30 Nov '15, 9am

Listen Up: iPhone Hack Diagnoses HVAC

Listen Up: iPhone Hack Diagnoses HVAC

We all know that guy (or, in some cases, we are that guy) that can listen to a car running and say something like, “Yep. Needs a lifter adjustment.” A startup company named Augury aims to replace that skill with an iPhone app . Aimed at commercial installations, a technician places a magnetic sensor to the body of the machine in question. The sensor connects to a custom box called an Auguscope that collects vibration and ultrasonic data and forwards it via the iPhone to a back end server for analysis. Moving the sensor can even allow the back end to determine the location of the fault in some cases. The comparison data the back end uses includes reference data on similar machines as well as historical data about the machine in question. We couldn’t help but wonder why the hacker community hasn’t been building things like this for a long time. We have plenty of CPUs with en...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/11/30/listen-up-iphone-hack-diag...

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