Weekly Digest on Internet of Things


Kavitha Gopalan

The IoT Is Coming To Healthcare
Price Waterhouse Coopers suggests the market for connected healthcare will grow to $61 billion by 2020.
Qualcomm Life quietly developed the 2Net open device network, and a suite of connected medication dispensers, biosensors and self-care glucose meters. Philips HealthSuite is an open, cloud based platform for healthcare systems, providers and individuals. The marriage of the two creates one massive, scalable ecosystem. It will also create a lucrative new niche medical business as providers move care from costly emergency rooms to the home.
Find out more on this post fromForbes

IBM’s Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal
Drones using artificial intelligence soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes. IBM is edging into this airborne safety and maintenance market early, with a deal to bring its Watson internet of things technology to unmanned aircraft systems Data captured by high-resolution drone camera lenses will be fed into IBM’s visual recognition application programming interfaces (APIs) and services on its Watson cognitive computing and Bluemix cloud-based analytics platforms.
Find out more on this post fromComputerworld

Internet of Things Pushing AnalyticsCloser to Edge Computing
It always doesn’t make sense to accommodate all the intelligence for the systems in data centers, as the Internet of Things starts generating data from far-flung sensors and automating remote equipment.

The alternative found for this is edge computing, where smaller systems placed on the site in factories or other facilities will make a good judgment of IoT data and act on it. There seems to be a chance that the components of edge computing like gateways can shorten response time or just filter out sensor readings which don’t matter so they won’t add burden to the network.
Find out more on this post from Techfacts

How the IoT is creating ‘precision farming’
Moo-ve over, runners and joggers – you’re not the only ones who are wearing a Fitbit, Jawbone or the Vivofit. Fujitsu has come up with its ‘Akisai’ cloud for agribusiness, of which the centrepiece is undoubtedly the connected cow.

When cows are in heat, they walk more, so by attaching pedometers to them farmers can identify which ones are ready for breeding.This cloud-based Akisai platform – Fujitsu’s attempt at Software as a Service (SaaS) to increase efficiency and modernise agriculture – could replace farmers with data scientists.
Find out more on this post from TechRadar

How the ‘IoT’ will drive innovation and growth
IoT puts more emphasis on integration of sensors, devices and information systems across industry verticals and organizations to transform operations and enable new business models. IoT furthermore aims to facilitate a better understanding of complex systems through analytics based on data from diverse sources to assist decision making, improve products and enable entirely new services.”
Find out more on this post fromTheNextSiliconValley

AI adoption coming quickly to the enterprise sector
Narrative Science has released a new report based on a survey of 235 business executives focused on adoption of artificial intelligence in the enterprise.The survey found that 38% of organizations are already using AI technologies in the workplace. This includes several key types of artificial intelligence systems. Among the most is predictive analytics which takes massive amount of data and analyzes it to find trends and offer predictions about the future based on that evidence.
Find out more on this post from ReadWrite

How to choose your IoT Platform Architecture?
There are more than 300 IoT platforms in the market today and the number is continuing to grow. However, as discussed not every platform is the same – IoT platforms are being shaped by varying entry strategies of different companies trying to capitalize on the IoT potential. Innovative Startups, hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, enterprise software and mobility management companies are all competing to become the best IoT platform on the market.
Find out more on this post from PAASMER

Stackable, IoT-enabled dumpster homes to address urban housing crisis
KASITA is a smart, IoT-enabled micro-home designed to fit in the heart of a city or in someone’s backyard. Somethingstraight out of the sci-fi novel Ready Player One (also a product of Austin), these rectangular stackable shelf-likestructures are more than 300-square-feet large, and have generous 10.5 foot ceilings. According to thecompany, individual homes fit in a single-unit “cradle,” whilemulti-home racks stack up to ten floors high.
Find out more on this post from RCRwireless

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