Media network based in Montreal
Mechanical engineering. Started with the Garden Manager project.
Mechanics, 3D printing
Marketing, event organizer
Partner with Marc-Etienne, working on sensor stack for now.
AJ Ostrow <email@example.com>
Business coach, business development, manufacturing
cable parallel robots
Health researcn, lab-on-a-chip
Network weaving, OuiShare Quebec.
Consordia student mechanics
3D modeling and printing, design
University of San Paolo, Department of Medicine.
Annabelle’s PhD supervisor. Dilson’s collaborator.
I am a part time ecology student and have previously studied psychology and geology. I have a great interest in urban agriculture, open source technology networks and community based projects. I would love to be involved and contribute in that sector.
Construction, Renovation, 3D modeling, 3D video
First met by Yasir, like to do documentation and technical writing.
Andy is a mechanical engineer with programming skills.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine.
She is Associate Professor, works with arginylation-deficient mice (heart failure model). Dilson is planning to use our system for myofibril studies to test her samples. She herself does not do any physiological experiments (yet).
In order to see the difference in contractile properties between the arginylation-deficient and wild type mice she may not even need any complicated micro level experiments. We can provide her with the system for isolated muscle studies or isolated myocyte studies.
McGIll University, Department of Medicine, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, Associate Professor.
Dilson’s friend and collaborator. Her study focuses mostly on the contractile properties of smooth muscles (from lungs and bronchial tubes). She investigates the structure and function of normal and asthmatic airway smooth muscles.
Games design, 3D modeling
Used as random, mysterious and anonymous user that might donate money to SENSORICA.
Product development, optics, electronics
mechanical design, manufacturing (machining, 3D printing), web-design and others...
35 years experience in vocational training, management training and knowledge management. Interested in collaborative intelligence and want to get involved. Knowledge is in education, management and social sciences. Interested in Living Labs.
Technologue en procedes industriels, microelectronique, packaging, opto-electronique, related to Yasir, Hugo, Tibi
University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory.
Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary. Brian is a big name in the field of muscle research, he was Dilson’s PhD supervisor. His research program includes some basic studies (modulation of force generation process) and applied studies (the influence of various disease conditions on fundamental skeletal muscle properties).
Once in a while he visits Dilson’s lab to work with the single cell system. In all probability, he is interested in obtaining similar or more advanced tool for himself.
Montreal, plant growing experience.
Thailand, food systems.
Friend with Layne
Europe, web development.
Artist, communication, video editing, knows some electronics and programming.
design thinking methods
Service and Social Innovation Designer
Marketing, Business dev, Sales, Content creation and distribution
I have been working 5 years on a photovoltaic car shelter company in France; I teach agronomy in an agricultural school untill september 1st 2016.
I created a specific token for nonprofits and develop a network of organizations called Ventureo
internship through John Abbot
I live near Washington, DC and will promote Sensorica in any way that I know how after I understand the organization better. I am interested in learning how to document and track value in the VAS, however I do not have any direct experience with computer programming or web design.
electronics and software development.
3D design and modeling, product design, 3D printing and CNC.
Mexico and Ottawa, interested in p2p
student at Concordia University in Electrical Engineering
Connected through Sonja
Mechanical and electrical, welding.
3D, product design, prototyping.
IT, software / web dev
McGill University, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Ivan, Francois, Tibi and Jonathan already visited the lab, See meeting report The Hockey stick project originated from this meeting. See presentation made
McGill University, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Ivan and Tibi worked for Dilson. He has a very good lab in physiology, he is working at different levels of organization, from molecular to cellular.
Animator, planing, facilitation and coordination, funding
Computers, maintenance, sustainability...
Tibi-s friend, arts, marketing
Electronics and software
Came with the LED window project
University of Pennsylvania, Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Dental Medicine.
Another potential Dilson’s collaborator. She is planning to work with skeletal muscles.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Division of Health and Performance Enhancement.
Eric is a famous clinical investigator in the field of obesity and type II diabetes. His research focuses mostly on different genetic and molecular mechanisms, but it is worth asking if he would like to start a physiological project; the more so because he is mainly connected to the clinic and works with human skeletal muscles.
Sun of Benoit Racine
Donor of SENSORICA
Intern at SENSORICA from Brasil
Ural State Medical Academy, Biomedical Physics and Engineering Department.
Ivan’s former supervisor. Felix has a lot of friends and business contacts in the field of muscle research (especially heart muscle). Close friend of Gerald Pollack. Recently he became a Head of Biomedical Physics and Engineering Department, therefore got access to different clinical studies. He also collaborates with the Institute of Transplantology and Artificial Organs Research (Moscow). May be interested in testing our technology.
Web design, some programming.
Contact Antonio for more.
Owner of Optical Fiber Systems Inc
Technology, open source enthusiast
Content producer, marketing, ...
Food systems, sustainability, network weaver, connector, facilitator, coordinator, event organizer.
Auckland Bioengineering Institute .
Work on artificial muscles. Published a paper with Tibi: Artificial Muscle Membranes Fabricated Using Ultra-Short Pulse Laser Ablation (SMASIS2009-1322). Iain A. Anderson, Benjamin O'Brien, Tiberius Brastaviceanu, Gregory J.R. Spooner.
web programmer and microgreens grower
Started with Event organizing, student in urbanism.
coops, organization building
3D design, IT.
skills in communication, business models.
Farming and open source
RiseIoT - Internet of things Blockchain
Ecosystem - Animator- Facilitation and Coordination - Onboarding
Wood work, manual work.
electrical engineering, design, programming,
SENSORICA affiliate and administrator of ACES/CAKE
electronics and software
Business background. Works in sales. Has also worked many years in banking. Follows economic and financial market trends. Would like to take new technologies and deploy them into the mass market to challenge current large institutions to benefit individuals and society to redistribute power.
Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, School of Medicine.
Paula’s PhD supervisor.
Agile, lean, UX, facilitation, writing...
Refereed by Michel Bauwens
Non-profit, finance, writing
Affiliate, HEC, interested in 3D printing, business development.
Electrical engineer , softeare
Tibi's friend, concept generation, networking, marketing, linux, servers, web, Redmine, HTML, CSS, scripting, security, server architecture, virtualization, AWS, networking, Postgres, Mysql, HA Proxy, Zimbra, BI, Presentation/Pitch Design, Business Analysis, SEO, crypto.
Tech nerd. Passionate. Never enough time in the day.
Intern - Brasil
Genies du Nouveau Monde
Layns - The Asia Institute, Friend with Michel Bauwens
Philosophy, Ethics, Biotech.
Think tank for living spaces.
electronics and software
I'm passionate about connected objects, robotics, space exploration and physics. I don't really have experience in programming, just learned VBA at the university and I'm starting an Arduino project. Otherwise, I have a scientific mind, a business intelligence degree, and I'd love to develop a new skillset to actively participate to SENSORICA projects.
Maksim is collaborating with SENSORICA on the development of new types of optical fiber-based transducers. This collaboration was established through an ENGAGE grant in 2011.
3D design, Electronics repairs, Networking.
Fablabs, maker, mechanics, education
some electronics, software and others...
Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, School of Physical Education.
Herzog’s former PhD student, Dilson’s friend and collaborator.
help with community building and infrastructure development.
Mechanical design, manufacturing, started by working on the tape sensor, from Brasil
Biomedical engineer. I’m doing a PhD at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in the biomechanics research group. In my PhD I’m focusing on the development of computational models for the repair of cartilage injuries. Consequently I have a strong background in biomechanics and computational modeling. Besides my PhD I’m very interested in 3D printing and it’s plethora of applications. In my leisure I’m learning advanced Python coding and working on small projects with Arduino. I’m open-minded and really like to discuss new ideas.
Matthieu participated the HEC-IGC co-opetition organized by Mai. He's one of Mai's students and joined Sensorica to help for the business side.
Ethics, business development.
computer hardware engineering degree
Makerere University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Physiology.
“I am interested in a device which can detect and measure smooth muscle contraction and/or measure the vaginal diameter. I want to investigate the effect of herbal extracts on vaginal contraction/tightening. This has to start with animals like rats and rabbits before it can be tried on humans.”
Our comments: We had a phone conversation with her. She is technologically challenged, or lack of technological infrastructure. It seems hard to collaborate with her using the new Internet media. Apparently she is the head of the department at the local University. Tibi found a few mentions about Miriam on the Internet. She would be a user of the device, but she could also take part in the design of a new type of sensor, one that measures forces developed by a shrinking ring.
Software, programming, business management, sales
Technology, business, market.
Dental Surgeon, Biotechnologist, Healthcare Entrepreneur
Graphical design and social media
Public Policy & Management
master Biosystems Engineering, now studying the master Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering
Electrical engineering, some software.
Permaculture and mechanical design.
Mechanical Engineer by training, working as a software developer for over 20 years.
Front end developer
Intern, started working on the low-cost tape sensor in late June 2013.
Manufacturing and prototyping
Electronics and software
Drones, share the space with us
Ourreach, new media
This is a generic Sensorica affiliate.
Agents logging under this affiliate essentially donate their time to the OVN.
Mechanical design, electrotechnique, mechanics, education
interests: Exploring and developing new applications for SENSORICA's products, Expanding our product line , Adding a new feature to an existing product , Manufacturing, Help with administration and logistics, Communication and Marketing, Distribution, Other
Intern - IT
PhD in psychology, McGill.
Initial contact of Tibi
Montreal Heart Institute, Department of Medicine.
Dr. Nattel’s area of research is basic mechanisms of cardiac electrical activity and arrhythmias, with a particular interest in cardiac ion channel function, atrial fibrillation and novel, mechanistically-based therapeutic approaches.
Not an official SENSORICA member yet, but is looking how to interface with SENSORICA.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Diabetes and Obesity Research Center.
Steven Smith is another famous investigator who explores type II diabetes and its complications. Potentially may be interested in the development of physiological component of his studies.
Communication, story telling, coordination, facilitation...
Import, Materials,Electronics, product design.
Business development and illustration/art
passion for engineering, sustainability, environment...
co-founder of Sensorica.
University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology, Roger Jackson Research Centre.
Their system is similar to the one that we use in Dilson’s lab for myofibril studies. The relationships are more or less competitive. However, once in a while Tim contacts Ivan asking different technical questions. They certainly would like to improve their experimental work with some new advanced technologies.
Focused on innovation concepts and practices, open innovation, value networks, P2P, open source hardware and software, and a variety of related subjects.
Market Research & Development
writer, coop, non-profit, urban agriculture
Marketing, story telling.
film maker, producer, director
Intern, from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, first exchanged with Francois and Tibi.
web design and development skills, and writing skills
p2p culture, coordination and facilitation
University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory.
World famous scientist, leading theorist and practitioner of muscle physiology. Dilson knows him personally.
Cyberactivist. Research & translations around decentralized ecosystems, CounterEconomics, Web3, P2P, Commons, Feminist Economics, Deep Ecology, Postcapitalism...
Roles I can play at Sensorica OVN: Social Media | outreach, documenting, community building, information mining,
Share the lab with us, graphics, magnetic cards, marketing
Exchange firm for 3D printing services and other digital fabrication
Organization, network, incubator.
Share the same building with SENSORICA.
All contributions related to the custodian. These can be time-based administration, office work, accounting, etc., or even expenses.
Canadian air carrier.
electronics and optics
Any hotel, motel, B&B or other.
for now we only put stuff in one category.
crypto economics, infrastructure for distributing artwork.
Supplier of electronics
Exchange Firm of Blocksense project.
supplies the piezo tubes for the xyz piezo micromanipulator
Supplier of office supplies.
Financial institution where CAKE has its account.
Digital platforms and accounting consultancy company.
Organization in Lebanon that promotes the 4th Sector.
They rent Internet from the SENSORICA Montreal lab.
This is WUHAN SHENGSHI OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD that supplies PD, LD, splitters, circulators, etc.
supplies the PCB for the Piezo electronics layers - see Jonathan.
Printing and copy, paper, documents, etc.
Printing and copy, paper, documents, etc.
TechShop, metal, share the space with us.
Online services supplier, web hosting, etc.
web hosting services supplier
EchoFab is a numeric fabricatino lab, a community, a group of people, a network.
Local Montreal supplier of electronics
Government of Canada
Government of Quebec
Green is the Exchange firm for the 3D printer project.
Supplier of PCBs
We worked with them and they are really good!
Ask Antonio, Jonathan and Tibi.
Internet service provider for SENSORICA lab Montreal
Sponsor of open source projects, collaborator.
Supplies our Piezo stack for the Piezo system.
Renting of equipment, mostly for business but not reserved to.
We rent a special electrical generator for electronic equipment.
Phone over IP.
Supplier of online services for event organizing
supplier of photonics and electronics, local, Montreal
Supplier for 3D printers and 3D printing materials.
ORD Solutions (Dist.) Inc.
500 Dotzert Court, Unit 2, WATERLOO ON N2L 6A7, CANADA
Supplier(s) that are not worth mentioning by name, are all lumped in this category.
The P2P Foundation is an international organization focused on studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices in a very broad sense. This wiki is our knowledge commons.
Permaculture, education, share the labspace with us
Supplies LD-PD device, or other photonics parts for the Mosquito.
Drones, Marketing, share the labspace with us
Nation Canadian Mail/Post services
Customer and partner of SENSORICA
Hardware store, mostly specialized in construction and renovation.
RONA Bois Idéal inc
Phone: (514) 844-1963
Fax: (514) 844-7738
Supplier for electronics, 3D printers and more.
Biomedical, biotech, share the space with us.
Transportation Barcelona, EU
Sells materials and equipment for molding - silicon and others.
supplies the piezo stack for the xyz piezo micromanipulator
general supplier of optics, photonics
Parts for 3D printers, local in Montreal.
Ask Serge for more, he knows the owner.
Supplies glass capillaries used in the Joint-type transducer.
Web server hosting company used for valnet and valdev websites
Supplies the PD, LD, circulators and splitters for the Mosquito.
Design, prototype and commercialize 3D printers.
This is the parent project for all 3D related projects
Design open source and low cost 3D scanning devices for dentistry applications.
Formalizing the 4th sector.
The goal of this project is to design an open source Autonomous Agricultural Vehicle Platform (AAVP)
Help local small commerce reopen and operate safely.
Design, prototype and commercialize open source accessibility platforms for people with disabilities.
Create an incubator and stimulator system for cell and tissue engineering.
Initiative between SENSORICA/Abran, Steve, Eimhin and probably Tanzania
Clean air through the growing medium of plants
Design and build instruments for muscle tissue growth and testing.
Prototype and commercialize the Artro3D printer.
3D printer prototype, towards product
Evaluate block chain tech for managing access to resources.
Umbrella project for all block chain related commercial projects.
Public face http://blocksense.io/
Collaborative space https://sites.google.com/site/sensoricahome/home/what-we-do/projects/blocksxnse
Project used for contributions to the Sensorica network/community
Build a Robotics/Drone lab for SENSORICA OVN.
Help the Climate Chain Coalition craft and implement state of the art open governance and IT infrastructure.
The Climate Chain Coalition (CCC) is an open global initiative to support collaboration among members and stakeholders to advance blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and related digital solutions (e.g. IoT, big data) to help mobilize climate finance and enhance MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) to scale climate actions for mitigation and adaptation. The CCC is a relatively young open network in search of best tools and practices.
Sensorica is a member of the CCC.
Design, prototype and commercialise the constriction transducer.
Create a 3D modeling and digital fabrication course.
See more on this doc
This is an education project, a course in Collaborative Entrepreneurship.
Create an open source DAQ card
Used by BDan for offering services for 3D modeling and printing, and maybe more.
Project to write an eBook initiated by Tibi
Control systems for microgardens, applications in urban agriculture.
Design, prototype and commercialise the evanescent wave transducer
A mobile digital fabrication lab is a car loaded with 3D modeling and digital fabrication equipment.
See link for more
Design, prototype and commercialise the fluid level sensor
Design, prototype and commercialise force/displacement transducers.
People have shown a tremendous willingness to invest their free time and energy contributing to projects that don’t benefit them financially. This “cognitive surplus”–the free time that people have on their hands to engage in collaborative activities–has the potential to realize vast stores of social value that the traditional marketplace tends to neglect.
Modern technologies like the internet, along with more recent innovations like distributed version control, have opened a pathway to more fully realize this value, but dependence on a still ad hoc, fragmented infrastructure means we’re not being as efficient or effective with this resource as we could be.
This project is about removing the barriers that keep social production flowing at a trickle instead of a stream and providing a more robust, integrated core infrastructure to service this growing community of amateur creators and contributors.
* Remix / design and prototype a mid-size leaves blender.
* Evaluate its performance.
* Distribute a few prototypes to organizations local producers or through NGOs.
A leaves blender is used to extract leaves concentrate, which can be of highly nutritional value.
Leaves concentrate is essentially a curd, made from leaves juice.
This is a practical implementation of advanced plant growing techniques. While Sensorica has developed multiple technologies for smart agriculture, the implementation has often been left for other partners in the eco-system. This project looks to utilize those technologies in-house as well as develop new applications for resource efficient production of food.
The project will create an eco-system of sensors and controllers that will automate efficient plant growth techniques. Typically a plant requires light, nutrients, suitable grow media and water to grow. Our aim is to create and maintain optimal conditions using automated controllers and sensors.
Focus will be placed on urban community agriculture with special emphasis on developing a sustainable business model. The tools and techniques developed and streamlined through this project should enable co-operative community farming in urban settings. While large scale commercial farms are not the intended end-user, the tools developed should be scale-able and use-able on a commercial scale as well.
Overall, we should be able to maximize resource efficiency in terms of raw material consumption and human inputs. The project will serve as a test and development bed for implementation of Sensorica developed technologies and tools.
Started by Benoit and Tibi.
Open main document
Build a sensor to measure the wing flap rate of flying insects.
Design, prototype and commercialise the intrinsic transducer.
Assist IoPA in soaping Contracting, find stakeholders and for a community.
Design, prototype and commercialise the joint-type transducer
Lab-on-a-chip sensor technology for soil, water and food testing.
Design and build the quality control and certification infrastructure for the emerging glocal food system.
SENSORICA builds a network around bio-chemical sensing. The ultimate goal is to put in place a modular lab-on-a-chip sensor technology/platform for testing and certification, based on an open standard that remains to be defined. This system can be integrated with peer-to-peer markets for distribution of agricultural products and food.
Create an open source laser and LED driver.
Design and assemble an open source Laser Projector
Design, prototype and commercialize electrical motor manipulators.
This project aims at producing extremely low cost manipulators with micron precision.
Design, prototype and commercialize the Mantis 2-to-3 axis micromanipulator.
Uses a piezo tube and stack.
Design, prototype and commercialize manual linear stages.
Design, prototype and commercialize a linear or rotational piezo motor stage.
Design, prototype and commercialize (electro) mechanical manipulators.
The Matchmaking Device is a low cost proximity sensor with matchmaking capabilities. The project includes the design and building of the Matchmaking Device for the purpose of taking it to market. See Path to market.
See project page
Matrioshka is an outdoor interactive, artistic and functional hardware furniture, which brings several functions and technologies/sensors embedded, and offers numerous possibilities of collaboration with artist, software engineers and other backgrounds people.
Design and produce a micro 3D printer. First applications are biotech, lab-on-a-chip prototyping.
Design, prototype and commercialise the microfiber transducer.
Design, prototype and commercializer a micro-indentation system.
Upgrade the user interface and user experience of the NRP / VAS software.
Open Climate Collabathon.
Sensoricans helping the OCC structure their processes.
The Open Climate Collabathon is an open innovation initiative to build an integrated global climate accounting system, web platform and portal. Sensorica played the role of local node and project host during the first 2019 Collabathon.
name is not final. The purpose is to write a business plan to raise money for the coop through donations and investments. The coop would host several open-source projects, provide shared space and equipment. Yasir, Guy, Normand and Francois are mostly involved at the moment.
A project to enable rapid, highly flexible production of highly accurate objects, with nearly any shape desired, and of sizes large and small, from moldable and castable materials. And yet with low cost, small sized equipment sets, with commodity materials and very high material usage efficiency.
Activity related to Open Science field/paradigm development
Developing optical soil moisture sensors
Design a large size periscope for Canada Parks with Barda.
See project main doc
A small fluid pump based on a piezo buzzer. The pump is 3D printed.
Services offered by the SENSORICA OVN for plant care:
Installation of control systems, irrigation systems, sensors, monitoring systems, etc.
Design an open source accessibility platform for people with disabilities.
Design, produce a portable sauna.
Plastic recycling hardware and service development based on Precious Plastics project.
Design and prototype a PV cell characterization system.
Project in collaboration with Joshua Pearce from Michigan Tech University
Design, prototype and commercialise the radial transducer
This is a short-term Fab Lab project, facilitated by Ramy
This project was created to capture contributions to the renovation of the new SENSORICA Montreal lab. Proposed by Jim, Created by Tibi.
Project coordination page
Fishing communities all around the world can turn recycled plastic into fishing nets and ropes.
The rope making machine design will represent a method for village-scale rope making of standard polypropylene (PP) rope from waste PP pellets/shreds, 16mm in diameter as long lines (at least 150-200m) and 7mm in diameter as short-lines (5 meter each). The design will represent an easily replicable device, built with stock components and minimal use of custom parts (unless they can be digitally fabricated with a RepRap class 3-D printer or CNC mill –e.g. limit to what is found in most fab labs and avoid high energy processes and a skilled machinist). The designers should seek to minimize cost and complexity while keeping throughput high (continuous if possible). The base design for the extruder -first stage - can use the Pearce group recyclebot designs.
Source code (CAD in native format and STL), full BOM (component, number, cost, and source), build instructions with pictures, operation/maintenance instructions, video of operation and prototype sent to the Project Sponsor.
The Project Sponsor would retain first academic publication rights (with Sensorica co-authors if wanted). At the time of academic paper submission full open source documentation released to the world.
Integrate open source smart home systems that can operate on water, in high seas conditions.
This project was initiated by Ocean Builders.
The project is coordinated at the Incubator in Panama and at the Sensorica lab.
Build a large scale metal printer.
IoT for industrial applications
Launching an organization for the production of 3D printing material.
Design, prototype and distribute a simple kit for automated irrigation
Install a solar power source with short-term storage capacity. Explore supercapacitors.
Create a spider rig
a grant to get summer interns
This microphone system records more than just ordinary sound. It also records extremely high frequencies that your ear could never hear.
When the recordings are played back at a very slow speed, these ultrasonic frequencies become audible - revealing sounds you never knew existed!
Most sound recorders have a sample rate of 44.1kHz. This one has a sample rate of 1MHz (over 20 times higher).
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our life in many aspects; at work, schools, restaurants, socialization, etc.. Robomazing and Sensorica are cooperating to design a robot that uses UV rays to disinfect the surrounding environment.
This project is coordinated by Robomazing. It will be submitted to the Micron UV Robot contest.
Produce an open source design and prototype of a ventilator.
Create a network of open innovation spaces in Verdun, Montreal. The concept is described here.
Initiative started by SENSORICA in colaboration with David Lametti, MP from Verdun.
David Lametti follows SENSORICA since 2013. In January 2016, after the federal election, David invited SENSORICA members to discuss about an initiative to boost the economy in his riding. The general idea was to create a network of open innovation spaces, build along the OVN SENSORICA model, where the local population can meet with entrepreneurs and local companies to generate new economic initiatives.
David asked sensoricans to gather a group of experts from our local network to facilitate the implementation of this concept.
OuiShare MTL was the first network to be included in this project. Alex Bigot, co-founder of OuiShare MTL and OuiShare global connector was invited by sensoricans at a meeting on the Parliament hill in Ottawa, where David Lametti reaffirmed his commitment to this project.
LivingLabs MTLwas also informed about this initiative and decided to join.
During the Montreal edition of the World Social Forum we met with other local players and discussed the project, in order to complete the initiation and facilitation team.