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Signalling Information from Embedded Sensors to Promote Lifetime Extension in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Stewart Hickey and Colin Fitzpatrick

Abstract

The work presented in this paper proposes how life cycle data attained from embedded sensors in electronic systems can be used to potentially enhance their environmental efficiency. Signalling is a means whereby sensor information can be utilised to enhance consumer perception of the value of used equipment and therefore promote lifetime extension for these systems. This can help mitigate a large portion of the environmental impact associated with electronic system manufacture. A case study of a Personal Computer (PC) is presented together with potential signals that can ultimately serve to stimulate secondary market activity for this system.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inSensors and their Applications XIV (SENSORS07)
AddressLiverpool
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