CogniSense reduces machine downtime through remote system-level monitoring

Summary of the technology

The effective remote monitoring of rotating equipment such as HVAC systems or conveyor belts is valuable to ensure reduced downtime and peak operating efficiency. Researchers from Imperial College have developed CogniSense; an IoT device that can monitor machine state-of-health accurately, for any mechanism exhibiting cyclical motion. By transmitting a radio signal and detecting the response, a signal corresponding to the motion of the distinct machine components (e.g. gears and bearings) can be captured and analysed. CogniSense even works through walls, and a single device can be used to monitor multiple machines (rather than requiring individual on-board mounting like other existing systems).

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Current development status

Laboratory prototypes


Factory monitoring, building services management, transportation.

Desired business relationship

Patent licensing

Joint ventures

Technology development

Intellectual property status

  • Patent already applied for
  • Patent application number :1611894.5

Related Keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Electronic circuits, components and equipment
  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Plant Design and Maintenance
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Computer related
  • Electronics Related Market
  • Electronic Components
  • Industrial Products
  • Industrial Automation

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