Human Sensor Network

Smart Buildings

The Human Brain Represents a Vast Edge Computing Resource for Improving Buildings

November 2nd, 2020
Smart Buildings

The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Learning – Human Smart Building

November 15th, 2019
Smart Buildings

Walmart’s Shopping Carts & The Future of Occupancy Tracking in Retail

Retail giant Walmart recently filed a patent application mundanely titled “System And Method For A Biometric Feedback Cart Handle.” The technology is essentially a shopping cart handle that can track the heart rate, temperature, stress level and other biological characteristics of shoppers as they grip the handle of their cart when moving around a store. […]

Smart Buildings

Could Safety be the Gateway for Smart Technology into the Construction Site?

“While sectors such as retail and manufacturing have reinvented themselves, construction seems stuck in a time warp. Global labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1 percent a year over the past two decades, compared with growth of 2.8 percent for the total world economy and 3.6 percent in manufacturing,” states a recent report by […]

Smart Buildings

Siemens Continues its Californian IoT Shopping Spree with Acquisition of Comfy

Siemens Building Technologies Division has completed another significant deal in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, this time with the acquisition of Comfy (previously known as Building Robotics). The Oakland, CA, based start-up is known for their building controls mobile app. The deal is the third smart building startup acquired during the German engineering conglomerate’s […]

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