How it all started...

MyriaNed™ is an invention of the Devlab (www.devlab.nl). The development of the MyriaNed started not only by some Devlab companies but also with the aid of Universities and Technical High schools. A global overview of our contribution to the development of MyriaNed™ and it's progress will be posted on this website, so if you are interested you are invited to follow us. Any suggestions are welcome on get.inspired@vanmierlo.com.

The future


Our brains are the inspiration for us to continue with the MyriaNed™. We can do a lot more with our brains than we can do with our technology today. In a MyriaNed network we can approach this by starting with the system architecture of the brains. By also adding psychology knowledge to such a network we hope to lower the gap between the human and technical behavior. Due to the evergrowing complexity of future systems this step is needed to keep using the systems in a human way.
I like to demonstrate this view in a couple of years, to begin with a simple self organized building.

The present


2015    More commercial projects are expected and improving MyriaModem will be done in Devlab projects like Proheal. Ewids and Demanes will be ended with a final demonstration.

The past


2014    The usability and maintenance performances of MyriaModem was improved. Due to several projects the Gossip layers where changed to enlarge the functionalities. And more sensors were developed to realize several commercial projects. The main purposes are: building environment (energy, climate), safety/maintenance (water, railroad) or wellness (animals).
2013    Presented our MyriaModem Edukit (Electronics&Automation fair), started to raise our skills in MyriaNed with several new projects (alone, with customers and/or Universities: about Living Light, Door/Window monitor, Railway safety, Security light), finished the EIA project, improved the structure of the MyriaNed software (for usability and maintenance performances) and developed the first sensors suitable for a MyriaModem.
2012    Finishing the STORM project, developed our node (the MyriaModem), did a project in energy harvesting (with the Holst institute) and started the next collaborative projects Ewids (Extreme Wireless Distributed Systems) and Demanes (Design, Monitoring and operation of Adaptive Networked Systems).
2011    Continuing the STORM project and supporting the business creation team in the EIA project (Experiment Innovatie Alliantie).
2010    Finishing the ALwEN project and continuing the STORM project.
2009    We had a bigger part in the development of second collaborative project STORM (Sensor Technology On Radio Modules).
2008    Support at the first collaborative project ALwEN (Ambient Living with Embedded Networks) with the V3 node.
2007    Development of part of the hardware and software for the MyriaNedV3 node.
2006    We started at Devlab with discussions about the simulations done by the Universities.

MyriaModem Introduction

Scalable - Ad Hoc - Low Energy

In November 2013 Anagear, our partner in the Demanes project, was attending the Energy Harvesting Conference in America. We made a demonstration model for their product, an energy harvesting chip. It lowered the consumption of a MyriaModem by a factor 6!

They were very pleased with the result and offered us a chance to bring our MyriaModem EduKit to people's attention on this tradeshow. For this purpose we made this leaflet, of which all hundred copies were taken.

The comment of Anagear after the conference:
The demonstration, with MyriaNed and made run by solar energy, worked perfectly and took a lot of interest.

In April 2014 Anagear was attending the Energy Harvesting Conference in Berlin with the same set-up. They came back with the same enthousistic attitude.

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Here's something different. Nodes gossiping information around like humans might do. Nodes that adapt their behavior to their environment. Nodes that cooperate in groups to achieve goals, without direct guidance of a master in the system.

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gossip in action

MyriaNed is a new class of wireless network technology. It enables you to use extremely large numbers of small wireless nodes over extended periods of time with little or no configuration or maintenance required. It is the result of a joint research effort of a group of Dutch Technology Companies called DevLab in collaboration with Universities and Research Institutes.

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timing patterns

Over the last years a number of demonstration projects have been realized, ranging from flexible office lighting, green house climate control to a train seat reservation system. Today everyone is invited to think about challenging new applications to explore using this approach. For a quick start an EduKit is available. This Kit features a number of nodes together with all the hard and software tools you need to get started with your first experiments on low energy gossip network functionality.

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MyriaNed EduKit and experiment node