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New Smart Sensors Can Count Mobile Devices

May 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Detecting how many people or vehicles are in a certain place is a difficult task that in the past has been addressed by using expensive and limited video camera image analysis; now with the Smartphone expansion everybody has a mobile device with Wifi or Bluetooth…

CitiSense Offers Pervasive Monitoring for Analysis

May 20, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

The environmental impacts of our daily activities are largely invisible to us - Carbon dioxide from our cars, fertilizers from our lawns, environmental…

Wearable Devices Usher in Context-aware Computing

May 20, 2012 - in Sensors

We’ve entered a new era of computing that promises to provide users with a rich and seamless experience across all of their connected devices. Up to…

Indoor Sensor Allows Navigation Inside Buildings

May 10, 2012 - in Facility Management, Sensors

You may not have any problems finding a building in a busy city via the GPS receiver in your handset, but it won’t be helpful once you step inside one. How will you find the elevator or the bathroom or the fire exit? This problem could soon be a thing of…

The Impact of Domestic Drones on Privacy, Safety and National Security

May 8, 2012 - in Security, Sensors

Legal and technology experts hosted a policy discussion on how drones and forthcoming Federal Aviation Agency regulations into unmanned aerial vehicles will affect Americans’ privacy, safety and the country’s overall security on April 4, 2012 at Brookings.…

Flying 3D Eye-bots

May 6, 2012 - in Security, Sensors

Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure fl awless aerobatics and prevent collisions. Like a well-rehearsed formation team, a flock of flying robots rises slowly into the air with a loud buzzing noise. A good two dozen in number, they…

New Fruit Ripeness Sensor Developed

May 6, 2012 - in Sensors

Supermarkets in the US lose in the region of 10% of fruits and vegetables per year as a result of spoilage. Now a new sensor designed and built by Chemistry professor Timothy Swager and his students could provide the solution. The sensors can detect even the…

Sensor Apps For A ‘Smarter’ World

May 6, 2012 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Libelium, a wireless sensor networks platform provider, has made a list showing how the “Internet of Things” is becoming the next technological revolution. The list includes the most trendy scenarios, like Smart Cities where sensors can offer us services…

Southampton University Pilots Spyplane Design Course

May 4, 2012 - in Sensors

Southampton University is already a leading player in the field of robot vehicles; later this year it will become the first campus in the UK to run a course specialising in the design and build of a new generation of robotic craft. Professor Jim Scanlon explained…

Meticulous Map Shows Every London Bus Journey

May 1, 2012 - in Sensors, Transportation

Cartography experts Joan Serras and James Cheshire, both of the University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), have mapped every single one of London’s 114,000 daily bus routes. The map, which can be seen in full size at MappingLondon.co.uk,…