Article 1

Wearables, Humans, and Things as a Single Ecosystem!

Nahum Gershon

When I use my smart watch to track the steps I walk, it takes sometimes a few minutes for the watch to show the number of steps I took. Naturally, I would have enjoyed seeing the step counter being updated simultaneously as I walk. This would be also my wish with my smart phone that also gives me delayed observations when I climb floors. After climbing a few floors, for example, it would indicate one floor only after a few minutes. Then, two floors after some more time, and sometimes three after a few more minutes...

 


Article 2

Real Time Health – How IoT will Reinvent Medicine

Pasi Hurri

Many industries, such as banking, retail and entertainment have recently transformed into real time services, being globally accessible around the clock. Money transfer takes less than a second, and your favorite movie plays in two while you're commuting. Now, with IoT, this transformation will also happen, probably even faster, in the physical world. Everything can be converted into continuously evolving services. It is mostly our traditions and habits that are in the way.

 


Article 3

What Makes IoT Different to the Regulator?

Andy Haire

This second of four articles, drawn from the lens of an Authority's mandate, addresses the policy issues that could become part of their thinking – a departure from typical articles whose focus is on interoperability or devices. Parenthetically, Authority, is used loosely: it means anyone or any organization in a position to impose rules or laws on marketplace behavior – generally parts of governments such as legislatures, competition authorities or sector regulators.

 


Article 4

Powering IoT Devices: Technologies and Opportunities

Andrey Somov and Raffaele Giaffreda

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are supposed to be deployed 'everywhere' and to be accessed 'any time' from 'anywhere'. A high number of these devices perform monitoring and control tasks in the smart-x applications and difficult-to-access areas. For successful realization of these applications an IoT device should be tiny and autonomous de-facto while including sensing/actuating, processing and wireless communications capabilities.

 

 

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Nahum Gershon focuses on social media, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, strategic planning, visualization, combining creative expressions with technology and real-time information delivery, presentation and interaction in mobile, wearable as well as traditional devices including how they could improve both organizational environments and our personal lives.
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Andrew Haire with more than 30 years of experience spanning four continents has been associated with some of the industry’s most successful telecom initiatives.
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Andrey Somov (IEEE Member) is a Senior Researcher in the Area of Smart Internet of Things at CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy.
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Raffaele Giaffreda is the Head of Smart IoT research group at CREATE-NET and Coordinator of EU FP7 13m€ collaborative project iCore (www.iot-icore.eu), merging IoT and Cognitive Computing.
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Wearables, Humans, and Things as a Single Ecosystem!

Nahum Gershon
November 9, 2015

 

When I use my smart watch to track the steps I walk, it takes sometimes a few minutes for the watch to show the number of steps I took. Naturally, I would have enjoyed seeing the step counter being updated simultaneously as I walk. This would be also my wish with my smart phone that also gives me delayed observations when I climb floors. After climbing a few floors, for example, it would indicate one floor only after a few minutes. Then, two floors after some more time, and sometimes three after a few more minutes...

Real Time Health – How IoT will Reinvent Medicine

Pasi Hurri
November 9, 2015

 

Many industries, such as banking, retail and entertainment have recently transformed into real time services, being globally accessible around the clock. Money transfer takes less than a second, and your favorite movie plays in two while you're commuting. Now, with IoT, this transformation will also happen, probably even faster, in the physical world. Everything can be converted into continuously evolving services. It is mostly our traditions and habits that are in the way.

What Makes IoT Different to the Regulator?

Andy Haire
November 9, 2015

 

This second of four articles, drawn from the lens of an Authority's mandate, addresses the policy issues that could become part of their thinking – a departure from typical articles whose focus is on interoperability or devices. Parenthetically, Authority, is used loosely: it means anyone or any organization in a position to impose rules or laws on marketplace behavior – generally parts of governments such as legislatures, competition authorities or sector regulators.

Powering IoT Devices: Technologies and Opportunities

Andrey Somov and Raffaele Giaffreda
November 9, 2015

 

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are supposed to be deployed 'everywhere' and to be accessed 'any time' from 'anywhere'. A high number of these devices perform monitoring and control tasks in the smart-x applications and difficult-to-access areas. For successful realization of these applications an IoT device should be tiny and autonomous de-facto while including sensing/actuating, processing and wireless communications capabilities.

Comments

2015-11-11 @ 11:32 AM by Peinl, Rene

Nice overview. I found the chart with the different energy harvesting options most interesting. However, I would disagree with the judgement that energy harvesting is immature. Look at the German manufacturer enOcean for example. They produce and license their patented energy harvesting sensors for years and with great success. As far as I know they combine it with super capacitors and therefore guarantee 10 years of running those sensors. That's not what I would call "not mature enough". 

2016-11-04 @ 2:14 AM by Salazar, Yvonne

Good article Gentlemen!  

So what has happened on this important topic since Nov. 9, 2015 ( I am reading this on Nov. 3, 2016)?

What about Perovskite Solar Cells for IoT?  Also, I read terms like "Perovskite Solar Cells are inexpensive", inexpensive is a relative term.  How costly are the newer renewable energy options now in USD?  What would you compare that to, a Si Solar Cell cost?

Awaiting for latest updates and thanks (in advance)!

ys

2016-11-04 @ 2:14 AM by Salazar, Yvonne

Good article Gentlemen!  

So what has happened on this important topic since Nov. 9, 2016 ( I am reading this on Nov. 3, 2016)?

What about Perovskite Solar Cells for IoT?  Also, I read terms like "Perovskite Solar Cells are inexpensive", inexpensive is a relative term.  How costly are the newer renewable energy options now in USD?  What would you compare that to, a Si Solar Cell cost?

Awaiting for latest updates and thanks (in advance)!

ys