“IoT and social alarms” – Presented by Bas van der Kolk, Altijd Thuis

This presentation is about setting up an end-to-end consumer security/social alarm-service with zigbee powered sensors. What challenges did we solve on a technical and business level, how is the consumer market responding, what are the challenges ahead of us, are question addressed in this presentation.

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Coming our way are houses run by networked kits. Will our homes be soon smarter than we are?

There is a technological juggernaut heading our way. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). For the tech industry, it’s the Next Big Thing, alongside big data, though in fact that pair are often just two sides of the same coin. The basic idea is that since computing devices are getting smaller and cheaper, and wireless network technology is becoming ubiquitous, it will soon be feasible to have trillions of tiny, networked computers embedded in everything. They can sense changes, turning things on and off, making decisions about whether to open a door or close a valve or order fresh supplies of milk, you name it, the computers communicating with one another and shipping data to server farms all over the place. Continue reading “Coming our way are houses run by networked kits. Will our homes be soon smarter than we are?”

Internet of Things is already here, but how close is it?

Almost everyone has faced the maddening thought that they are miles from home but not sure whether they turned off the space heater or some other appliance.

A person might even drive back home to make sure the thing is turned off. Well, as the Internet of Things takes hold, that is at least one aggravation that may become history, because a smartphone app will be able to display whether that heater is on, and allow the user to turn it off — remotely — if it is. Continue reading “Internet of Things is already here, but how close is it?”

How wireless “X-ray vision” could help with motion capture, fall prevention and even your heating bill (Video)

How wireless X-ray vision could help with motion capture. A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has long believed that wireless signals like WiFi can be used to see things that are invisible to the naked eye.

Since 2013, CSAIL researchers have been developing technologies that use wireless signals to track human motion. The team has shown that it can detect gestures and body movements as subtle as the rise and fall of a person’s chest from the other side of a house, allowing a mother to monitor a baby’s breathing or a firefighter to determine if there are survivors inside a burning building. Continue reading “How wireless “X-ray vision” could help with motion capture, fall prevention and even your heating bill (Video)”

Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows

New report contends that use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home.
Despite undeniable excitement about the connected home, its promise remains largely unfulfilled. The connected home industry is still in search of compelling use cases to drive adoption, according to a new report from Michael Wolf at NextMarket Insights. Continue reading “Use cases, rather than products, will fulfill the promise of the smart home, report shows”

Jan Burgmeijer, TNO, Presents: “Smart Data Factory for Logistics”

Jan Burgmeijer, TNO, Presents: “Smart Data Factory for Logistics”

Logistic innovations like Cross Chain Collaboration, Synchromodality and Smart Trade Compliancy & Border Management can only be successful if business data from supply chain partners and sensor data of the infrastructure are combined. Trust, privacy and security are important issues to get access to these data.

TNO is working with partners from the logistics sector and some IT-partners on finding the most interested use cases and see how we can make business cases out of these. To convince the sector partners a real live demo of the logistic innovation is necessary. TNO has developed a data connectivity platform to enable the demonstration of the use cases and to support small pilots. A number of use cases and demo results will be presented. Future plans are presented. Continue reading “Jan Burgmeijer, TNO, Presents: “Smart Data Factory for Logistics””

Researchers Develop Liquid-Based Wearable Sensors

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a wearable liquid-based microfluidic tactile sensor that is small, thin, highly flexible and durable. Simple and cost-effective to produce, this novel device is very suitable for applications such as soft robotics, wearable consumer electronics, smart medical prosthetic devices, as well as real-time healthcare monitoring. Continue reading “Researchers Develop Liquid-Based Wearable Sensors”

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”