ICST 2018 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of sensing technology.
A paper titled “On the use of Wireless Sensor Networks in Preventative Maintenance for Industry 4.0” was presented by Dr. Michael Walsh, from I-MECH partner Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, during the conference. The paper presents a literature study on the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in Preventative Maintenance applications for Industry 4.0. Requirements for industrial applications are discussed along with a comparative of the characteristics of the existing and emerging WSN technology enablers. The design considerations inherent to WSNs becoming a tool to drive maintenance efficiencies are discussed in the context of implementations in the research literature and commercial solutions available on the market.