Most of the time forest fires are discovered too late because they have already spread.
Apart from prevention, early detection is the most effective way to minimize casualties and damages.
DIMAP-FactorLink, which under the name of SISVIA Vigilancia y Seguimiento Ambiental jointly commercialize projects for the environmental protection, have developed and integrated a forest fires detection system using the products of Libelium.
The covered area is about 210 hectares in the North Spain region, comprising the Communities of Asturias and Galicia.
The aim was to provide to different organizations of an environmental monitoring infrastructure, with capability to have alert management and to deliver early warning alarms.
The system has 3 main parts, the wireless sensor network, the communications network, and the reception center.
Residents of areas that are in danger of having forest fires
The companies form partnerships with governments and install the systems to monitor forest fires.
People are trained to use the technology.
These sensors and systems can be used in cities as well.
Individuals require vastly different amounts of water each day depending on their age, activity level, size and other factors such as pregnancy/medical conditions. This makes providing accurate recommendations to individuals difficult.
2. Pryme Vessyl Vessyl smart cups link biological data (age, weight, height, etc.) with data generated by fitness trackers to determine how much water a person should drink and when.
– The cup is outfitted with sensors that detect how much you’re drinking.
– If you aren’t drinking enough water, the cup will ping you.
– This solution may prove especially useful for athletes, pregnant/nursing women and others who require more hydration than the average person.
– Athletes/athletic organizations
– The medical community
– Pryme (the manufacturers of Vessyl)
– Target advertising of the device towards athletic societies, organizations and teams.
– Perform research on hydration needs associated with certain medical conditions.
– Develop compatibility with FitBit (currently only available for Apple Health and Jawbone)
The natural resources that are currently used to create the majority of the world’s electricity are scarce and not clean. Renewable energy sources are needed not only because they will not run out but also because they are clean.
Bioo is the world’s first planter that can charge your smartphone by Cat DiStasioon 4/29/2016.
Problem: Water Usage and Pollution Caused by Dyeing Textiles
Textile dyeing is estimated to cause 17-20% of the global industrial water pollution. Until recently, little attention was given to the environmentally harmful effects of the dyeing process, when it comes to chemicals, waste, and water usage.
A new technology, AirDye developed in California by Colorep, works with proprietary dyes to transfer color with heat from paper to fabric in a one-step process.
Basically, it has created a software that “computes color recipes that reproduces the specified color reflectance curve on a target substrate”.
This process has the potential to save between 7 and 75 gallons of water in the dying of a pound of fabric. It can save energy and produces no harmful chemical by-products.
Furthermore, the technology uses 85 percent less energy than traditional dying methods.
AirDye tech engineers/designers
In order to implement this technology on a large-scale, a number of investors need to be introduced
Fashion designers must begin to use the technology to introduce the innovation to the public and encourage its usage down the supply chain i.e. factories and low-end designers/retailers. For example, AirDye has become a vital component to the designers Costello Tagliapietra and Gretchen Jones and was used for their Fall 2012 collection
Governments in countries that manufacture dyed textiles should subsidize this technology to consumers (factories and managers who buy it) so that it can bring down the price, encourage product development, establish familiarity of the product, ensure future customers and therefore be more easily implemented in the thousands of dyeing factories around the world.