Senticnel v01 // 2016


A tool of defense against forest fire, a wireless alarm system that can
predict the path of a growing fire. The tree-mounted sensors identify the location of a forest fire and alerts via email and SMS to the emergency services shortly after it breaks out.


Combining the sensors' real-time data with fire-growth simulation
software Farsite, the system also models the path which fire is likely to
take, enabling firefighters to reach it faster and address it more
effectively. Among other factors, they monitor temperature, humidity,
radiation and wind speed and direction. Photo: © Tato Baeza