28 Aug '16, 11am

Life in the City Becomes Better with Sensors

For those visiting rural areas in developing nations, it is a common sight to see people using hand-operated pumps for clean water. Many government and non-government institutions install thousands of every year—but these often fail. This is where sensor technology comes into the picture. An “internet of everything” mechanism designed by a group at the famous Portland State University has completely revolutionized the use of sensors in the consumer electronics market. The team has invented a system that uses sensors and offers an extensive report of the water pumps. The system is called SWEETSense, and it is just one of the many ways the “internet of everything” is being applied to cities to improve people’s lives. Those who think about smart technology often limit their thoughts to their television sets, washing machines, or fridge. But today, the “internet of everything”...

Full article: https://www.ecnmag.com/blog/2016/08/life-city-becomes-bet...

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