01. September 2016 · Comments Off on University probes health and fitness benefits of wearable tech for over-55s · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Open University, headquartered in Milton Keynes, is investigating the health & fitness benefits of wearable technology for over-55s. It is running the rule over a range of digital health-monitoring aids to see whether wearables currently on the market can be made more age friendly.The OU project, funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust and carried out in partnership with the charity Age UK Milton Keynes, will examine how older people get on with a mix of available devices, ranging from activity trackers to ‘smart’ watches.

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31. August 2016 · Comments Off on Wearables Make Employees More Productive|Market Will Grow 35% by 2019. · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

With wearables becoming more common in the warehouse as well as on the factory floor, a recent report, titled The Human Cloud At Work (HCAW) A Study Into The Impact Of Wearable Technologies In The Workplace, indicates that wearable technology provides substantial benefits for productivity.Preliminary results, as reported by Tech Times, indicate that employees with wearable devices increased their productivity by 8.5% and their job satisfaction by 3.5%.

Source: Wearables Make Employees More Productive|Market Will Grow 35% by 2019.

06. May 2016 · Comments Off on Spinning the IoT Haystack into Gold · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

IoT is quickly emerging as a very significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital on-line worlds. As everyone has been told repeatedly by the consumer electronics industry, the home is a key target for applying the benefits of IoT-enabled devices. Consumers are now expecting devices and related services that will make their lives easier and more convenient. They expect their IoT-enabled home devices to evolve to new uses by working collaboratively as they become an integral part of managing their everyday home life.By 2017, it has been estimated that 90 million people will live in smart homes. By 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices. The latest Gartner forecast predicts that by 2020 there will be $309 billion in incremental revenue opportunity in the IoT market.

Source: Spinning the IoT Haystack into Gold | Pipeline Magazine | ICE, OSS and BSS Technology News and Information

23. April 2016 · Comments Off on What Needs to be Done to Build IoT in the Enterprise? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Enterprises and businesses are at the cusp of a major transformation, a new wave of industrialization based on IoT. IoT will involve the intersection of powerful supply and demand factors that will cause a tremendous amount of change and value creation. Beyond the economic benefits of business use-cases for the “Internet of Things,” the implications of this trend on our understanding of our societies, economies and ecology can be profound. Imagine data from soil sensors in Iowa, for example, being correlated with emissions data from California. Human behaviors and conditions can be mapped and analyzed with great detail, bringing serious privacy and security issues and concerns.

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20. January 2016 · Comments Off on Giving IoT healthcare a boost in the UK · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While the Internet of Things (IoT) is certainly still in hype phase, connected technologies are fast becoming pervasive across a wide range of industries and promise to deliver real benefits. But like any new technology cycle, it’s about finding solutions to problems that matter. That’s the thinking behind the recently launched national IoTUK Boost Programme, designed to support IoT innovation and adoption across business and public sectors, through open innovation challenges and incubation activities across the UK.IoTUK has appointed four local partners to deliver the IoTUK Boost activity. These are Scottish based CENSIS, the innovation centre for sensor and imaging systems; DataCity – Leeds in Partnership with ODI Leeds & DigicatYorks; Sunderland Software City, which supports aspiring and established software businesses in the North East of England; and CW (Cambridge Wireless), to run the Boost programme in the South of England.

Source: Giving IoT healthcare a boost in the UK | ITProPortal.com