The Remote Automated Water Test research project (RAWTest) using Artificial Intelligence (AI) ran for three years at the Inniscarra reservoir in Cork.
Integumen was part of a consortium that also comprised the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the CIT Nimbus embedded systems research institute.
The AIM-listed company’s Rinocloud AI platform was used to test samples from a fully autonomous data buoy.
E.coli bacteria in the water was detected with 99.3% accuracy in 3.37 seconds compared to current standard test detection time of between 5-7 days.
Wireless transmission of water data for 13 key AI features indicators was identified from more than 1000 data elements.
Integumen believes there is potential for Rawtest’s remote monitoring to be applied to public buildings to test for listeria; for malaria in third-world countries; milk contamination and in fermentation processes such as brewing.