As a university spin-off we fully understand what is needed to build a product for research and education. If you're doing research in a laboratory setting you want to use Pozyx as an enabler. Quickly set up the RTLS, change some parameters and validate a new idea or hypothesis. If you're using ultra-wideband in a classroom setting you want a system that is easy to work with (dummy proof) yet provides a lot of open-endedness in its applications. When in research or education you are always looking for a solution that is:
A measurement without context has no meaning nor any value. When conducting research or setting up experiments you always want to know when and where a given measurement took place. This often requires complex and rigid set-ups that remain prone to human error.
Pozyx has seen wide adoption in research and laboratory environments as it allows to track and trace where various sensors are placed within the bounds of a given experiment. With our open API all the captured data can be saved for later analysis or to construct rich data graphs. The fact that Pozyx uses ultra-wideband (UWB) is a real boon as the signal stays under the noise level of other radio technologies and shouldn't create any interference. In short, Pozyx makes complex set-ups more manageable and gives back time to the scientists involved to conduct bleeding edge research.
Core concepts taught at the introductory undergraduate level include position, velocity, and acceleration. While one-dimensional motion experiments are common, two-dimensional (2D) experiments are much more complex. At Portland State, professor Ralf Widenhorn and his team have used Pozyx UWB to design a new class of motion experiments for the students. This allows students to tackle more complex, more realistic physics in the laboratory setting. The hypothesis is that this will increase student involvement and will have a positive learning outcome.
Paul R. DeStefano PhD candidate Applied Physics, Portland State University
Pozyx has opened up a new world of possibilities