Case study: Simple tank monitoring helps MSU research labs

MSU labs use groov mobile interface for tank monitoringResearchers at Michigan State University Foundation’s biotechnology research center rely on deionized (DI) water for their experiments.

But with a limited supply of DI water, they sometimes ran out before an experiment was completed.

Facilities Director Phil Hegge knew that the best solution was a costly upgrade to the center’s ionization and filtration system. A low-cost temporary solution, however, was to give researchers up-to-the-minute data on the water supply. They could monitor the water level in the tank and know whether to reschedule an experiment.

See how Hegge was able to quickly create a simple interface that researchers now use to monitor tank levels from their own smartphones, tablets, or computers. Read the groov case study.