CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for future networks and communications, launched in 2014 with a view to researching, developing and innovating next generation technologies for autonomous sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G cellular communications. CONNECT is a collaboration between Tyndall and 9 other Irish academic institutions throughout Ireland. At Tyndall, we are proud to lead the Responsive Things stream of research.
Within CONNECT, the Tyndall team are currently working with a team at Rambus to develop the next generation of optical sensing systems focusing on the potential to use the technology in wearable microsystems for gesture recognition and Human Computer Interfacing. As seen by the recent development of VR systems such as OCULUS and Kinect, there is a significant drive for users to be able to interact with the augmented “smart world”.
Lensless CMOS-based sensing systems are seen as a key enabler for low power consumption wearable sensing systems for the Internet of things. One of the key components in the interfacing of the users of smart infrastructural systems is a bi-directional communications infrastructure that can gather data, present data for decision making and provide feedback to the end user based on wearable sensors capable of contextualising a variety of data streams, such as location and context, of a number of environmental and physical sensors (light temperature, humidity, environmental parameters, motion artefact, physiological sensor streams etc.).
The Tyndall CONNECT team is developing the data analytics and algorithms for data acquisition and point tracking based on the next generation lens less optical sensors being developed by RAMBUS which will enable low power consumption location aware tracking systems.
SFI (as part of the CONNECT Centre)