The sensor is manufactured for DARPA as part of their ‘Net Zero Power RF and Sensor Operation Initiative’. The sensor detects infrared events and can differentiate between different sources of infrared (ie. Living beings, fires etc). Once it detects infrared, it uses the energy from the source itself to power a reaction (alarm). This technology, though in its infancy, could use infrared in the future to power more complex power hungry sensors.
3) The stakeholders would be anyone using or designing sensors that would benefit from not having to be hard wired to the electrical grid.
4) I would market this to sensor manufacturers such as Infineon, IBM, and Honeywell.
5) My comment is towards the RS-360 water leak detection post. I am curious about the cost of this install vs a normal set up. (how expensive are the valves that will automatically shut) That information affects who this will be marketed towards. Would having this system in a private home reduce home owners insurance rates, as well as commercial insurance rates? I think so.
This sensor reads a person’s blood sugar while they sleep and alerts first responders in the event that they slip into a coma.
The stakeholders are diabetics and their loved ones. Also Physicians caring for diabetics.
I would market this directly to physicians, but I would also target health insurance companies to get market saturation.
Comment: My comment is directed at the smart water sensor article where a sensor can alert a homeowner or manager to the presence of a water leak in the structure. I think it would be extra helpful if this technology could be connected to a water valve that could shut the water off to the apartment or building in the event of a leak. Great article!
A smart Internet connected elevator/escalator can alert owners in the event that it needs service before failure, inconvenience or rider injury occurs. It also provides the owner/operator with detailed information on the performance and usage of the equipment.
3) The stakeholders are anyone owning or managing a building that utilizes elevators.
4) I would market the technology to building management companies and suggest that it might lower insurance rates for the building by reducing the likelihood of rider injury or entrapment.
My comment is for the Energy Producing Homes: I wonder if the homes could be manufactured offsite semi-preassembled, further reducing the CO2 footprint of construction.
This machine could harness the energy from water that evaporates from existing dams and lakes in the U.S. It could provide up to 2.8 billion megawatt hours per year or about 2/3 of the electrical production in the U.S in 2015.
3: Stakeholders are anyone currently using electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. Additional stakeholders would be less developed nations who would not have to spend billions upgrading their infrastructure to burn fossil fuel burning generating plants.
4: If this technology can be refined it would sell itself to countries, states and cities currently using fossil fuels to generate electricity or facing huge infrastructure upgrades to generate electricity using fossil fuels.
My comment: For the rapid electrical cell recharging technology article;
I particularly like the safety improvement offered by this technology. The removal of the membrane in the fuels cells which become clogged and cause overheating and fires makes this technology important for the future of transportation fuels cells being utilized on a larger scale
Bee populations are collapsing worldwide, as a potential solution for the replacement of their pollination duties, researchers are creating robotic replacements for them.
3—The stakeholders are owners and operators of vineyards, orchards and farmers in general.
4—I would market this development to beekeeper associations as well as directly to consumers of the beekeeper’s services. Perhaps to augment the present population of bees, to reduce the pressure on weakened bee populations
My Comment is for The Smart Yarn Tech Article. I appreciate how important it is for this tech to communicate alarms after an impact, I am curious however as to it being properly insulated so that even after repeated wear, would it retain it ability to be waterproof.
A smart rooftop unit (RTU) can connect to the building BMS via BACnet or LONworks. The units can upload data to the cloud and over time can ‘learn’ to replicate responses from past operations. These units can sense contaminants and anomalous conditions and ‘reach out’ for assistance, alerting owners to indoor environment conditions.
3—The stakeholders are anyone owning or operating a building or home large enough to justify the installation of a rooftop unit.
4—I would market the rooftop units to real estate management companies already operating them on their buildings as an upgrade for their tenants, as well as for new construction projects.
My comment is for the ‘Air Purification through Carpet’ article.
Comment: I would try to market this to schools, parents and daycare facilities by informing the stakeholders (parents) that it would help prevent allergies and asthma.
This is a system that monitors levels of various gases in an environment and is linked to an online site that is able to issue alarms in the event that certain pre-programs parameters are exceeded. This system also maintains a running log of recorded levels.
3-Stakeholders would be anyone from homeowners looking to maintain a healthy environment for their families to facility managers and building owners looking to maintain the levels of Indoor air quality defined in their lease agreements.
4- Construct PLC boards compatible with regional Building Maintenance System manufacturers (Siemens, Johnson Controls) and market this system as an insurance and an early ‘heads-up’ against sick building syndrome.