IoT applied to irrigation systems in agriculture: A usability analysis

Efrén Romero-Riaño, Claudia Galeano-Barrera, Cesar D. Guerrero, Mauricio Martinez-Toro, Dewar Rico-Bautista

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Abstract

The Internet of Things favors using technological tools in rural environments thanks to the ability to connect to the Internet between devices that facilitate daily tasks. The research aims to evaluate the usability of the decision support system for irrigation in agriculture, AgroRIEGO, through the development of an IoT-based device. The sponsors of this project were the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and the Center of Excellence in the Internet of Things Appropriation (CEA-IoT) in Colombia. Among the methods used is the use of the heuristic evaluation technique, structured into 15 categories and 62 subcategories of assessment. This analysis was complemented by the contribution of a group of experts in the design and development of IoT applications and devices and agriculture to assess the system's attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Colombiana de Computacion
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • IoT
  • Irrigation systems
  • Usability testing
  • User interface

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