Presentation Title

Wireless Sensor Integration into System’s Network for Real-time Data Streaming: Lessons Learned

Presenter Information

Ru NgFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Ann Fruhling

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

Abstract

This integration project is part of a larger research project that is developing a prototype system called REaCH – Real Time Emergency Communication System for HAZMAT Incidents. Given the increase in the number of deaths of first responders due to frequent exposure to hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and the increased fatalities caused by physical stress and overexertion as revealed by the National Fire Protection Association, the REaCH prototype aims to minimize the impact of HAZMAT exposure to first responders’ health through real-time health monitoring of first responders utilizing wireless sensors and technology. This project embodies the first implementation of integrating a wireless device into the REaCH system prototype to stream real-time data to the dashboard for live monitoring.

In our research, we integrated the Kestrel DROP wireless sensor to collect environmental data from the sensor placed inside the First Responder’s PPE suit to monitor the Ambient Heat Index. The sensor implements a Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol which is a low-power wireless communication technology. The REaCH system must be able to establish connectivity and reliably stream live, accurate data from the sensor to achieve the goal of the research.

This poster will highlight the challenges encountered during the implementation process, namely connectivity issues and the complexity in the data streaming process. Considering these challenges, lessons learned and solutions from our research will be shared. This project paves the way for further integration of sensors from different manufacturers with different communication protocols so that real-time data can be transmitted in a synchronized manner.

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I am planning to present the prototype on a laptop so it would be great to have a table set up close to a power source.

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Wireless Sensor Integration into System’s Network for Real-time Data Streaming: Lessons Learned

This integration project is part of a larger research project that is developing a prototype system called REaCH – Real Time Emergency Communication System for HAZMAT Incidents. Given the increase in the number of deaths of first responders due to frequent exposure to hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and the increased fatalities caused by physical stress and overexertion as revealed by the National Fire Protection Association, the REaCH prototype aims to minimize the impact of HAZMAT exposure to first responders’ health through real-time health monitoring of first responders utilizing wireless sensors and technology. This project embodies the first implementation of integrating a wireless device into the REaCH system prototype to stream real-time data to the dashboard for live monitoring.

In our research, we integrated the Kestrel DROP wireless sensor to collect environmental data from the sensor placed inside the First Responder’s PPE suit to monitor the Ambient Heat Index. The sensor implements a Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol which is a low-power wireless communication technology. The REaCH system must be able to establish connectivity and reliably stream live, accurate data from the sensor to achieve the goal of the research.

This poster will highlight the challenges encountered during the implementation process, namely connectivity issues and the complexity in the data streaming process. Considering these challenges, lessons learned and solutions from our research will be shared. This project paves the way for further integration of sensors from different manufacturers with different communication protocols so that real-time data can be transmitted in a synchronized manner.