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SenSprout: Inkjet-printed soil moisture and leaf wetness sensor

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 5 Sep 20128 Sep 2012


Conference14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA


In this paper we show a low cost and environmentally friendly fabrication for an agricultural sensing application. An antenna, a soil moisture sensor, and a leaf wetness sensor are inkjet-printed on paper substrate. A microprocessor attached to the paper substrate is capable of detecting the capacitance change on the surface of the sensor, and report the data over the wireless communication interface. This sensing system is useful to optimize irrigation systems.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Energy harvesting, Inkjet-printing