Harnessing the Potentials of Wireless Sensor Networks in the Context of Developing Countries: A Theoretical Perspective

Citation:
D.O. Ayanda, A. I. Oluwaranti, Eludiora SI, and Alimi OM.  2011.  Harnessing the Potentials of Wireless Sensor Networks in the Context of Developing Countries: A Theoretical Perspective. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Sciences and Engineering (IJETSE). Vol.4(1), 2011(USA.):p.84-89.

Abstract:

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is an emerging technology that has the potential of transforming human life in the future. These sensor nodes can operate without any attendance in an environment and location including those where human presence is risky or not possible and therefore they can be deployed in a countless number of applications ranging from military to civilian purposes.
This paper examines the various applications of WSNs and how real-life deployment can form the bedrock of development towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the much awaited Vision 20:2020 in Nigeria. The study also attemps to establish a synergy between reviving the economic growth as evidenced from government efforts through various initiatives and science and technology through adoption of the potentials of WSNs. The paper concludes by recommending practical approach that can be taken by the Nigerian government towards actualizing the evolving technology.