The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Ben van Lier: Smart shoes and mobile healthcare

When I go jogging on a Sunday morning, I am seeing increasing numbers of runners with devices attached to their arm. Often it’s an iPod connected to sensors in their shoes, the sensors registering the amount of time the shoe is in contact with the ground. The information derived from this is then combined with an individual training schedule. A virtual coach will then indicate how the performance compares against the personal training schedule. Read more about Ben van Lier: Smart shoes and mobile healthcare



Rob van Kranenburg: The Internet of Things World Forum Steering Committee

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The Internet of Things World Forum Steering Committee event was held on February 20-21, at Cisco’s campus in San Jose, California.  I could only attend one day, due to other engagements, but I don not regret traveling basically two full days in order to be there.

 


Sebastian Lange: The IoT-A project is proud to present to you the IoT-A Movie “The Internet of Things Architecture”

The IoT-A project is proud to present to you the IoT-A Movie “The Internet of Things Architecture” (youtube). The IoT-A movie introduces you to the spectacular story of how the Internet of Things could benefit people and society in the future and how the European Lighthouse Project on the Internet of Things will "make things talk". Read more about Sebastian Lange: The IoT-A project is proud to present to you the IoT-A Movie “The Internet of Things Architecture”



Richard Wilson: Hauser gives Cambridge lecture on 'internet of things'

“The other big change will be how we interface with technology. We have been using our hands for too long and while voice activation has made great advances it is using our eyes, gaze and facial movements to control the real and virtual worlds around us that I believe is one of the most exciting opportunities,” said Hauser.

Hauser also believes that advanced parallel processing techniques... Read more about Richard Wilson: Hauser gives Cambridge lecture on 'internet of things'



The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe Report

The conference explored the co-existence of real and virtual worlds in everyday life within areas such as consumer electronics, health, transport and retail. It was attended by approximately 150 delegates from more than 20 countries across Europe and the rest of the world. Read more about The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe Report



Joe McKendrick: Work begins to standardize 'internet-of-things' protocol

Source: "The protocol, "MQ [Messaging Queue] Telemetry Transport," or MQTT, is described on the MQTT.org site as a "machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things connectivity protocol." The protocol, designed as an "extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport," is intended to facilitate "connections with remote locations... Read more about Joe McKendrick: Work begins to standardize 'internet-of-things' protocol



Chris Rezendes: Changes to come with Internet of Things

Source: "By 2025, the Internet of Things (IOT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) will join higher education, medicine, defense and IT as one of the five most important industries in Massachusetts. That fact will be supported by revenue, profit and employment. This idea will be supported by global-leadership in the application of IoT and M2M technologies that will exemplify a ‘new exceptionalism’ in Massachusetts, the U.S., and the world. Read more about Chris Rezendes: Changes to come with Internet of Things



Special Issue on Interaction in Augmented Smart Environments, Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 19: Digitally augmented environments facilitate accessing additional layers of virtual information and services, which are conceptually linked to real references (objects, spaces, people, interfaces, sensors, etc.). In order to interface with these invisible layers, novel interaction models are being developed. Following the usability paradigm ‘easy to learn,easy to use,’ Read more about Special Issue on Interaction in Augmented Smart Environments, Call for Papers



Alex Bassi: Internet of Things: from 'owning' objects to 'using' objects

Source: (IoT-A Newsletter 4): "Internet revolutionized the "old style" business models. IoT can bring a similar revolution. Full traceability of goods can be the key of "IoT-enabled" business models. While so far the accent was mainly put on privacy concerns, we can look this issue from a different point of view. Given that security issues and privacy is respected, having full traceability Read more about Alex Bassi: Internet of Things: from 'owning' objects to 'using' objects



David Stephenson: Explaining Internet of Things

It is not easy to explain Internet of Things to a broad audience but David Stephenson is doing a great job. From cybersecurity, to changing management styles, NEST and Arduino, the lack of policy focus in the US, Ipv6, Jerry the Bear, the toy that empowers children with diabetes by turning the tables (the children 'treat' the bear), and the pill capsule that facilitates more effictive and on-time drug intake, it's all there. Read more about David Stephenson: Explaining Internet of Things



Stuart Corner: The Things of Internet...to Come

"It's a montage of photographs behind each of which lurks a message on what the Internet of Everything will bring. A tree links to: "When we connect billions of sensors around the globe on trees, at sea, in the air and in space, they will talk to one another and to us through our intelligent networks. And as we study and share this massive amount of data, we will start to understand and address climate change."" Read more about Stuart Corner: The Things of Internet...to Come



Jay Thomas: Why I Really Need the Internet of Things

"With all the technology we have to track packages and receive delivery notification texts, I really had to wonder why we don’t have the technology to track a package to a “safe” delivery. But as I thought about it, I realized we do. We have cell phones with more Apps than I can remember what to do with, we have GPS, we have automated package tracking with “instant delivery” notification... Read more about Jay Thomas: Why I Really Need the Internet of Things



Ki Mae Heussner: Apple patent points to platform for wearable sensors, internet of things

"The concept, the filing says, relates to sensing and reporting movement, as well as environmental factors, including “temperature, health functions, fitness effects, and changing conditions.” The applications could span everything from shipping and industrial production to sports, medicine, fitness and wellness." Read more about Ki Mae Heussner: Apple patent points to platform for wearable sensors, internet of things



Julie Jacobson: Internet of Things as The Next Big Thing in Home Control

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The “Internet of Things” is the big trend in home automation, seen most recently in several new products at theConsumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2013. Previously, Wi-Fi radios and related electronics were too pricey, bulky and power-hungry to fit into low-cost lightweight devices such as light switches... Read more about Julie Jacobson: Internet of Things as The Next Big Thing in Home Control



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