Connected homes and cities have been buzz words this year, but while urban areas are becoming increasingly smart, the countryside is being left behind.
A computer scientist is hoping to change this by launching a project that will take the Internet of Things (IOT) to an area of Wales.
Proposed ideas include sheep with digital collars, sensors on riverbanks, and rainfall monitors.
The project is being led by computer scientist Professor Gordon Blair from Lancaster University.
He was recently awarded £171,495 ($267,090) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to set up a ‘smart’ project in Conwy, Wales.