

The growing demand for digitization to transition into the Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things has presented an opportunity to learn, construct and lead the innovations thermal system monitoring and predictive maintenance. Without a connected interface or configurable modes, legacy systems support a limited set of preset fault conditions with limited configurations.

The goal of the digitization process is to retrofit existing standalone thermal systems with active analytics, error handling, remote servicing capability. Requirements for a embedded smart device are created as a template for adaptation for a general use case for system functions in environmental data input, logic and storage, actuation, and data transfer to any connected interface.

The model based structure of the system architecture is created ...

This concept is actually two concepts; my modified light-field array 3-D Pixel Unit and my concept of the Light-Interface, both working together to send light through an object to render it invisible while producing a holodeck within the inner Light-Interface itself as a by-product of sending light through an object in the first place.

I imagine this to be an extremely crude, low-resolution proof-of-concept experimental table-top apparatus to prove the light geometries of my 26 year old discovery of the exact, geometric inverse relationship between invisibility and holodecks due to my Light-Interface concept applied to all Light-Interface Systems.

The 3D Pixel Unit is fascinating to me because it is rigid its position, relative to itself, of the dual 3D ...

Frequent determination of glucose concentrations in diabetic patients is required for diabetes management. This requires repetitive finger pricking. Use of non-invasive detection techniques offer several advantages, such as absence of pain, exposure to sharp objects and tighter control of glucose concentrations. These potential advantages have led to considerable interest in the commercialization of NI glucose monitoring devices. Several techniques have potential leading to viable measuring devices. One promising technique for monitoring blood glucose concentration is to use optical absorption spectroscopy. This project targets the detection of glucose concentration in blood using Infrared absorption spectroscopy, which will be amicable for Armed forces during critical conditions.

In order to measure blood glucose concentrations, the device involves the emission of near-infrared light ...

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