Accurately monitoring environmental conditions across farmland is important for farmers to protect their crops and increase yields. Agriboost enables them to do just that.
Designed by McMaster University engineering students, the device tracks temperature, moisture, wind speed and solar radiation for farmers to use as a tool to monitor environmental conditions across farm land.
“Everyone depends on food obtained through agriculture,” says team member and mechatronics engineering student Gino Salayo. “If our system can help farmers increase their crop yields, we would be making a positive difference that would affect a lot of people.”
The technology is also being tested and repurposed at the McMaster Museum of Art due to its highly regulated conditions. In order to properly preserve its art collection, the Museum has tightly regulated environmental systems that are operated and monitored remotely and backed up by hygrothermographs. Most art galleries around the world use hygrothermographs, an instrument that measures and records temperature and relative humidity on a paper graph through the movement of a human hair.
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