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Large Area environmental monitoring made possible!

posted May 19, 2017, 1:59 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 2:15 AM ]
Large area environmental monitoring can play a crucial role in dealing with crisis situations. However, it is challenging as implementing a fixed sensor network infrastructure over large remote area is economically unfeasible. A strong collaboration between our lab and Prof. Atif Shamim's lab resulted in a disposable, compact, dispersible 3D-printed wireless sensor nodes with integrated microelectronics which can be dispersed in the environment and work in conjunction with few fixed nodes for large area monitoring applications. 
As a proof of concept, the wireless sensing of temperature, humidity, and H2S levels are shown which are important for two critical environmental conditions namely forest fires and industrial leaks.  The work is receiving good media coverage (Link) (Link
More details can be found in:
Muhammad Fahad Farooqui Muhammad Akram Karimi, Khaled Nabil Salama and Atif Shamim, 3D-Printed Disposable Wireless Sensors with Integrated Microelectronics for Large Area Environmental Monitoring, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2017 DOI: 10.1002/admt.201700051