|SensorFly - a unique, cloud sensing system that consists of miniature helicopter-based sensing nodes to assist in emergency situations.
Indoor Location Tracking
Within the SmartCommunities and Disaster Management initiatives, a clear need has emerged to be able to locate people and objects in spaces where GPS-based techniques dont work. Our approach is to build very simple, wall-pluggable in- frared beacons that continuously transmit unique IDs and to use IR sensors in or coupled with smartphones to detect, store and relay this information to a server. The scheme is low cost- per-room and relies largely on existing cellphone technology for backhauling the data no in-building network is required. On-site tracking of emergency personnel and assets, using this approach, is being explored. Poster
We consider a smart community system of software and hardware based sensory systems that will integrate several subsystems of a physical region such as water distribution, local drainage, buildings and energy, and enable a range of services to the inhabitants and resource managers of the region. Learn more.