Robots are already becoming widely established in German factories. But how can companies be sure to split the work between people and robots such that human workers don’t lose out on the desirable tasks? An event marking the start of the AQUIAS project showcased approaches to guaranteeing quality of work for manufacturing employees, including those with severe disabilities. Continue reading “Fraunhofer IAO drafts scenarios for future human-robot collaboration (Video)”
On March 08, 2016, The Sports Innovation Conference will take place at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium.
The conference covers a variety of topics related to sports technology, including wearables, big data, and a key note detailing how Microsoft is working with some of the world’s top brands to digitize and transform the global sports industry. Continue reading “International congress on sports innovation and technology in Turnhout, Belgium”
Much of the innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) is being fueled by young, dynamic companies, and the “maker generation.” In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50 percent of IoT solutions will originate in startups less than three years old.
Recent startups, highly focused on one or two products or services, are competing with traditional giants to bring IoT products to business and consumers. They use cloud services by default to provide data analysis, interactivity and customer services, and interact with users through smartphone apps to minimize costs and maximize flexibility. Continue reading “Much of the innovation in IoT is fueled by young, dynamic companies and the “maker generation””
In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity starting to emerge. It’s less about automation and more about personal augmentation; less about individual devices and more about “living services” that let people program and connect smart devices however they want. Continue reading “What People Really Want from the Internet of Things”
Medical, automation, automotive, food and beverage, material handling—so many industries plan to take advantage of IIoT. Experts explain why.
Connecting various devices, systems and equipment together through an Ethernet platform has been going on for years in various manufacturing industries. Data about manufacturing machine performance and operation used to be loaded up to “dashboards” monitored by upper management. An overwhelming amount of data, though, shifted this effort from recording every single device operation to “management by exception,” where only certain bits of data were analyzed for importance. Continue reading “Which Manufacturing Industries Invest in IIoT and Why?”
Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, introduces the easiest smartest way to get flawless dimmable light at home. The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is a no installation, straight out of the box solution for perfectly dimmable lights in your home without having to move from the sofa. Continue reading “Philips Designs Simple to Install Smarthome Lighting”
Have you entered the Internet of Things yet?
If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have. Continue reading “Internet of Things to Change Every Business”
If 2014 was the year of the fitness tracker, then 2015 seems destined to be the year of the smartwatch. Whilst there are a range of potential legal consequences for CSPs in becoming involved in wearable tech, from consumer and product liability issues (if the CSP retails such products) to advertising and marketing issues (in relation to the promotion of such products and services), it is the data issues which are potentially of most interest. Continue reading “Operators Must Pay Attention to Data Issues around Wearable Tech”
CAR Technology: Giant carJa companies such as jaguar and other companies are working on technology that will allow cars in future to read driver’s mind, health and predict their actions. Continue reading “Cars to read our mind as well as health conditions”
The big metal fire box in the middle of your kitchen hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. Some convection fans here, some LED displays there, but otherwise, the trusty range remains largely untouched by the increasingly connected march of technology. Continue reading “Let This Intelligent Oven Cook All Your Meals For You”