Manara - Qatar Research Repository
Browse
connect.2019.4.pdf (1.47 MB)

Design, manufacturing and analysis of smart furniture

Download (1.47 MB)
journal contribution
submitted on 2024-03-06, 06:27 and posted on 2024-03-06, 06:27 authored by Albert Liberski, Robert Garita, Radoslaw Kot

In this article, we present a hands-on example to create a commercially relevant product using mainly local resources. Therefore, we wish to inspire young entrepreneurs to use local infrastructure for product development. In Qatar, strong institutional support comes from the angle of administration and intellectual property. However, the assistance needed in solving practical problems seems to be limited at first glance. When it comes to hardcore prototyping, entrepreneurs sometimes rely on personal networking that may be insufficient. In an ongoing project in HBKU CSE (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, College of Science and Engineering), we were challenged with the task of developing a line of garden furniture that could accommodate sensors for monitoring plant vegetation. This article describes our experience with this process. We believe that this work may become an important reference for startupers who are experiencing similar manufacturing challenges, and serves as a didactic piece to familiarize students with the basic structural elements of scientific articles using minimal terminology.


Other Information

Published in: QScience Connect
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.5339/connect.2019.4

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

Hamad bin Khalifa University Press

Publication Year

  • 2019

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Science and Engineering - HBKU

Usage metrics

    Manara - Qatar Research Repository

    Licence

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC