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Bluetooth Low Energy Mobile Laboratory

“The connectBlue low energy solution was the only logical choice for our application.”
Brian Noland, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Anywhere Science, Inc.

Started in 2011, California-based Anywhere Science, Inc. is a provider of science software solutions. Anywhere Science’s LabStrip is an attachment for the iPhone 4/4S/5 that turns the smartphone into a powerful, yet affordable, mobile laboratory.

The LabStrip works together with standard dunk-and-read chemical test strips, increasing measurement accuracy and creating automatic digital records. “The data is automatically uploaded to your personal Anywhere Science Cloud account where it can be combined with location-aware metadata, such as real-time environmental parameters,” says Brian Noland, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Anywhere Science, Inc.

Several Native Low Energy Capabilities

In addition to LabStrip, Anywhere Science, Inc. is also actively integrating wireless sensors into their line of “Sci-Fi Sensors.” The first of these sensors is a Bluetooth low energy enabled thermometer for the pool and spa use. The thermometer looks like a standard digital pool thermometer with a large LCD display, but inside, it is equipped with the connectBlue Bluetooth Low Energy Platform Module OLP425.

“The connectBlue low energy solution was the only logical choice for our application,” says Noland. “Currently, we are only broadcasting temperature data, but that is only a small fraction of what the Bluetooth Low Energy Platform Module OLP425 can do. We are excited to see what developers will choose to do with the additional native capabilities.”

Sci-Fi sensors allow for data to be received by a cell phone and the resulting data is seamlessly added to the Anywhere Science Cloud account along with LabStrip and other metadata.

“We are running a Kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing the LabStrip system to market,” says Noland. “You can pre-order LabStrip systems in various configurations, some of which include Bluetooth low energy thermometer Sci-Fi Sensors.”

Beyond pools and spas, Anywhere Science is exploring a number of other vertical markets for its ecosystem of platforms. These include testing tools for aquariums/ponds, wine making, beer brewing, soil composition, sanitation, water quality, and point-of-care medical diagnostics. “One thing is clear, Anywhere Science will be busy for the foreseeable future,” concludes Noland.

Key Benefits

  • Faster time-to-market
  • Seamless development and system integration of Bluetooth low energy technology
  • Professional delivery and support

connectBlue Products Used

  • Bluetooth Low Energy Platform Module OLP425

About connectBlue

connectBlue® is a leading provider of robust Industrial and Medical wireless solutions, designed and tested for the most demanding applications and environments. Based on Classic Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth low energy technology, Wireless LAN (WLAN) and IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee, connectBlue provides ready-to-use products and modules as well as custom design solutions. connectBlue has its head office in Sweden and local offices in Germany and USA. For more information, please visit

connectBlue® is a registered trademark of connectBlue AB.


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