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Electronic Engineering a big contributor to STEM technology

Electronic Engineering a big contributor to STEM technology

The Internet of Things joins the dots 

At NuWave we have developed a device that takes samples of air to test for contamination or pathogens that can cause disease. Thanks to the Internet of Things, our sensors can send information to the cloud and so monitor in real time and link in with other systems to build up a bigger picture of what is going on in a region. 

Our system can also learn over time. So perhaps a person with asthma has particular triggers, NuWave uses machine learning to automatically monitor the air and alert them early on or even automatically open a connected window or turn on the air conditioning to avoid an attack. Our team combines skills in industrial design, hardware, software engineering, consumer behaviour, business and data security, because we need technology that not only works reliably but that makes economical sense and that people will want to use.” 

Lisa Ainsworth, CEO, NuWave Sensors. BEng in Electronic Engineering, DCU.

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Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

Lisa Ainsworth, CEO, NuWave Sensors