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Approaching LCR 4.0

The LCR 4.0 engineering team at Sensor City were approached to provide a proof of concept of radio-frequency identification (RFID) based monitoring systems for the company’s Hygiene Inspection Units.

Development of a rapid prototype was required to monitor whether Infection Control Units were being fully utilised by staff and employees within hospitals and restaurants, as poor hygiene from a lack of handwashing is a significant issue for the front line service sector.

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Sensor City’s Industrial Software Specialist investigated RFID-based systems and demonstrated a working principle of the system. The system consisted of RFID readers, dual-frequency access cards and an algorithm to send a notification if the Infection Control Unit had not been used.


Thanks for the work undertaken through LCR 4.0, Aluline Group, namely BVT, now have a proposed solution to their challenge.

We were pleased to work with Sensor City experts and now a solution to a long-standing requirement is finally in sight. The assistance and welcoming nature of the team at Sensor City ensured an easy way forward.

William Clark, Director of Aluline Precision Engineering Limited

Working into the future

The Group are now looking into applying for KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) funding opportunities to implement the RFID-based solution into their system and take it to market.