Chances are you’re already familiar with the term Internet of Things – and the acronym IOT – that keeps popping up all over in media of all kinds. In case you’re not…here’s a great definition from Technopedia
In 1999, Ashton said it best in this quote from an article in the RFID Journal:
“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things – using data they gathered without any help from us – we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best”.”
Many companies have been jumping on the IOT band-wagon. Here’s a nifty article and video from Hewlitt Packard that sums up their contribution:
The Internet of Things has exploded which means tremendous implications for apps, the cloud and the telecommunication service providers who keep it all connected.
Electronic displays for integration with clothing and textiles are a rapidly developing field in the realm of wearable electronics. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have created a fiber-like LED that can be directly knitted or woven to form part of the fabric itself.
“Our research will become a core technology in developing light emitting diodes on fibers, which are fundamental elements of fabrics,” said Professor Choi, head of the research team at the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST. “We hope we can lower the barrier of wearable displays entering the market.”
If you’d like to get into the conversation on wearable displays, there is an annual convention next to be held in San Fransico, CA in May 2016.
Find out all of the detail by clicking on the conference picture here:
How much fun will marketeers and the general public have when you can show off your “brand” as you stroll down the street
What will yours display?
The following post was provided to us by Emmanuel Balami from the University Putra in Malaysia. Thank you, Emmanuel, for sharing this news about your work!
High-Tech Public Utility Management
Following global concerns about Sustainable Development, and Environmental issues, it has become imperative to innovate, so, the idea of using embedded systems and ICT to help our world efficiently manage resource. These resources (water, energy, and food) are not only scarce but grossly mismanaged or wasted by the public. This module is a contribution in facilitating Responsible Consumption, Change of Attitude by the public toward public utility, especially where governments subsidise these resources for the poor and also to schools and large populations. Organisations/countries that are providing aids to poor countries may wish to take advantage of this module in providing services to humanity, and also, there will be no need for subsidy coupons for countries offering that.
Here are some photos that show the system components and a demo:
Additional information on the project may be obtained by contacting Emmanuel Luke (bel) BALAMI firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmanuel wishes to thank IBM-USA, for funding this project to a successful execution, and Wendy Murphy, for selecting this project & her unflinching support and guidance. And, if you’d like to learn more about Universiti Putra Malaysia, please click the logo: