Sensors and sensor networks are becoming more and more important within our daily lives for our personal use as well as for industrial or business use. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of everyday life.
Wireless, smart networked sensors will soon be part of all our day-to-day activities, collecting and processing large amounts data, from traffic and weather conditions, to air quality and tidal flows.
The development of new technology has great potential for improving many current applications in areas such as:
- Smart buildings and cities
- Industrial process control
- Medicine – home and assisted living medical care
- Precision agriculture
- Global scale environmental monitoring
In a fast developing world, we think it is crucial to maintain updated and learn more about the existing technologies and applications, the challenges met by the industry, while taking a glimpse into the future of intelligent sensor networks.