Increasing Security with Technology
IoT, machine learning, innovative monitoring and geolocation systems: discover in the projects that participated at MFR how technology can improve the security of our daily lives
Security is a central theme in every aspect of our daily lives: from the working environment to home, from the field of mobility to the construction one, without forgetting the issue of cybersecurity and digital privacy caused by the fact that most of the programs, systems and apps we use are based on some form of sharing of personal information.
In this context the technology becomes a tool to increase security by the means of IoT devices, machine learning and innovative geolocation and monitoring systems that you can discover in the projects seen at Maker Faire Rome 2022.
EPS – Emergency Power Stop
In the last fifty years, the aviation sector did a great deal of work in various aspects to improve flight safety, primarily regarding maintenance. To date, in fact, aircraft are subjected to strict and precise controls and revision plans by qualified technicians, but there have also been important developments related to new technologies applied to aeroplanes to increase safety.
You saw a concrete example at Maker Faire Rome 2022 with “EPS – Emergency Power Stop” project.
It consists of an accessory for the safety of the pilot in the VDS category paramotor PPG and TRIKE, able to turn off the engine in case of mechanical or pilot drawback.
DOOR-GIENIC, the hygienic solution for public doors
This project consists of a simple kit that can be applied on all kinds of doors, so as to completely eliminate the need for contact with the hands, making handles and locks superfluous.
Once applied, the kit transforms the door into a hygienic device, allowing people to open or close the door, to lock and unlock it, without ever touching it.
DOOR-GIENIC was created by Terrence Briscoe, a creative artisan who in a first phase focused on the design aspect and then realizes the elements conceived thanks to the collaborations with sector-specific expertise workers.
Magic box for Industry 4.0
An innovative electronic system for Industry 4.0 that makes lab workstations smart and safer.
The system is equipped with: a graphic touch display, an RFID reader and a 4-ralay Wi-Fi transceiver module (ESP8266).
Magic box for Industry 4.0 is installed directly on the workbench and to start working you need to enable the desk by presenting your badge to the RFID reader. Once the badge is recognized, the device automatically enables all electrical outlets and the user can thus start his work at the desk. In addition, the information about the workstation switching on is transmitted to the laboratory manager and all the activities carried out are recorded on a cloud.
System for monitoring the RF spectrum
RF emitter localization is becoming a must in several fields of application: rescue and military operations, Internet of Things applications, cognitive radio and much more.
The system proposed in this project allows real-time monitoring of a broadband RF spectrum and the location of radio emitters. In particular, the device consists of a network of wireless sensors in which each node is synchronized with the others and transmits the acquired signal to a control station. The latter is then able to locate all RF emitters and provide information on the transmitted signals. In this way it is possible to simultaneously monitor and locate different types of communication systems operating in the frequency range from MHz up to 3 GHz.
The project was carried out by L.E.S.I.M., part of the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio, which aims to develop new methods, algorithms, systems and measuring instruments for the acquisition and processing of measurement data
GesGeo – Data management using geospatial information
GesGeo is a web application consisting of a client – server architecture, designed to allow the management of digital documents based on the location of the device used to sign.
The app integrates multiple geospatial data sources to locate a device trying to gain access to digital documents.
GesGeo is a project carried out by the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Economics (DiMIE) of the University of Basilicata and by Multipartner SpA, an innovative SME operating in the field of data control and protection.
The aim of the project is to carry out a continuous monitoring of civil structures with the dual objective of safety and prevention.
Moni2BSafe allows you to control civil structures considering the deterioration caused by time, environmental conditions or exceptional situations.
To monitor these conditions, specific sensors have been designed to indicate the safety status of the structure, transmitting the measurement results remotely and in a dedicated cloud. Data are then transferred to a system that, thanks to the Intelligent Artificial, analyzes them and provides conclusions in terms of safety values.
The project was realized by: Donato Abruzzese, Alessandro Tiero, Andrea Micheletti and Daniele Carnevale, associate professors at the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”; Srey Mom Vuth, Civil Engineer responsible for the prototyping of monitoring devices; Carlo Rosa, INFN computer scientist of “Tor Vergata”; Pier Luigi Abiuso, Doctor of Structural Engineering; Davide Bracale, student of Building Engineering; Carlo Marocchini, Piera Cammarano, Mauro Di Giulio, Sara Ferrari and Gian Marco Grizzi, professional engineers.
Can a low-cost device, made of common and ready-to-use components, be able to predict when a power outage will occur in the near future?
The answer is yes, thanks to Edenoff that you saw at MFR 2022. This little gadget can be hidden inside a power outlet and can make predictions about possible power outages with the help of a Machine Learning algorithm, developed in collaboration with Edge Impulse Studio.
Edenoff is a project by Roni Bandini, inventor and designer of prototypes, artistic machines and TinyML devices.
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