Designing an IoT Agriculture Monitoring System for Improving Farmer’s Acceptance of Using IoT Technology
Received: 4 December 2021 | Revised: 14 December 2021 and 18 December 2021 | Accepted: 21 December 2021 | Online: 28 December 2021
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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