e-Services and the Built Environment

Project Results - a demonstration

Here we present a brief overview of our demonstration equipment, and of the view a 'health and safety manager' might get on their e-services webpage.

Our test equipment comprised of an Ericsson e-Box, a PC acting as a webserver, database, and web browser, and equipment for attaching a sensor to an RS232 port on the e-Box. Note that although radio frequency sensors are simulated in the case of CO, we also have access to working RF sensors for other applications.

The e-Box is housed within our demonstration house, in the top left hand 'room'.

Due to safety considerations, we could not test a working CO sensor with our equipment so we built a small circuit from which we could regulate an output signal - see the top right 'room'. To the right of the picture is the delta logger with which we translated the signal to a format the e-Box would understand.

The picture on the left is a dynamic graph of CO levels, determined by adjusting our simulated sensor.

Here is the aforementioned graph, as accessed by a health and safety manager in our service.

We also envision giving the manager information that may be useful in diagnosing problems i.e. whether the street is situated in an area that may suffer from outdoor pollution, and whether there have been problems in the street or house before.

The graph will help the h&s manager to diagnose whether the alarm is a brief spike or a long term problem, and they can act accordingly.