Plant Wearable and Airdropped Sensor
To monitor plants on massive scale
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Saudi Arabia developed a wearable sensor for plants to analyze the plants on massive scale.
“When you are deploying PlantCopters, they get stuck strategically to the leaves of the plants because of the design architecture,” says Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, a professor of electrical engineering at KAUST.
“The plant monitoring systems you can get at Home Depot or Amazon are fairly expensive, and you have to go throughout the field and place them individually without them being able to communicate,” Hussain explains
Features and specifications
Rechargable lithium-ion battery
programmable-system-on-chip with 256 kB of internal flash memory to record the data
Bluetooth chip to analyzed transmit the data.
“My overarching objective is to collect big data and infuse it with AI so that drones can make real-time decisions like spreading fertilizer and pesticides as needed,” Hussain says