Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT”

Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT”

Industrie 4.0, innovation 4.0 and economy 4.0 are all three further developments of ICT with Internet of Things as the enabler. The presentation will address these three developments and the results in what we call in the Netherlands Smart Industry, the acceleration of ICT application in our industry and the consequences of this trend in business, but also in the need of skills upgrading by many. Continue reading “Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO, Presents: “Smart Industry = (Industrie 4.0 + Innovation 4.0 + Economy 4.0)/IoT””

New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets

LG has announced that the company will be showcasing the latest smart home technology and products at this year’s IFA 2015. The new announcements will include the SmartThinQ Sensor, which can be attached to existing home appliances, including refrigerators and washing machines, as well as the Smart Lightwave Oven and Smart Air Conditioner with support for AllJoyn. Continue reading “New Smart Sensor from LG to Turn Old Appliances into Connected Gadgets”

IoT Technology Reduces Waiting Time in Airports

Security line wait times at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are down by about 33 percent due to the use of a mobile technology solution installed last summer that allows the airport to address long lines as they occur. The BlipTrack system, provided by Danish information technology firm Blip Systems, collects the locations of passengers moving through the security process, via their smartphones and tablets, and calculates wait times based on that data. Continue reading “IoT Technology Reduces Waiting Time in Airports”

“Making Visible the Invisible”, a Presentation by Jules Birks and Vanessa Di Murro, CSIC, University of Cambridge

Sometimes the data we gather from a site provides information that is so complex it’s hard to interpret. Occasionally, it can also throw up information we weren’t expecting. That’s fine when we know what we’re looking at, and have the expertise to interpret the information before us, but what happens when it’s left to other site staff to keep an eye on things? Continue reading ““Making Visible the Invisible”, a Presentation by Jules Birks and Vanessa Di Murro, CSIC, University of Cambridge”

Heba Bevan, CSIC, University of Cambrige, Presents: “Little Sensors, Big Data”

When it comes to sensing, scope, cost and access have long been a problems facing engineers in the field. So, the aim was to develop a tool that was genuinely needs-led. The development process for UtterBerry took that needs-led approach – How can we make it tiny? Use virtually no energy? Make it last? Make it really meaningful? Make it affordable? Make it – quite literally – stick? Continue reading “Heba Bevan, CSIC, University of Cambrige, Presents: “Little Sensors, Big Data””

Student at University of Twente Builds Multi-Material DLP 3D Printer

There are basically two ways to go about making multi-material objects with photopolymer resin-based 3D printing processes. One is based on material science and uses inkjet 3D printing technologies, such as Stratasys’ Polyjet and 3D Systems’ MJM, to release and instantly cure different materials in the same print job. Continue reading “Student at University of Twente Builds Multi-Material DLP 3D Printer”

New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers and Intelligence into IoT Devices

Anaren announced that it has launched a new Atmosphere Sensors Partnership Program that introduces a suite of proven sensor technologies and tools into Anaren’s wireless connectivity ecosystem. A key feature of the initiative is a new sensors element library, available within the Anaren Atmosphere tool, … Continue reading “New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers and Intelligence into IoT Devices”

As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

Forget “wearables,” and even “hearables.” The next big thing in mobile devices: “disappearables.” Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller – so small, some in the industry say, that no one will see them. Continue reading “As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear”