TeleHealth – Transforming Health Care in the NHS

TeleHealth - Transforming Health Care in the NHS
Telehealth has interested me for a long time and I have experimented with many sensors, hooking them up to people and doing  interesting things with the data, but taking it to the next level….Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, (of which I’m a Non-Executive Director) – aims to help people to stay  more independent in their ...

PlaneFinder – Becoming an ADS-B receiver station

PlaneFinder - Becoming an ADS-B receiver station
I have been working with PlaneFinder (PinkFroot), who operate the PlaneFinder app and website, and are now one of their ADS-B ground receiver stations. Having installed the equipment and the antenna on the roof,  it runs the MLAT/Plane Finder client and tracks aircraft from upto 200nm away, uploading them into the PlaneFinder database. What is ADS-B? ADS-B ...

World Community Grid – Donating Cycles – Are you?

World Community Grid - Donating Cycles - Are you?
For years now my various business have given a lot back to the community, through charity donations, events and pro-bona work etc, but one area that we’ve been doing the longest is Community Grid Computing. When I ran our data centre under Crosby Communications (year 2000), we donated excess computing cycles to different community projects ...

How to Clean Solar Panels – Tips for Keeping Panels Clean

How to Clean Solar Panels - Tips for Keeping Panels Clean
Since owning and running a renewable energy company – Squeaky Energy, I’m often asked how to clean solar panels, especially with having so many of them in our solar farms. It is reasonable to assume that solar panels can lose 15-25% of their efficiency if not cleaned properly. I don’t think there is any perfect way ...

The Internet of Things (IoT) Moving Forward

The Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to evolve at a rapid rate. I have previously mentioned figures on connectivity., by 2017, there will be an estimated 90M people who will be living in smart homes run and managed predominantly by IoT. The last figure I read estimates that there will be 50B connected devices ...

Flight Radar24 – Becoming an ADS-B receiver station

Flight Radar24 - Becoming an ADS-B receiver station
Just installed an ADS-B receiver from FlightRadar24.com by becoming one of their ADS-B and MLAT receiving stations.  I will be updating this post with information on how it goes in the future. but for now, its looking good, uploading data (which combines sources using ADS-B, MLAT and FAA) to their servers every few seconds, from a small ...

ICO: Forget us helping us combat spam calls and texts…we’ve got no teeth!

ICO: Forget us helping us combat spam calls and texts...we’ve got no teeth!
So regarding the recent spamming of calls and texts over the last few years, and with my technical knowledge of the industry, I thought I would have a go at trying to help the UK authorities solve the problem – after all, it’s getting really annoying now and nobody seems able to do anything about ...