Contact between the city and the family closer, but when the city becomes more and more intelligent, but was far from rustic fall. A British professor is launching a computer program, so that “things” deep rural areas, in order to change the status quo. He decided to install a digital sheep collars, turning it into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Professor of Computer Science University of Lancaster Gordon Blair (Gordon Blair) Engineering and Research Council recently obtained 171,495 pounds (about 1.66 million yuan) prize in Conway Wales (Conwy) launched the “intelligent project” aimed at investigating “things” (IOT) how to work in the countryside.
The so-called “Internet of things” refers to all daily necessities can be connected to the network, the Internet of Things through information exchange and real-time data monitoring. One of Blair’s idea is equipped with digital collars in sheep, which can not only help farmers collar digital monitor herd, but also to become Wi-Fi hotspots, part of the solution too slow broadband in rural areas, the best network coverage is low program. It is noteworthy, networking technology can also cope with floods, agricultural pollution, animal activity, and drought and other issues. Lancaster University, proposed to install a sensor on the river bank, monitor water level changes, for flood warning strikes do. Similar equipment MIT and Microsoft Research has been installed on the banks of Honduras Aguan. Professor Blair said: “This type of technology has flourished in the city, including the city to ensure smooth traffic, air pollution monitoring, and even help users to find parking spaces, but in rural areas are facing many challenges, from climate change to floods and other natural. disaster. ‘things’ possibilities are endless countryside. “