Our work can be described as using emerging technology to improve the development of products for rural development and the argricultural and food sectors.
Improving building & agricultural techniques with sensor networks
We’ve worked with many clients to use sensors to help them make more sustainable choices or test their products. Project have included:
- Helping measure the thermal efficiency of different species of wood in cordwood building, an ancient building technique (ongoing).
- Using sensors to analyse how thermal mass reacts in energy efficient homes of the Braemar eco-village in Nelson.
- Working with Landwise to use sensors across several crops in New Zealand to test soil moisture and map irrigation patterns in maize crops.
- Working with Natural Insulation to use sensors to compare natural paper insulation techniques to the more popular glass-wool products. We were able to prove that insulation based on natural paper waste proved to be better in terms of temperature & humidity.
Using technologies to regenerate rural communities across New Zealand
We are currently working with three rural communities in New Zealand to help them develop unique business opportunities that involve new technologies. This will help to attract young people back into the workplace and help reduce the growing youth unemployment.
See some of our work