Rainforest Connection - chainsaws and smartphones @ EcoHackSF

Rainforest Connection - chainsaws and smartphones @ EcoHackSF

Realtime forest monitoring - detect chainsaws using Android phones. Original presentation (with video) in Keynote format here:

http://ecohack.s3.amazonaws.com/4%20White%20RFCx.key.zip

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EcoHackSF

May 09, 2014
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  1. 1 1 PROTECTING FORESTS
 WITH REAL-TIME DATA topher@rfcx.org +1 415.335.9205

  2. 2 Globally, 50-90% of rainforest logging 
 is done by

    ILLEGAL LOGGERS. 
 INTERPOL
  3. 3 • Reduce strain on human resources • Allow for

    actual intervention & interdiction • Creates fear of getting caught • Accountability at all levels CURRENT TECH SOLUTIONS TO ILLEGAL LOGGING ARE
 TOO SLOW TO CATCH THE LOGGERS THEMSELVES www.rfcx.org WE THINK THAT REAL-TIME DATA IS THE KEY
  4. 4 “WHEN A TREE FALLS IN THE FOREST…” www.rfcx.org

  5. 5 www.rfcx.org ! SO, TREES CAN’T TALK, BUT 
 CHAINSAWS


    
 DO MAKE A LOT OF NOISE…
  6. 6 www.rfcx.org ! OLD SMARTPHONES, HIDDEN IN TREES, CAN DETECT

    CHAINSAW SOUND PROFILES
  7. www.rfcx.org HOW IT WORKS 7 www.rfcx.org HOW IT WORKS

  8. 8 HOW IT WORKS www.rfcx.org

  9. 9 www.rfcx.org SMARTPHONES ARE A GREAT SHORTCUT 1. Old Android

    phones are cheap or free
 2. Software is stable, open-source, popular SDK
 3. Already built for power efficiency
 4. The network infrastructure
 is already there… in the forest!!!
 
 5. Solar power under the tree
 canopy is the only tricky part…
  10. 10 www.rfcx.org USE WHAT’S 
 ALREADY THERE

  11. 11 www.rfcx.org

  12. 12 www.rfcx.org

  13. 13 www.rfcx.org SO, IT WORKS! …SORT OF… THERE’S STILL A

    BIG MISSING PIECE TO THE RESCUE… DEVICE HARDWARE (v1) DEVICE SOFTWARE (v1) CLOUD REST API/WS (v1) ALERT INTERFACE/APP
 FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
  14. 14 www.rfcx.org RANGER CLIENT APP

  15. 15 www.rfcx.org SMARTPHONE INTERFACE (APP) DUMBPHONE INTERFACE (SMS) BASIC BASIC

    LET’S BUILD A MOBILE INTERFACE THAT CAN STOP ILLEGAL LOGGERS IN REAL-TIME! TWO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM… #1 #2
  16. 16 www.rfcx.org …IF WE MAKE A 
 SMARTPHONE APP PUSH

    ALERTS / AUDIO PLAYBACK / GRAPHICAL INTERFACE / MAPS?
  17. 17 www.rfcx.org …IF WE MAKE A 
 SMARTPHONE APP PUSH

    ALERTS / AUDIO PLAYBACK / GRAPHICAL INTERFACE / MAPS?
  18. 18 www.rfcx.org …IF WE MAKE A 
 DUMBPHONE/SMS
 INTERFACE SMS

    ALERTS / SMS DIALOGUE INTERFACE / AUDIO PLAYBACK VIA CALL?
  19. 19 www.rfcx.org …IF WE MAKE A 
 DUMBPHONE/SMS
 INTERFACE SMS

    ALERTS / SMS DIALOGUE INTERFACE / AUDIO PLAYBACK VIA CALL?
  20. 20 + ! I hope you’ll join us tomorrow! topher@rfcx.org

    https://rfcx.org/ https://github.com/rfcx ! Thank you, EcoHackSF ! www.rfcx.org =