Posts Tagged ‘pressure sensor’

Troll 9500 Water Quality Monitoring for Remote Locations using GSM/GPRS Telemetry

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Troll-Link1-sm.jpgRS Hydro have recently won two seperate contracts to supply anWater Quality Sonde with Remote Monitoring Telemetry Troll Link Systemd install the Troll 9500 multiparameter water quality sonde in remote locations in Wales. Two further units are being supplied as stand-alone platforms.

The clients are using the Troll 9500 XP Professional platform along with the Troll Link solar powered telemetry system with plug and play sensors including turbidity, level, temperature, conductivity and pH/ORP. One of the clients is using the Troll 9500 to provide an early warning alarm to inform the client if any of their remedial works on a dam face are having an influence on the water quality of the compensation flow from the reservoir. The other client is using 4 units to measure water quality in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) over a period of two years.

Both clients are using RS Hydro’s FlowView platform to provide all the data on a daily basis. Should any of the alarm thresholds be exceeded, text (SMS) messages will be sent direct to the client. It is possible to view a demo of the Troll 9500 on our local river. Before you think there are errors in the conductivity readings, they are correct! The Salwarpe RIver is partly fed by Droitiwch Spa’s naturally occuring brine baths, hence at low flows, conductivity rises dramatically.

Source: RS Hydro

Wearable Wireless Sensors Measure Hand Forces

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA /PRNewswire/ — Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS) announces their innovative new wireless FingerTPS (Finger Tactile Pressure Sensing) system for immediate sale worldwide. FingerTPS sensors are soft, flexible sensors worn on the hand that transmit accurate, repeatable tactile force data to a PC via wireless Bluetooth connection. FingerTPS tactile data with integrated video provides a complete representation of user interaction with tools, sports equipment, new product designs, or medical applications.”The FingerTPS concept was originally funded by DARPA research grants to capture the forces of a skilled surgeon for developing virtual surgical simulation systems. After a decade of numerous iterations, we finally have a system that is easy to use,” said Dr. Jae Son, CEO of PPS.

The wireless FingerTPS system was unveiled to the public at the IVR Industrial Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo, Japan on June 25–27, 2008. “The wireless capability and the simple, one-touch calibration were the most exciting features among attending engineers and researchers from hundreds of leading firms,” said David Ables, CTO of PPS.

FingerTPS was recently featured in programming on the National Geographic Channel and Fox Sports Net. Episodes of “SportScience” and “FightScience” called on PPS and industry experts to scientifically explain the performance of world-class athletes including NFL hall of fame receiver Jerry Rice, NBA sharpshooter Jason Kapono, and Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy Coture.

“For elite athletes like Jerry Rice or Jason Kapono, their hands are their livelihood, and they readily grasped how real-time tactile data could help evaluate and improve their performance,” explained Ables.

FingerTPS systems start at $4,995 for a single-hand system with two sensors that are available in multiple sizes in specialized shapes for fingers, thumbs, palms, and inner phalanges. FingerTPS systems also include a video camera for synchronized video input, software, and a reference sensor for easy, one-touch calibration.

About Pressure Profile Systems
Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996 by two graduates from the Harvard University Robotics Lab. Government grants and industrial sales have enabled PPS tactile sensing technology development for medical devices, industrial instruments, and consumer electronics.