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Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Smart Parking
    Monitoring of parking spaces availability in the city.
  • Structural health
    Monitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments.
  • Smartphone Detection
    Detect iPhone and Android devices and in general any device which works with WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces.
  • Eletromagnetic Field Levels
    Measurement of the energy radiated by cell stations and and WiFi routers.
  • Traffic Congestion
    Monitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes.
  • Smart Lighting
    Intelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights.
  • Waste Management
    Detection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes.
  • Smart Roads
    Intelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.
  • Forest Fire Detection
    Monitoring of combustion gases and preemptive fire conditions to define alert zones.
  •  Air Pollution
    Control of CO2 emissions of factories, pollution emitted by cars and toxic gases generated in farms.
  • Snow Level Monitoring
    Snow level measurement to know in real time the quality of ski tracks and allow security corps avalanche prevention.
  • Landslide and Avalanche Prevention
    Monitoring of soil moisture, vibrations and earth density to detect dangerous patterns in land conditions.
  • Earthquake Early Detection
    Distributed control in specific places of tremors.
  • Water Quality
    Study of water suitability in rivers and the sea for fauna and eligibility for drinkable use.
  • Water Leakages
    Detection of liquid presence outside tanks and pressure variations along pipes.
  • River Floods
    Monitoring of water level variations in rivers, dams and reservoirs.
  • Supply Chain Control
    Monitoring of storage conditions along the supply chain and product tracking for traceability purposes.
  • NFC Payment
    Payment processing based in location or activity duration for public transport, gyms, theme parks, etc.
  • Intelligent Shopping Applications
    Getting advices in the point of sale according to customer habits, preferences, presence of allergic components for them or expiring dates.
  • Smart Product Management
    Control of rotation of products in shelves and warehouses to automate restocking processes.
  • Perimeter Access Control
    Access control to restricted areas and detection of people in non-authorized areas.
  • Liquid Presence
    Liquid detection in data centers, warehouses and sensitive building grounds to prevent break downs and corrosion.
  • Radiation Levels
    Distributed measurement of radiation levels in nuclear power stations surroundings to generate leakage alerts.
  •  Explosive and Hazardous Gases
    Detection of gas levels and leakages
  • Quality of Shipment Conditions
    Monitoring of vibrations, strokes, container openings or cold chain maintenance for insurance purposes.
  • Item Location
    Search of individual items in big surfaces like warehouses or harbours.
  • Storage Incompatibility Detection
    Warning emission on containers storing inflammable goods closed to others containing explosive material.
  • Fleet Tracking
    Control of routes followed for delicate goods like medical drugs, jewels or dangerous merchandises.
  • M2M Applications
    Machine auto-diagnosis and assets control.
  • Indoor Air Quality
    Monitoring of toxic gas and oxygen levels inside chemical plants to ensure workers and goods safety.
  • Temperature Monitoring
    Control of temperature inside industrial and medical fridges with sensitive merchandise.
  • Ozone Presence
    Monitoring of ozone levels during the drying meat process in food factories.
  • Indoor Location
    Asset indoor location by using active (ZigBee) and passive tags (RFID/NFC).
  • Vehicle Auto-diagnosis
    Information collection from CanBus to send real time alarms to emergencies or provide advice to drivers.
  • Wine Quality Enhancing
    Monitoring soil moisture and trunk diameter in vineyards to control the amount of sugar in grapes and grapevine health.
  • Green Houses
    Control micro-climate conditions to maximize the production of fruits and vegetables and its quality.
  • Golf Courses
    Selective irrigation in dry zones to reduce the water resources required in the green.
  • Meteorological Station Network
    Study of weather conditions in fields to forecast ice formation, rain, drought, snow or wind changes.
  • Compost
    Control of humidity and temperature levels in alfalfa, hay, straw, etc. to prevent fungus and other microbial contaminants.
  • Hydroponics
    Control the exact conditions of plants grown in water to get the highest efficiency crops.
  • Offspring Care
    Control of growing conditions of the offspring in animal farms to ensure its survival and health.
  • Animal Tracking
    Location and identification of animals grazing in open pastures or location in big stables.
  • Toxic Gas Levels
    Study of ventilation and air quality in farms and detection of harmful gases from excrements.
  • Energy and Water Use
    Energy and water supply consumption monitoring to obtain advice on how to save cost and resources.
  • Remote Control Appliances
    Switching on and off remotely appliances to avoid accidents and save energy.
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
    Detection of windows and doors openings and violations to prevent intruders.
  • Art and Goods Preservation
    Monitoring of conditions inside museums and art warehouses
  • Fall Detection
    Assistance for elderly or disabled people living independent.
  • Medical Fridges
    Control of conditions inside freezers storing vaccines, medicines and organic elements.
  • Sportsmen Care
    Vital signs monitoring in high performance centers and fields.
  • Patients Surveillance
    Monitoring of conditions of patients inside hospitals and in old people’s home.
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