The IoT Infrastructure and Data Analytics Team is a group of interdisciplinary researchers at Purdue University whose collaborative effort is funded by the SMART industry consortium and the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).
The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network is a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana devoted to working together to fuel prosperity by harnessing the power of Internet-enabled sensors to develop our region into a global epicenter of digital agricultural and next-generation manufacturing.
The SMART consortium provides a structure by which interested companies can collaborate with Purdue researchers, in the pursuit of exploratory pre-competitive research in low cost IoT device manufacturing, IoT communication and networking as well as data analytics for a variety of applications in healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and smart infrastructure.
A presentation highlighting our research efforts can be found here.
Engage agriculture producers/businesses in the region and develop agriculture IoT testbeds
Enable real-time analytics of manufacturing systems and develop manufacturing IoT testbeds
Invest in innovative place-making projects that increase education, vitality, and connectivity
Create an ecosystem for low-cost printed IoT devices and data analytics in the WHIN region
The past fifteen years have seen broadband Internet becoming more widely available, the cost of connecting decreasing, more devices being created with Wi-Fi capabilities and sensors built into them, technology costs going down, and smartphone penetration sky-rocketing. This has created the climate to usher in the next technological revolution, the Internet of Things, or IoT for short.
The IoT is a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors. Any stand-alone internet-connected device that can be monitored and/or controlled from a remote location is considered an IoT device. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT.
“The First Wave of the Internet was bringing the world online. The Second Wave has been about building apps and services on top of the Internet. But now the Third Wave has begun, as the Internet integrates seamlessly and pervasively through every aspect of our lives, changing how we work, how we learn, how we stay healthy, how we get around, and even how we eat.” -Steve Case
The term was coined by Kevin Ashton of Proctor & Gamble only in 1999, and has grown exponentially year over year since then. The interconnected relationships will only continue to develop, and will be between people-things, but also between people-people, and eventually things-things
Sensor List Shows a list of all deployed sensors along with their location and remaining battery. Click on ID in order to get specific information on each sensor as well as the graphical log of the measurements. You can also export the measurements to a CSV file for further analysis.
Real-time Measurements Shows real-time temperature and humidity measurements from the display sensor at the Birck Nanotechnology Center.
Sensor Distribution Shows the location of the deployed sensors: Click on each sensor to display real-time and history information on the collected measurements.
Heat Map Displays average temperature or humidity directly on the map for a given date.
Data Analytics Displays data analytics (e.g. anomaly detection) from the display sensor at the Birck Nanotechnology Center.