Karimi, Muhammad Akram
Duarte, Carlos M.
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Marine Science Program
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Online Publication Date2019-01-18
Print Publication Date2018-10
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631086
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AbstractA flexible, lightweight and minimally intrusive monitoring system has been developed to assess animals' behavioral responses. The system consists of wearable composite magnets and magnetic sensors integrated into a miniaturized wireless communication module with a flexible battery. The shape and size of the NdFeB-PDMS composite magnets are highly versatile, while the magnetic and mechanical properties can be tailored within a wide range by the powder concentration. The magnetic field of the composite magnet is sensed by a 3-axial magnetic sensor, and the measured data is wirelessly transmitted using Bluetooth low energy communication standard to a smartphone and dashboard. To withstand corrosive environments and enhance the durability the composite magnets are coated with 2 μm of Parylene C, while surface passivation of the wireless module is achieved with 5 μm of Parylene C. The system has been implemented for real-time monitoring of crabs, giant turtles, and giant clams, indicating its potential for novel and affordable animal monitoring applications.
CitationKaidarova A, Karimi MA, Amara S, Shamim A, Gerali NR, et al. (2018) Sensor for Real-Time Animal Condition and Movement Monitoring. 2018 IEEE SENSORS. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2018.8589821.
SponsorsThis research is a contribution to the CAASE project funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under the KAUST Sensor Initiative. We thank the Oceanografic, Valencia, and their staff for invaluable help while conducting this research.
Journal2018 IEEE SENSORS
Conference/Event name17th IEEE SENSORS Conference, SENSORS 2018