I joined the project in March 2016 until September 2016, as Project Officer. My activities in this project involved setting up a network of sensors linked to MK Smart Data Hub. These sensors monitor the soil moisture of our users in a trial period, so that we could perform the evaluation of the following technology:
Unnecessary watering of domestic and public gardens wastes significant quantities of water every year. For this reason, we have developed Garden Monitor, a mobile application which supports efficient water management in gardens. Garden Monitor forecasts the conditions of a garden over the following ten days and generates a customized calendar advising users on whether and when they may need to water their garden. It also produces a historical record of a garden in terms of soil moisture, temperature, rainfall and so on, allowing users to monitor the status of their garden and to understand how it reacts to season changes.
More info on the official website: http://www.mksmart.org/gardenmonitor/