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A Sound Smart Building? Hearables in the Built EnvironmentAugust 22nd, 2019
Energy Harvesting: Scalable Renewable Energy for the IoT
“In the long term, battery technology will not be able to meet the demand being created by the expansion of internet of things (IoT) applications,” James Myers, director of devices and circuits at UK chipmaker Arm’s research and development division. The firm estimates that if each of the trillion or so wireless sensor nodes that […]
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 at the Center of a Fundamental Shift in Healthcare
The IoT appears to be part of a fundamental shift in healthcare, one that takes us from the traditional volume-based model to a new value-based approach. By embracing the IoT, smarter hospitals can optimize buildings for patient comfort, while also increasing staff efficiency and effectiveness. Recent developments demonstrate that healthcare facilities are at the forefront […]
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 […]
IAM Ready or IAM Not Ready?
We never really mastered physical identities but now we are creating a world where digital identity will control access to almost everything we do. Identity fraud has been a huge and increasing problem in recent decades but we are putting more of our eggs in the identity basket. Hacking is a growing issue in every […]
AI Set To Spawn A New Era In Data Driven Healthcare
Google has been continually improving its artificial intelligence (AI) portfolio, and considering “search” still makes up 80% of Google’s revenues it would be logical to assume that the firm is improving its AI portfolio to improve its search capabilities. However when you consider the development of AI you realise that Google is actually using search […]
Ushering In The “Internet of Us”
Employees at micro market firm Three Square Market (32M) will be getting an upgrade in the form of a microchip implanted in their hands. Once implanted, the chips will enable their hosts to make cashless purchases and gain access control when opening doors, logging into computers, using the copy machine and other tasks. The chip, […]
Who Is The Internet Of Things Actually For?
“There is a clear philosophical position, even a worldview, behind [the internet of things]: that the world is in principle perfectly knowable, its contents enumerable and their relations capable of being meaningfully encoded in a technical system, without bias or distortion,’ highlights Adam Greenfield in his book entitled ‘Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life’. […]