Posts Tagged ‘Internet of things’

According to a survey, in 2020 between 22 and 50 billions of devices will be connected at Internet in 2020. If we take a look at these prognostics we can notice that there will be more of technologies connected than human in the world ( 7 billions of humans at the end of October 2011 ) !

The European Union with the Information Society and the Media Directorate General, draw up a portrait of the daily european life in 2020 :

This video show us a world where everything is linked at Internet: your car, your health, your shopping… Every property will be touch by the amazing development of tehchnologies with a principal aim : make your life better and easier !

If all of our daily life is being connected to Internet, we should hope that a big bug will not arrive, because in this world without technologies you will have to do things by yourselves…so hard, isn’t it ?!

Read more :

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/rfid/documents/guidelinesforuserfidsign.pdf

http://www.iot-visitthefuture.eu/fileadmin/documents/researchforeurope/270808_IoT_in_2020_Workshop_Report_V1-1.pdf

Internet of things is getting more and more into our everyday lives.  Somehow it seems scary, but on the other hand – it makes your life easier.

That’s not a secret –  people can be very forgetful: to close the doors, to switch off the lights, to regulate heating system by leaving the house. So technology has been made to resolve and control these “problems” with your smart phones, tabletes or computers. Just like a remote control.

NEXIA home intelligence system uses the latest wireless technology  known  as Z-Wave that has become a standard in home automation.

More information about Nexia

Internet of things is starting its implantation, so we are not yet capable to imagine which will be the applications of it. There are many projects in course in which the Internet of things could play a main role:  a more responsible use of resources, a creation of a warning system for monetary transferences or even prevention of natural disasters’ consequences.

Do you want to discover what is coming? Check the following article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/sunday-review/the-internet-gets-physical.html?pagewanted=all

By Aneley Lampugnani

Today all countries, individuals, and companies seek to reduce energy consumption. The aim of governments is to achieve sustainability in the environment and the companies and individuals to reduce energy costs.
The company Enlighted Inc. released a product dedicated to reducing the power consumption of light.

Using sensors coupled to the lamps, you can regulate the power consumption. The sensors are connected to a system for preventing the excess energy. Each sensor makes a decision every few minutes to ensure the most efficient use of energy.
If you want more information, check it here:
There are other less complex mechanisms, which soon will be used in homes, such as who created the company PG & E. This mechanism provides real-time electricity and gas consumption.Thus, the consumer may account for the amount of energy consumed daily.
If you are interested in this innovation, read the entire article.

Nowadays in our society of information we have a lot of informations per days… and sometimes you are so much buried through the daily news, your job, your differents appointments and so one ..that you forget the most important … like the birthday at one of your friend ! So why not have your own newspaper customized ?

GertCloud proposed it since January 2012 with is innovation called Little Printer a very cute multi-functional machine .

So what is Little printer ?

Little Printer is a thermal printer who works without ink. It is connected to the Internet by the wifi. An application on iPhone and Android lets you choose different news sources, like the headline of major newspapers, the flow of your friends on social networks (as Foursquare for example). You can also print your Sudoku or piece of your horscopeof the day, and your calendar for remind you the birthday of your friends !

With this innovation you can choose the frequency of publication : each days, several times in a day …All in a format sales receipt !

This new concept is very liked because of his lovely design and also because it links digital world and real world.

Read more :

http://www.thestar.com/business/sciencetech/article/1094685–little-printer-serves-up-your-own-customized-mini-newspaper

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/29/the-little-printer-puts-your-customized-digital-content-on-a-slip-of-paper/

Internet of things is here to make our lifes even easier. So connecting all our things together through internet, we will maybe lose our privacity and personal information, but we won’t lose our keys anymore. 

That’s what Cobra Electronics thought, so they partnered with Phone Halo to make a business thanks to all the people that spend half a day looking for their purse, keys or camera. That’s how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYXvrZ58SY0

A Cobra Tag sensor is attached to your keys, purse, computer bag, or any other item you want to protect from loss. The sensor communicates with the phone’s free app and will remind you if you leave your phone or valuables behind.  The Cobra Tag is also a 2 way finder. Tap the button on the Cobra Tag tag to ring your Smartphone. If you are looking for your Cobra Tag protected item, use the phone’s application to make the Cobra Tag ring.  To secure your phones data, the powerful PhoneHalo application can be set to lock your phone when out of range of your tagged item.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/01/09/cobra-lost-items/

 

Irene Martinez

On the account of this blog critically engaging with the internet of things at the moment, it might be worthwhile to pause for a minute and reflect on how this concept came to be in the first place. “The internet of things” was first used by technology pioneer Kevin Ashton in 1999 to describe to a system where the Internet is “attached” to the physical world by means of ubiquitous sensors.  By now, an archetype example it has become the intelligent fridge:

Now imagine if the same technology used for keeping us updated about our stored foods, could also be used for preparing food for thought. The same kind of RFID technology used for tagging the foods in the fridge could be used in learning contexts – for tagging points of interest and making them access points for informations – rather than opening your computer to go search for that same piece of information? What about field trips? Or learning a new language by interacting by everyday objects? What a profound change of our conception of time and space this could present in the long run. One could store information, essays, wikipedia entries and all other sorts of informations onto physical properties, tagging the world as a museum, designated with informations as a multi–layered interactive space. Inherent in every object would be not only its physical properties, but its informational properties – concerning how it has been tagged, which informations it holds and so on. This information could interact with mobile devices to conduct courses or provide course relevant information.

When it comes to the internet of things, it is estimated that its potential benefits will fall into two categories: (1)Information & analysis, and (2)automation and control. In terms of our intelligent fridge, the next innovation may very well be within the automation and control category:

References:

http://blogs.princeton.edu/etc/2012/02/24/the-internet-of-things/

http://blog.iobridge.com/2010/12/network-and-iphone-controlled-mini-fridge-drink-cannon/

For a more thorough discussion of the potential uses of the internet of things see the article “Internet of things by Michael Chui, Markus Löffler and Roger Roberts in Intermedia, Volume 38, Issue 2. – http://web.ebscohost.com

http://web.ebscohost.com.molly.ruc.dk/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=80538a20-0778-48a3-9de1-d3f23cd0ee8a%40sessionmgr12&vid=1&hid=107