All CENSIS Projects

In-process Liquids Sampler (ILS)

Advanced Sampling Process Instruments (ASPI) is working with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop an In-process Liquids Sampler (ILS) and supporting controlling algorithms for automating aeration of activated sludge (AS) within wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Read more...


ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)

This EU initiative aims to build a network of Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) hubs; helping companies plan and prepare for the introduction of advanced digital manufacturing processes (known as Industry 4.0). The partnership is... Read more...


Sensor technology analysis in the poultry environment

Greengage will work with UWS to create a multi-gas sensor based on optical absorption to simultaneously measure CO, CO2 and NH3, providing real-time data in a robust manner, capable of surviving for multiple crops within the harsh environment. Read more...


Home sensing and communications

Albyn Enterprises is the commercial arm of Albyn Housing Society based in Invergordon in the Highlands and was set up in 2007. Albyn will work alongside the CENSIS IoT Centre to scope communication standards for... Read more...


Modern farming: the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation (Agri-Epi) Centre

Modern farming: the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation (Agri-Epi) Centre Read more...


LoRa™ network extends to Inverness

CENSIS, Stream Technologies and SPICA Technologies have installed 50 LoRa™ connected sensors as part of An Lòchran,
a new £13-million business hub shared
by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Scotland’s Rural University College. Read more...


Science of Sensor Systems Software (S4)

The universities of Glasgow and St Andrews are to share a £4.2M grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to look at the delivery of more reliable sensor-based systems. CENSIS will also participate in the programme – which runs until 2021 – by providing access to expertise and resources from its office in Glasgow.    Read more...


Mixed flow particle measurement and monitoring

SMS Oilfield and Robert Gordon University worked together on a feasibility project to explore improved algorithms and data analytics for solid monitoring in multiphase flow. Read more...


Glasgow pioneers IoT connectivity with new LoRa™ network

Glasgow is paving the way for the next wave of IoT thanks to a collaborative project involving Stream Technologies, Semtech Inc., Boston Networks and CENSIS. Read more...


Vehicle-based telemetry system with roadside data collection points

FUELlink Systems is working on a vehicle-based telemetry system with roadside data collection points. Read more...


Bringing farming to the table with IoT technology

The Urban Farming Company is bidding to educate children about biology, tackle childhood obesity and bring nature back to the home through the design of Table Farm, an Internet of Things (IoT), Tamagotchi-style toy for... Read more...


BluVib wireless machine condition sensor

Sensor-Works is working with the IoT Centre to embed various modes into the company's BluVib device. Read more...


Railway Ballast Void Detection

Findlay Irvine and Heriot-Watt University are exploring a new sensor system to detect voided railway track ballast during train passage. Read more...


Sensing the City: A low-cost mobile air quality sensor network

The University of Strathclyde Institute for Future Cities and CENSIS are together rolling out an innovative project entitled ‘Sensing the City’. The project has developed a low cost mobile Air Quality sensor system that complements static sensing, with the ability to utilise transport systems as a dynamic sensing network. Read more...


Thales-Challenge Low-pixel Automatic Target Detection and Recognition (ATD/ATR)

Thales UK in Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) collaborated on a project to develop and demonstrate algorithms using low-resolution thermal image data that can automatically recognise a human or vehicle and also identify one vehicle type from another. Read more...


Livestock fat monitoring (FSCAN)

Innovent Technology partnered with the University of Strathclyde and the National Physical Library (NPL) to investigate the feasibility of a new sensor system to measure the back fat thickness of livestock. Read more...


Tidal Turbine Collision Detection

This collaborative project between CENSIS and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult delivered a review of the state-of-the-art sensors and imaging systems for detecting marine mammal collisions with tidal turbines. Read more...


New applications in forensics for Infra-red technology

Amethyst Research joins specialists at the University of Dundee to explore new uses for infra-red technology which could be used by forensic teams for crime scenes. Read more...


Sensing environmental risk

Topolytics and the University of St Andrews are exploring the potential of real-time views of gaseous emissions. Read more...


Live 3D Intracellular Imaging Platform using Raman Spectroscopy-Hydrogel Technologies

The collaboration of Biogelx Limited and the Centre for Nanometrology at the University of Strathclyde will develop a bio-imaging platform which can perform accurate, live, intracellular analysis in 3D. Read more...


Portable capnometer for use in exercise science and recreational sports applications

Wideblue Ltd, Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd and the University of the West of Scotland collaborated on the feasibility of a portable respiratory device for sports and exercise. Read more...


Wearable IoT devices measuring force in professional rugby

Sansible Wearables has created ‘LiveSkin’ intelligent sensors, which are fitted within rugby players’ shoulder pads to capture data from collisions on the playing field. Read more...


Sensor technology to assist people living with early-stage dementia to manage their condition

The Rapport Network is exploring the use of sensor technology to assist people living with early-stage dementia. Read more...


Mobile platform delivering real–time tourism and hospitality updates

OBrand Communications has developed a community-based social platform, which delivers real-time updates about nearby venues and allows businesses to interact directly with customers through their mobile devices. Read more...


Capturing near real-time wind speed at inaccessible locations

Thewindop has designed the cAno device to capture wind speed and other environmental data at inaccessible points of interest, such as beaches and islands. The solar powered device can send data to the cloud from anywhere in the world with mobile phone coverage Read more...


£6m Mirage project manufacturing next generation sensing technologies

Groundbreaking new collaborative research and development (R&D) project placing Scotland at the forefront of the £7 billion global sensors and imaging systems market. Read more...


IoTUK Boost 2016

The first IoTUK Boost 2-day innovation competition took place in February 2016, with 5 winning companies receiving incubation support and mentoring from CENSIS, The Data Lab and Informatics Ventures. Read more...


Open Path Analyser and Leak Localisation for unconventional gas (OPALL)

Cascade Technologies and the University of Glasgow worked together to develop and demonstrate a novel open path gas sensing platform to monitor methane from unconventional gas extraction sites. Read more...


Wideband Acoustic Coherence: Enhanced Monitoring & Measurement (WACEMM)

Hydrason, together with researchers from the Ocean Systems Laboratory at Heriot-Watt University, investigate how Wide Band Sonar (WBS) may be further enhanced via smart imaging systems research. Read more...


Adopting TV White Space technology to provide connectivity in a remote location

CENSIS, along with Boston Networks, Microsoft, Indigo Vision, Tweedlove and Scottish Enterprise carried out a pilot project to test an emerging networking approach known as TV White Space to deliver connectivity in the remote Glentress forest. Read more...


Low cost self-learning wireless gas sensors for building, healthcare and oil and gas applications

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) Ltd. worked with Glasgow Caledonian University to investigate intelligent sensor systems for the built environment, telehealthcare, and the oil and gas industries. Read more...


Automated artefact detection for scanning laser ophthalmoscopes

Optos and the University of Glasgow explore potential solutions to enhance automated quality assurance procedures for ophthalmoscopes to identify imaging issues earlier in the manufacturing process. Read more...


Low cost magnetic transducers

Renishaw and Heriot-Watt University looked at the use of Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) technology to design, manufacture and test a cutting edge yet robust magnetic transducer system. Read more...


Application of Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) in the water environment

AECOM, along with the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) are investigating hyperspectral imaging (HI) in the field of shallow and narrow waterways and exploring the next generation of compact and portable HSI imagers. Read more...


Decision support for the management of water and wastewater assets

Working with the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Water is investigating a more proactive approach to asset management, using sensor derived data to optimise the performance of equipment in the field. Read more...


Correction of optical aberrations for improved image quality in Optos scanning laser ophthalmoscopes

For twenty years, Scottish-based company Optos plc has been developing, manufacturing and selling scanning laser ophthalmoscopes for eye health care that produce world-leading ultra-wide-field images of the retina (200°). Read more...


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