Private industry, seeing the potential for new revenue streams and aiming to capitalize on consumer’s interest in all things digital, is eyeing opportunities to engage and collaborate with city decision-makers on smart city initiatives. Cities, in turn, recognize the need to improve their health, safety and economic welfare.
Wearable technologies promise to be one of the technology trends of 2015 that will receive a great deal of attention from the mainstream technology press thanks in large part to the major corporate players looking to enter that field, including Apple and Samsung.
The number of people living in cities and urban areas worldwide rose from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014, according to best estimates from the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). More than half of the global population now lives in urban areas, and WHO expects that will continue rising to reach… [read more]
Embedded developers can rapidly design eMMC-based applications with guaranteed data integrity. HCC Embedded has introduced fail-safe file system support for eMMC Flash that simplifies software integration and guarantees the integrity of data. HCC Embedded’s range of eMMC drivers supports high-performance file operations, fail-safe operations, and secure erase.
But the connectivity concept resonates way beyond the mobile device and the digital screen; it transcends all kind of environments: body, home, city, industry and the environment. If we chose, the connectivity phenomenon could take us to a far more interesting place: connected spaces.
Digilent’s chipKIT WiFire board is an awesome little beastie. Powered by Microchip’s latest 32-bit 200 MHz MCU, the Wi-Fi equipped Arduino-compatible platform has been paired with Imagination Technologies’ Flow Cloud service development tools in an effort to make creating cloud-powered embedded applications practical for the average developer.
A team of students at the National Taiwan University have developed a “smart bandage” they call the BioScope which amps up the functionality of the Band-Aid to unheard of levels.
Sensara, a Dutch company specialized in intelligent sensor network technology, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with GreenPeak Technologies to provide integrated solutions of contactless, self-learning monitoring technology for the Senior Lifestyle System, Sensara’s first Family Lifestyle Solution.
Walk into any gym, and you’ll find fitness trackers strapped to everyone from protein shake-swilling workout junkies to first-time jazzercisers. Meanwhile, early adopters are dropping their Mickey Mouse collector’s edition watches in favor of smartwatches that can deliver messages, Facebook, Twitter and more to your wrist.
The rise of so-called ‘smart home’ technology and the plethora of devices emerging into the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) category is, of course, very rapid at the moment.