Designing an IoT Agriculture Monitoring System for Improving Farmer’s Acceptance of Using IoT Technology

Authors

  • S. A. B. Anas Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
  • R. S. S. Singh Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
  • N. A. B. Kamarudin Electrical Electronic Validation, Engineering Validation, R&D Engineering, Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 8157-8163 | February 2022 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.4667

Abstract

This paper describes Agri-Snaps, an Internet of Things (IoT) agriculture monitoring system designed to improve farmers’ acceptance of using IoT technology in their farm field. Agri-Snaps consists of four dedicated sensor circuit modules that integrate magnetic pogo pin connectors for easier assembly with the controller circuit module. This work investigated how such a design can enable the farmers to understand how 1) to assemble, 2) self-troubleshoot, and 3) maintain the monitoring system independently without requiring expertise on the farm site. User-experience testing was conducted with ten participants to validate Agri-Snaps’s viability. The results showed that those participants positively rated Agri-Snaps as attractive, easy to understand and assemble, exciting, and innovative compared to the typical agriculture monitoring systems.

Keywords:

internet of things, agriculture, industrial design, sensors, embedded system, human-computer interaction

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S. A. B. Anas, R. S. S. Singh, and N. A. B. Kamarudin, “Designing an IoT Agriculture Monitoring System for Improving Farmer’s Acceptance of Using IoT Technology”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 8157–8163, Feb. 2022.

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