20230801 – Smart Monitoring Partnerships



Herewith we announce our partnership with Arduino, Bosch Sensortec and Kearney’s PERLab.

We have been working with Arduino for a few months now (after they joined us in our Chicago innovation center, mHUB) to incorporate their Nicla sensor family (Sense ME, Vision and Voice) into our smart helmets for different use cases including industrial safety. Bosch Sensortec provides the sensors that are included in the Nicla devices.

The embedding of Ardunio sensors into our additively manufactured folding helmets will provide for what we have termed CONNECT-DETECT-PROTECT, a structured data engineering pipeline to manage monitored data and make them actionable. This would enable our helmets to be smart beyond just the ability to prevent physical harm – by doing location and environment monitoring, and also enable proactive management of operations.

With Arduino, we will be implementing the sketch for the ingestion using the Arduino IDE to setup and loop thru the data stream and provide for alerts and dashboards to represent live data. This will provide for an information backbone that will enable collaborated connectivity, prediction of behavior using AI/ML and the correct theming of desired outcomes to enable safety, productivity, security and compliance in workforce settings.

As we progress on our linked solutioning path with our partners, we will be utilizing other Arduino products – the Portenta family made up of H7, X8 and Max Carrier – to enable the processing of the sensory input in the different IoT layers – edge, fog and cloud – to provide for safety, environmental sensing, coordinated workflow, optimized thruput, quality and predictive maintenance outcomes for small, medium and large manufacturing setups. This will coordinate with other IoT initiatives underway in the manufacturing floor.

The data will be orchestrated, coordinated and managed using our Industry 4.0 process automation platform, the Mantra M5 that enables activities of make, manage, move, market and maintain to be intelligent and synchronized. Jointly with our partners, we will provide for provisioning, commissioning and mobilization of smart monitoring for industrial use cases.

We plan to showcase our smart products and solutions at Kearney’s Product Excellence and Renewal Lab (PERLab), their innovation center to enable theming and futuring of digital manufacturing capabilities.

Stay tuned on how we plan to connect the dots between the systems using our Digital Twine reference architecture to blueprint different scenarios to provide for a multi-modal basis for actionable intelligence in a smart factory.

NI+IN UCHIL Founder, CEO & Technical Evangelist

About Numorpho Cybernetic Systems: Our premise is to solve the hard problem of automation using a blend of people, process and technology unified to provide the basis for innovation, optimization, and harmonization in product development, industrial processes, infrastructure (re)builds, transportation enhancements, smart wearables and electric mobility products.

Our company specializes in process automation and is dedicated to revolutionizing the product launch process for businesses. We offer user-friendly, comprehensive tools to facilitate process automation, enabling companies to seamlessly transition to Industry 4.0 and beyond.

About Arduino: Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It consists of a microcontroller, development board, and a programming language used to write and upload code to the board. Arduino boards are typically used for creating interactive projects and prototypes, such as robotics, wearables, and IoT applications.

Arduino was born at the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute as an easy tool for fast prototyping, aimed at students without a background in electronics and programming. As soon as it reached a wider community, the Arduino board started changing to adapt to new needs and challenges, differentiating its offer from simple 8-bit boards to products for IoT applications, wearable, 3D printing, and embedded environments.

The Arduino PRO series is a collection of products and services that are designed to help you create professional and industrial IoT applications. The Arduino PRO series includes:

  • Hardware: These are high-performance, low-power, and secure electronics modules that can run embedded or Linux-based applications. Some examples are the Portenta C33, which is a streamlined version of the Portenta H7, the Arduino Opta, which is a micro PLC with Industrial IoT capabilities, and the Nicla Voice, which is a tiny board that enables always-on speech recognition on the edge. You can find more details about these products on the Arduino store1.
  • Software: These are tools and libraries that allow you to program your Arduino PRO hardware using different languages and frameworks. Some examples are the Arduino PLC IDE, which supports the IEC 61131-3 standard for industrial automation, the Arduino Speech Recognition Engine, which is a software library that enables voice interaction with devices and machines, and the Arduino Edge Control, which is a web-based dashboard that allows you to monitor and control your IoT devices remotely. You can find more details about these software on the Arduino website2.
  • Cloud: These are cloud-based services that enable you to connect, manage, and analyze your IoT data. Some examples are the Arduino Cloud Device Management, which allows you to update your devices over-the-air and configure them remotely, the Arduino Cloud Low Code Development Framework, which allows you to create IoT applications without coding, and the Arduino Cloud Data Management APIs, which allow you to access and integrate your IoT data with other platforms and services. You can find more details about these cloud services on the Arduino website2.

The Arduino PRO series is an all-in-one low-code IoT application development platform that makes digital transformation possible in simple, realistic, and measurable steps. The Arduino PRO series connects remote sensors to business logic within one simple IoT application development platform.

The Nicla family of devices are Arduino’s tiniest industrial-oriented board that are easily deploy low-power AI and machine learning within existing infrastructures. Fully equipped with industrial-grade sensors, the Nicla boards are designed to work as an autonomous, battery-operated system.

About Kearney: Kearney is a global management consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and institutions solve their strategic and operational challenges. Kearney is known for its expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, and transformation, and is a partner of the World Economic Forum. Kearney also has a strong focus on sustainability and social impact, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Kearney’s Product Excellence and Renewal Lab (PERLab) helps businesses improve their product design and profitability. It combines world-class product design with Kearney’s operational expertise to transform the potential of product portfolios. PERLab has improved product gross margin by an average of 12 to 18 percent, and up to as much as 50 percent. PERLab also helps businesses anticipate and respond to changing customer needs and preferences, as well as emerging technologies and trends.


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