Bulletin board for notifying the location of people (DoorMSNGR) (developed independently)


Bulletin boards are usually found on university laboratory doors to notify others of whether the researcher is in the office, in a lecture or a meeting, away on business, or at home. Busy professors often find urgent matters to tend to while out of the office, and find themselves unable to return to the office on time. On the other hand, students visit the laboratory many times and wonder whether the bulletin board can really be trusted.


● Research phase: Applied developmental research, research into practical application and commercialization

A bulletin board that allows easy, remote operation (during a meeting or while on a domestic or international business trip) through a smartphone to display the location, and the expected time of return.


The information to be displayed can be changed in accordance with the user’s needs, and it can also be used for a wide variety of other purposes such as sending out messages to students of the laboratory to inform them of events.


The system has a relatively simple design, making it easy to set up and maintain. It uses an inexpensive DB application and iPad, allowing speedy and inexpensive practical application. Its use is not limited to large offices. It can also be implemented at small-scale laboratories.

purpose of providing seeds

Sponsord research, Collaboration research, Technical consultation


  • Fig. 1: Bulletin board showing location and return time at normal laboratory
  • Fig. 2 (left): Bulletin board developed independently for notifying the location of people (DoorMSNGR) (Right): Installing of indoor console
  • Fig. 3: Information can be entered through the indoor console, but it can also be viewed and operated through an iPhone
posted: 2014/05/21