IIT-Kgp Has Come Up With A New Innovative Solution For Farmers Based On IoT

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IIT-Kgp has come up with a new innovative solution for farmers based on IoT

Researchers at IIT- Kharagpur have come up with a new innovation with smart solutions for especially farmers.

The most ongoing advanced technology i.e. Internet of Things (IoT) has been applied to monitor soil health.

It will not only monitor soil health, but other factors like soil moisture, soil temperature, nutrient contents and water levels.

Researchers from computer science and engineering department have developed a prototype using battery-less sensor nodes to test agricultural field parameters.

This solution can also be implemented in other areas such as construction, traffic management, and healthcare systems.

The IoT solution has been bifurcated into two parts, both of which do not need an internet connection at all.

One of the parts of the device is placed in the field. It uses sensor nodes and has a processor, a radio unit and sensors for reading soil parameters and water level in the field.

The other portion is handheld, which acts as a tracker that reads the data from the device present in the field.

The handheld device reads automatically data when it comes in contact.

IIT-Kgp has come up with a new innovative solution for farmers based on IoT

One of the advantages of this solution is that it can also work efficiently in remote areas.

This data from the handheld device is later transferred to remote servers, added by Anandarup Mukherjee, one of the researchers.

The retrieved data can then be used for data analytics, data visualization, and other processes.

The size of the two devices is about 10cm by 10cm and is developed in at the Smart Wireless Applications and Net Working (SWAN) Lab of IIT.

The process is still under research for cost analysis that could make farming more productive.

Using this device, undoubtedly, a farmer can take advantage of digitization and can able to follow scientific approaches to farming.

CONCLUSION:

IIT-Kgp has come up with a new innovative solution for farmers based on IoT

Energy constraint keeps wireless sensor technology out of reach of the masses in India. More concern about cost factor can make it more affordable for the masses.

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