Rodríguez Molina, Jesús and Martínez Ortega, José Fernán and Rubio Cifuentes, Gregorio and Hernández Díaz, Vicente
A proposal for an Internet of Things-based monitoring system composed by low capability, open source and open hardware devices.
In: "3rd International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS 2014)", 07/01/2014 - 09/01/2014, Lisboa, Portugal. ISBN 978-989-758-001-7. pp. 87-94.
The Internet of Things makes use of a huge disparity of technologies at very different levels that help one to the other to accomplish goals that were previously regarded as unthinkable in terms of ubiquity or scalability. If the Internet of Things is expected to interconnect every day devices or appliances and enable communications between them, a broad range of new services, applications and products can be foreseen. For example, monitoring is a process where sensors have widespread use for measuring environmental parameters (temperature, light, chemical agents, etc.) but obtaining readings at the exact physical point they want to be obtained from, or about the exact wanted parameter can be a clumsy, time-consuming task that is not easily adaptable to new requirements. In order to tackle this challenge, a proposal on a system used to monitor any conceivable environment, which additionally is able to monitor the status of its own components and heal some of the most usual issues of a Wireless Sensor Network, is presented here in detail, covering all the layers that give it shape in terms of devices, communications or services.