A Web of IOT Sensors to Automate Quality Control in an IVF Embryology Lab

  • Maninder Sra Santaan Fertility Clinic and Research Institute, Orissa
  • Kaninika Panda Santaan Fertility Clinic and Research Institute
  • Satish Rath Santaan Fertility Clinic and Research Institute
Keywords: real-time sensing, eHealth, quality control, data analytics, IOT

Abstract

IOT (Internet of Things) sensors have been very effective in real-time monitoring of an environment. With currently available low-maintenance sensors able to perform accurately for months on end, there is an opportunity to use this technology for sensitive monitoring of high performance lab environments, such as an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) lab. This paper is an attempt to use a network of well positioned IOT sensors to measure key parameters such as temperature, humidity, door-open count and volatile organic compounds (VOC) content inside an IVF lab non-stop for a stretch of one month and seek new insights from the resulting data in real-time.

Author Biographies

Maninder Sra, Santaan Fertility Clinic and Research Institute, Orissa
Works as a reseach engineer at the Institute.
Kaninika Panda, Santaan Fertility Clinic and Research Institute
Senior Scientist at the Institute
Satish Rath, Santaan Fertility Clinic and Research Institute
Senior Innovation Manager

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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
Sra, M., Panda, K., & Rath, S. (2017). A Web of IOT Sensors to Automate Quality Control in an IVF Embryology Lab. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e55:(1-5). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/201
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017