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SmartTags: IoT Product Passport for Circular Economy Based on Printed Sensors and Unique Item-Level Identifiers

De, Suparna, Moessner, Klaus, Gligoric, Nenad, Krco, Srdjan, Hakola, Liisa, Vehmas, Kaisa, Jansson, Kristoffer, Polenz, Ingmar and van Kranenburg, Rob (2019) SmartTags: IoT Product Passport for Circular Economy Based on Printed Sensors and Unique Item-Level Identifiers Sensors, 19 (3).

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a method that facilitates Internet of Things (IoT) for building a product passport and data exchange enabling the next stage of the circular economy. SmartTags based on printed sensors (i.e., using functional ink) and a modified GS1 barcode standard enable unique identification of objects on a per item-level (including Fast-Moving Consumer Goods—FMCG), collecting, sensing, and reading of parameters from environment as well as tracking a products’ lifecycle. The developed ontology is the first effort to define a semantic model for dynamic sensors, including datamatrix and QR codes. The evaluation of decoding and readability of identifiers (QR codes) showed good performance for detection of sensor state printed over and outside the QR code data matrix, i.e., the recognition ability with image vision algorithm was possible. The evaluation of the decoding performance of the QR code data matrix printed with sensors was also efficient, i.e., the QR code ability to be decoded with the reader after reversible and irreversible process of ink (dis)appearing was preserved, with slight drop in performance if ink density is low.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
De, SuparnaS.De@surrey.ac.uk
Moessner, KlausK.Moessner@surrey.ac.uk
Gligoric, Nenad
Krco, Srdjan
Hakola, Liisa
Vehmas, Kaisa
Jansson, Kristoffer
Polenz, Ingmar
van Kranenburg, Rob
Date : 30 January 2019
DOI : https://doi.org/10.3390/s19030586
Uncontrolled Keywords : IoT; circular economy; product passport; printed sensors; functional ink; ontology; barcode; GS1
Depositing User : Charlene King
Date Deposited : 15 Feb 2019 15:06
Last Modified : 15 Feb 2019 15:06
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850445

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