Smart Buildings

Comfy’s People-Centric Approach to the Office Gains Traction

The Internet of Things (IoT) and smart buildings sectors are realising that when you focus building design and technology on people, you bring about better results. The objective of a smart building is fundamental to this idea; in a smart hospital the IoT can be focused on aiding healthcare professionals and supporting patients to improve care; in the smart home by focusing on the occupants the IoT can create more comfort and security; while in the smart office a people centric focus can bring about greater productivity. Putting this theory into action, workplace experience app Comfy (formerly Building Robotics) is leveraging IoT to give people greater choice and control over their workplace. Last year, Comfy's people-centric approach led to a $12 million funding round led by Emergence Capital, with participation from other investors including CBRE Group, Inc. and Microsoft Ventures. Back in 2015 Memoori reported on Comfy's efforts in building partnerships with leading providers of […]

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