Market for sensors connected to cloud services is growing, and with roll-to-roll printed electronics it is possible to produce affordable sensors in large quantities. Ability to utilize biodegradable materials in products utilizing a variety of sensors would help to increase the eco-efficiency of the whole concept.
This demo is targeted to show the potential of biodegradable sensing tools. The demo is a flower pot with a built-in moisture sensor. The pot is made of biodegradable materials and a moisture sensor is embedded in the soil. The sensor communicates with a mobile phone and the phone records the measurement data into a cloud server which can map the measurement results against e.g. daily weather reports. Various cloud based services and social media interaction could potentially be built in the system Biodegradable flower pot sends a tweet when you need to water the plant.