Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab

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Mohawk’s Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab helps Canadian companies become more effective in their adoption of IoT for industrial use (IIoT). The research team supports the adoption of IIoT technologies through the development of proof-of-concept and prototype systems in collaboration with industrial partners.

The lab was established by Mohawk’s Industrial Research Chair for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications, with the support of industry partners such as CareGo, TruckSail, Merq, Brigade Electronics Inc, IBM, MTech Hub, IoT Foundry and Siemens Canada.

The research team works collaboratively with the Energy & Power Innovation Centre (EPIC), the Centre for Climate Change Management, the Cyber Lab, the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), and the mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC).

 

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Discover how we support industry innovation in IoT.

Product Development and Improvement

The Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab partners with industry to prototype new connected products that leverage IoT and sensor technology- from assisting in the design of the product concept to developing a working proof of concept. Partners can reduce product development costs by leveraging provincial and federal funding that supports industry/academic collaboration.

Current research projects at the lab include creating a self-tuned, low power, versatile wireless sensor devices for a large range of manufacturing applications and a wide spectrum of real-time processing capabilities. The research team is also working on the development of energy harvesting solutions to extend battery lifetimes and the creation of configurable industrial sensor platforms that can perform on a wide variety of wireless systems without hardware changes

Process Improvement

The Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab works with industry to explore how IIoT and sensor technology can be leveraged in a complex manufacturing setting. The research team works with small-and-medium-sized companies who want to adopt the technology to become efficient and effective in its operations.

Training

The Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab hosts industry-focused workshops and customized corporate training focused on advancing technical knowledge in Industrial IoT, such the impact of 5G technology on IoT new product development. Dr. Hassan, the Industrial Research Chair for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications, is also the educational advisor for the IoT Quick Start Program, which combines hands-on learning with self- directed learning and then matches students with companies that are invested in providing co-op placements for post-secondary students.

Labs & Equipment

Our facilities include a wide range of Industry 4.0 technologies.

Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IOT) Lab

IOT Equipment

Located at Mohawk's Fennell Campus, the Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IOT) Lab is a centre of expertise for industrial IoT research. Fully equipped with leading IoT hardware and software, the lab is used by the research team to develop, validate and test IIoT hardware and software.

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Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation

The award-winning Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation (JCPI) is a large-scale (8,900 m2) Net Zero building. The JCPI's heating, cooling, and electrical systems have integrated sensors, allowing the building to operate as a living lab for research projects.

Affiliated Labs

The Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) research team has access to the facilities available at the Energy & Power Innovation Centre (EPIC), the Medical Technologies Innovation Centre (MTIC), the Cybersecurity Lab, the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), the mHealth & eHealth Development & Innovation Centre (MEDIC), and the Centre for Climate Change Management.

Schuyler Farms

Schuyler Farms Ltd.

The owners of Schuyler Farms were interested in exploring if IoT could limit the spread of fungal disease at their apple farm. They asked the research team at the Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab to help them adopt sensor technology at the farm.

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Truck Sail Inc.

Truck Sail is a Hamilton-based manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for transport trailers and straight trucks. The company asked the research team at the Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab to develop a prototype for an innovative safety sensor system.

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Dr. Esteve Hassan, Industrial Applied Research Chair in Interoperability Sensor Systems for IIoT Applications

Esteve Hassan, PhD, PEng, has 10 years of applied research experience in the design, development, and implementation of wireless sensor devices and smart embedded real-time systems. Dr. Hassan holds Master of Science (MSc), Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electronic and Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomedical Electronic Engineering. As the Industrial Applied Research Chair in Interoperability Sensor Systems for IIoT Applications, he contributes to the development of sustainable IIoT technologies, from platform development to deployment in fields such as transportation and automotive, energy and smart cities, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and wearable devices.

esteve.hassan [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Dr. Hassan)

Thank you to our funding partners

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About IDEAWORKS

The Sensor Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab is part of IDEAWORKS, Mohawk’s active hub of applied research and innovation. IDEAWORKS accelerates Canadian and global innovation by supporting industry access to expert researchers, specialized facilities and world-class technologies.

 

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