This project aims open-design hardware prototypes for monitoring the environment using open-design hardware and open source software. The first prototype has a sensor station and a base station. The sensor station is attached to a tree and sends the collected data to the base station which is interconnected to the InterSCity Platform. The project is partnership with the group managed by Prof. Marcos Buckeridge, from Instituto de Biociências – Universidade de São Paulo in the context of the INCT InterSCity.
By now, the units offer:
The focus of this project is to take advantage of the Internet of Things in order to design solutions that obtain data from sensors distributed over Smart Cities. The sensors will be attached to trees, send data using the Internet, and integrate a system that will notify specific agents when necessary. Scaling this solutions for a big city like São Paulo can be troublesome bearing in mind 650 thousand trees only on the streets, for example, but this challenge will have a great impact not only to the people’s life but also to the nature itself, indeed.
The team is made of researchers from different institutions:
Instituto de Biociências – USP
Tânia Girão Mangolini
Prof. Marcos Buckeridge
Escola Politécnica – USP
Max Rosan dos Santos Júnior
Institut Supérieur de l’Electronique et du Numérique (ISEN)
Anne-Camille Le Corre
Oumeima El Isbihani
The technical aspects of the Internet of Trees context of this project is presented at the software page of the Internet of Trees project.