05/03/17

FOD partners with students on Smart Street Light project

Facilities Operations and Development recently partnered with five Ohio State students on their 15-week EEDS (Environment, Economics, Development and Sustainability) Capstone project. The students created a multi-purpose Smart Street Light, designed to assist with security and sustainability. The light was engineered with sensors to detect three different types of data. First the light is equipped with a dimming sensor that is triggered with motion to assist in security. It is also designed to conserve energy, as the light dims down in 25% increments with lack of motion. Second, the light has the ability to take photos to analyze and potentially reduce traffic congestion with a technology called computer vision. Finally, the light is constructed with an air quality sensor, which provides data on carbon levels in the air.

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