14. September 2015 · Comments Off on AT&T Leads ‘Internet Of Things’ Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

AT&T has spent the past few years capitalizing on innovations that focus on the IoT or the Internet of Things. Now that it has succeeded, it prides itself of about 23 million various devices that are now connected to its network — from toothbrush to wheelchairs and automobiles. Famous research firm Gartner believes that the number will blow up to 25 billion in year 2020.On Wednesday, Sept. 9, AT&T and Permobil informed the public of a wirelessly connected wheelchair as another proof of the success. Thanks to the AT&T Foundry innovation centre as well as its designers and engineers. The wheelchair’s wireless location technology can monitor the location of the wheelchair. Its accelerometer can detect the position of the wheelchair, or when it has been turned on the side, according to AT&T executives.

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