EXPERIMENTAL DATA: Myriad Sensors, developer of the science educational sensor PocketLab, won the $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation. With the award, the company plans to build a cloud software tool that will enable users to collect, analyze and collaborate on scientific experiments.
PocketLab is a pocket-sized and wireless multi-sensor that measures acceleration, force, angular velocity, magnetic field, pressure, altitude, and temperature. The user --an educator, a student or any science enthusiast-- attaches the sensor to an object or to his/her body to capture the data. Then, the information is sent to an app, and next it will be sent to the cloud. From the new cloud software tool, called Global Scientific Sensor Network, users will be able to use information available to collaborate in projects from all over the world, according to a press release.