Online Presentation on Holistic Energy Harvesting18th June 2012
Today I presented our research on Holistic Energy Harvesting at the IET conference on Wireless Sensing Systems (WSS 2012). In particular, I was talking about our system demonstrator, namely a "Vibration-Powered Sensing System for Engine Condition Monitoring".
Presenting at IET WSS 2012
Condition monitoring is becoming an established technique for managing the maintenance of machinery in transport applications. Vibration energy harvesting allows wireless systems to be powered without batteries, but most traditional generators have been designed to operate at fixed frequencies. The variety of engine speeds (and hence vibration frequencies) in transport applications therefore means that these are not usable. My presentation described the application-driven specification, design and implementation of a novel vibration-powered sensing system for condition monitoring of engines. This demonstrated that, through careful holistic design of the entire system, condition monitoring systems can be powered solely from machine vibration, managing their energy resources and transmitting sensed data wirelessly.
The presentation was recorded, and the slides and a video can be watched on the IET website by clicking here.
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Davide's App Featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine29th August 2013
Davide's New Forest Cicada app - available for both Android and iPhone platforms - has been featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine (Summer Edition) as one of the 'three things they love'.
The app uses the microphone of your smartphone to capture the sound in the surrounding environment. This sound is analysed on the phone itself to provide you with immediate feedback on whether the cicada is there or not. In both cases, if you complete a survey (by tapping on the cicada image in the detector page)... [more]
First DejaView PCBs3rd June 2010
Today we received the PCBs for the DejaView device (version 1)! Nearly a year has passed since we first began to think about how technology can better assist sufferes of memory loss, and we are well on the way to having our first new devices.
The device, forming a part of the dejaview system architecture (alongside a mobile-phone and web service) includes a three megapixel camera, bluetooth radio module, ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller and an array of different sensors.