Dosimeter Mobile App
The client is a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional equipment for radiation monitoring with a global presence in over 40 countries. They intended to expand the possibilities for consumer-product interactions by offering a mobile app for handy storying and management of radiation data collected by their devices. To address public safety concerns, the application was also expected to be connected with the national resource to observe and share data on radioactive contamination.
Supplement handheld dosimeters with the mobile app to ensure simple and reliable control of radiation levels.
Provide a reliable connection with personal dosimeters and comprehensive control of radiation rates through the mobile app.
The PSA team designed a radiation management mobile application compatible with all versions of the client’s personal dosimeters. Built on the Android platform, the delivered application supports the following functionality:
Immediate receiving and display of real-time measured data on radiation rate
Storying, showing, and searching for historical data
Showing route map of the device movements
Sound and visual alerts when the radiation rate is exceeded
Sharing data over social networks, and its upload to the national radiation monitoring service
Considering the use of the application together with the client’s dosimeters in the field, we implemented the following features to ensure all the functions are performed correctly:
Support communication over Bluetooth 4.0 with client’s dosimeters
New devices discovery and pairing support
Positioning support, and integration with Google Maps
Implementation of storage of event history in various formats
For the first phase, we integrated support for two of the client's devices; after tests were accomplished successfully, support was implemented for the other 9. Thus, the app became compatible with multiple models of the client’s dosimeters.
To promote public safety, we provided accessibility for the measured radiation data. Our team established a connection with the client’s dedicated server, and the national web-based platform – RadResponder – that is used for sharing the measured radiation data remotely. To do this, our team implemented the integration of the RadResponder protocol to upload data on the server and implement the user interface for configuring the connection to the RadResponder server, which required:
A detailed review of RadResponder API and the design of the changes
Configuration UI for server connectivity implementation
Finally, we published the app to Google Play for public download, which allowed our client to promote new capabilities immediately.
- Requirements definition
- Software development
- User interface design
- Functional, system, and regression testing
- Bug fixing
- User guide creation (bilingual)
- Support by request
App contributed to increasing sales of personal dosimeters by 7%
Simplified operation for customs and border control, steel and recycling industry, waste management sites, etc.
This project laid the foundation for our close and long-term cooperation with the client on a range of radiology-related projects.