A research group from a Spanish university has developed apps to improve the performance of students and researchers to measure the RF devices. The use of ICT is becoming more widespread thanks to the penetration of portable equipment such as computers, tablets or smartphones, which can facilitate the self-learning by students and researchers in teaching practices.
The query of the equipment manuals, devices and instrumentation used in teaching laboratories of RF- through the use of passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) labels on measuring devices and instruments used in each practice -allows the access to document database or video tutorials in which various aspects are developed related with the practice, such as the description of the devices and the steps to follow to the measurement of its parameters (equipment calibration, wiring, and sequence of the commands), allowing the performance and the interpretation of the measures.
The same functionalities can be achieved by replacing the RFID labels for QR codes, whose capture will allow to access to the same database. In this case, a cheapening is achieved since it is not necessary the use of labels or RFDI reader.
The implementation of an App to read the label or the QR code, and redirect the user to the information available on the portable device itself or in an external server -through an Internet connection via broadband mobile 4G or Wi-Fi -will provide students and researchers to resolve the doubts rose in the performing of their practices.
The group is looking for companies in the technology and telecommunications sectors to reach technical cooperation agreements and commercial agreements with technical assistance.