Reduce energy consumption of smart objects

The European project Energy for Smart Objects (EnSO) focuses on the development of energy technology for IoT devices. Evalan implemented this energy technology in the wearable sensor and the bGrid node to reduce the energy consumption of both IoT solutions. The combination of these devices resulted in a complete Smart Care solution.

All IoT solutions require energy to collect and transmit data. It is important that these solutions become autonomous and that they do not need batteries or a network connection to continue to generate data. During the EnSO-project, research was done on state-of-the-art micro batteries, different ways of energy harvesting and power conditioning. Within this project, Evalan applied the developed energy technologies in two IoT solutions, the wearable sensor and the bGrid node. This has resulted in a Smart Care solution that can create new opportunities for healthcare.

“Sustainable Wireless Sensor Node”

bGrid is a smart building solution consisting of a network of sensors that monitor temperature and humidity and locate people, among other things. The bGrid node is now powered by a Solems photovoltaic cell so that it can operate completely autonomously. This cell uses indoor lighting to power the battery. The implementation of the new technology in the smart building node has led to an extension of the battery life.

Less energy consumption wearable sensor

In addition to the smart building sensor network, Evalan has applied the energy technology to a wearable sensor. The wearable measures all kinds of physiological values ​​such as heart rate, temperature and hydration. In addition, the wearable can also detect the position of the chest and location of a patient. With EnSO’s micro batteries, this sensor requires less energy to perform the same functions.

Smart Care solution

The Smart Care solution from Evalan consists of the smart building functionalities in combination with the functions of the wearable. By implementing the Smart Care solution, the healthcare professional can locate patients, detect falls and monitor patient activity. Monitoring these parameters helps to ensure patient safety. The wearables can also be attached to healthcare objects to collect and monitor data about medicines, hospital beds or insulin pumps. This way healthcare professionals can find a tool faster and this saves valuable time.

EnSO battery

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