The e-Health Sensor Shield allows Arduino and Raspberry Pi users to perform biometric and medical applications where body monitoring is needed by using 9 different sensors: pulse, oxygen in blood (SPO2), airflow (breathing), body temperature, electrocardiogram (ECG), glucometer, galvanic skin response (GSR - sweating), blood pressure (sphygmomanometer) and patient position (accelerometer).
Libelium lanunches today Waspmote Plug & Sense!™, a new line of Libelium encapsulated wireless sensor devices allowing system integrators to implement scalable, modular wireless sensor networks and reduce installation time from days to hours. Read More.
The new RFID/NFC module for the Waspmote sensor platform completes the active tag technology driven byZigBee with passive tag identification enabling the creation of complex location based services with just one device. Read more.
Given recent public alarm at the safety of our food sources, this accuracy of monitoring our food supply during the transport and distribution increases consumer confidence and protects community health and the food industry's integrity. To prevent food insecurity, we require reliable food systems at each stage of the food cycle: from foodproduction and harvesting, during transport anddistribution, at the shops we buy at and in the social settings wherever we consume food, and in themanagement of the resulting bio-waste outputs. Libelium's Waspmote sensors can be used to monitor and control the whole food cycle. Read more.
QUIROTEC system has been developed by Wireless Galicia, a Spanish company focused on wireless communication systems, and this project has been deployed in the National Park of Atlantic Islands of Galicia. This system is able to monitor several parameters (Temperature, Luminosity, Humidity and Ultrasounds) to study the habitat of bats and to determine whether bats are present within a specific area. Read more.
ARES system has been developed by DeltaZ, a Malaysian company focused on medical products, which has been deployed in several cities in Malaysia. The system is able to monitor several parameters (Oxygen, CO2, Vibration or Temperature among others) in different environments such as medical refrigerators, ultra low temperature freezers or LN2 tanks among others. More than 50 Waspmotes have been deployed in several hospitals in order to control and preserve medical drugs and vaccines. Read more.
The Vehicle Traffic Monitoring Platform from Libelium allows system integrators to create real time systems for monitoring vehicular and pedestrian traffic in cities by using the new Bluetooth - ZigBee double radio feature available in the Waspmote sensor board. Read more.
The new Bluetooth radio module has been specifically designed in order to scan up to 250 devices in a single inquiry. The main purpose is to be able to detect as many Bluetooth users as possible in the surrounding area. Applications include vehicle and pedestrian traffic monitoring in order to create intelligent transport systems.Read more.
The new expansion board allows to connect two radios at the same time in the Waspmote sensor platform. This means a lot of different combinations are now possible using any of the six radios available for Waspmote: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Bluetooth, RFID, Wifi and GPRS. Read more.
Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks, announces the completion of its Smart Cities platform. The new sensor board measures noise pollution, dust quantities (PM-10), structural health (cracks detection and propagation) and garbage levels in bins in order to improve the waste management. This board may be combined in a network with previously available sensor boards for gas monitoring, radiation detection and Smart Parking. System integrators can now create a comprehensive range of services based on the Smart Cities platform. Read more.
New Smart Parking technology from Libelium enables cities to make efficient use of their parking resources by providing accurate information on available parking spaces. The new platform allows consultancies and system integrators to deploy the solution in their local area. Read more.
Libelium announces the launch of OTA, a solution that lays the foundation for over the air programming (OTAP) for wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things. This technology enables firmware upgrades of the motes without the need of physical access. Read more.
The creation of the Radiation Sensor Board has been motivated by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima after the unfortunate earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. We want to help authorities and security forces to measure the levels of radiation of the affected zones without compromising the life of the workers. For this reason we have created an autonomous battery powered Geiger Counter which can read the radiation levels automatically and send the information in real time using wireless technologies like ZigBee and GPRS. Read more.
The new Smart Metering Sensor Board for Libelium's Waspmote platform enables very high reliability monitoring of 6 parameters for electricity & water supply, logistics and industrial automation.The new board extends the current features by supporting the measurement of the following key parameters:
Applications include managing the usage of electricity and water, supply chain management and manufacturing.
Ultraviolet Radiation is involved in many biochemical processes, in the case of human beings in the production of vitamin D and melanin, but overexposure may result in highly harmful effects, such as erythema, sunburn and even skin cancer. For this reason Libelium has recently integrated an Ultraviolet sensor in the Waspmote platform to control the UV Index which may be harmfull for humans.
The new Waspmote Agriculture Sensor Board enables up to 14 environmental parameters to be monitored in a wireless sensor network. This sophisticated monitoring brings extreme precision to crop growing in vineyards and greenhouses by enabling irrigation and climate control to be matched to local conditions.
There are two main ways of performing outdoor location when tracking sensor devices in a large area such as a city. The most extended is using a GPS module to get the information sent by the satellites on the 1575MHz band and extract all the information possible (latitude, longitude, speed, direction). However, this methodology is not effective when requiring mobile scenarios where the nodes can change from a clear environment to an indoor one, such as going inside buildings, garages and tunnels. For this cases we use the information provided by the Mobile Phone Cells (Cell ID, RSSI, TA) which is captured by the GPRS module. Read the complete article.
During the research of the Waspmote sensor platform, several tests were made using different kinds of transceivers according to the frequency bands (2.4GHz, 868MHz and 900MHz) and the transmission power (1mw, 100mW, 315mW).
The tests performed in the Monegros Desert (Spain) had the purpose of seing the capabilities and limits of the 802.15.4/ZigBee radios integrated in Waspmote.
Among the 6 different links (356m, 639m, 1239m, 3810m, 6363m,12136m) were chosen Line of Sight (LOS) and Non Line of Sight (NLOS) configurations which were tested always using omnidirectional antennas (2dBi, 5dBi). Read more.
Libelium has officially launched today the Waspmote platform. The research efforts have focused on providing a minimum consumption (0.7uA in the Hibernate mode), and at the same time, maximum performance and capabilities. It comes with three sensor boards which let deploy any kind of aplication using their integrated sensors: CO, CO2, O2, CH4, luminosity, temperature, water level, pressure,...
Libelium has launched a survey to ask developers and companies which sensors they would find useful a mote to bring. They are currently working on the development of the sensor integration board for Waspmote and they want to take into account your opinion. Think in a WSN project you would like to develop and tell them which sensors the motes should have to bring. There will be a prize draw for a Waspmote Developer Kit among all the participants. The survey: http://www.waspmote.com/survey/
Continuing with the sensor integration, we have added to the SquidBee mote a magnetic field sensor based on the Hall-Effect. The sensor, capable of detecting magnetic fields of 50 mT, provides the mote with a digital output that denotes the presence of the field; which can be used in different control and monitorization applications.
When monitoring risk situations it is important to be able to generate alarms in real time and in the same place where the parameter is detected. For this scenarios the ideal solution is to send a SMS directly to the secutity forces such as fireman brigade or policy. This article shows how to use the GPRS/GSM communication module for SquidBee and configure it to send SMS's in the same time it happens.
Once we have some SquidBees running in our sensor network it's time to add new sensors. In this articule we are going to add a vibration sensor to SquidBee. With this new sensor we'll be able to detect movements on the mote such as falls, crashes, seismic activity or even chek the amount of the mote vibration movement to measure special events.
SquidBee is a wireless sensing mote which simultaneously measures temperature, relative humidity and intensity of light and wirelessly sends data to a central monitoring Gateway. This tutorial is intended to provide a quick assembly guide for those who want to build a SquidBee through easy construction steps.
Here we have the classic presence detector built in a SquidBee mote. We use a PIR sensor integrated with an on-board circuitry and a Fresnel lens, suitable for detecting presence from anything emitting infrared radiation up to a distance of 6m, and connect it to a wireless emitter in order to receive the corresponding alarm. The mote is also prepared to remain in a low-consumption state, resulting in a perfect device for battery-powered applications.
We have developed a SONAR mote for detecting presence and measuring distances up to 6.45m. It is constructed from an integrated ultrasound sensor placed into a SquidBee mote which wirelessly outputs range values whenever there is any moving object within the monitored area.
In this article we are going to show how to improve a SquidBee mote adding GPS position using the GPS module from Libelium. To the three usual sensors (temperature, humidity and light) now we add the physical position as a sensor. With this improvement into the motes our sensor network is able to provide the coordinates of each node in real time.