My patent was filed on August 12, 2014 regarding a "measurement device, system and method for distribution of measurement data."
Briefly, the patent application relates to the following.
"Sensors for instance measure seismic activity (options are acceleration, gravitation, ultraviolet, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, etc.) contain a beacon. The beacon transmits a presence signal via BLE. Once this presence signal is picked up by a passing communication device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) the app will read the sensor. The communication device has a number of options what to do with the data.:
- Alarming directly.
- forwarding via data connection (WiFi / 4G) to a central server.
- central server alerts specific group of users.
- with no data connection available due to earthquake, hurricane, tsunami forward to next communication device through mesh or ad hoc until a connection to the Internet and the central server is created and alert a specific group of users.
The advantages of this system are that it's easy to place millions of sensors in houses, apartments, rooms, roads, railway stations, airports . These sensors can already be available as part of an existing Beacon application or placed as a new BLE iBeacon application and cost between € 50- € 100 per piece and go a> = 1 year on a battery. Or simply as extra Beacon for a home automation system. This creates a very accurate global fine-meshed network of sensors which is less vulnerable a wired network.
Users in Groningen, San Francisco, Italy, Turkey, India, Indonesia would cooperate here unnoticed. Alarms would go from smartphone to smartphone in real time. In addition, the current government systems do not alert the entire world, while everywhere where the app is used alarming is active and in realtime.
GSM coverage is everywhere. How many people would have been saved as on December 26, 2004 all smartphone owners in Indonesia had registered the quake and had alarmed each other to go to higher grounds?
Passing a beacon with a smartphone or tablet in your bag is enough. The signal is recognized and the sensor data is read by for instance by an app from WeatherPro® eg, Apple's Healtkit®, Google Maps®, and sent to a server.
There, it can be used again for other applications.
For the first time it is possible in this way to measure for each and everyone in real situation and use this data during training, research or possibly alarming, to any place on earth you're in (more or less). And all of this independent of any Government or other institutions that often cause delays.
The applications are endless:
- Realtime for tremor and earthquake detection and alarm
- Tsunami detection and alarm
- Meter accuracy recording of temperature, humidity, air pressure collected by anyone with a smartphone, tablet, etc.
- Registration of the above-mentioned values are also available on floor 10, 100, 200, or 500 of a skyscraper
- Training results in apps direct air temperature, humidity.
- NASA publication April 10, 2015 Researchers Test Smartphones of Earthquake Warning:
This publication is tested with smartphones, which are inaccurate, according to research. Extension with the low cost sensors makes the accuracy, sensitivity and measurement network for each broadcasters many times greater.
A real IoT for everyone by everyone!