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.
Cloud communications platform Twilio has announced a new cellular network partnership with U.S. cellular giant T-Mobile, called Twilio Programmable Wireless, which will provide data, SMS, and voice communications to connected devices.
Announced at SIGNAL, a developer conference on communications, the partnership expands Twilio’s platform to devices outside of Wi-Fi range, which require constant Internet service. Devices like autonomous cars, drones, or even outdoor sensors that send information in real-time back to the server should be able to use T-Mobile’s cellular service.
Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. today announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APE
Environmental non-profit WattTime has launched a new smart thermostat solution that will allow consumers to selectively use clean energy. WattTime, “the nonprofit creating technology that makes using clean energy as simple as tapping your smartphone,” revealed today that it is starting a closed beta program in partnership with Energate, creator of the the H?lH?m smart thermostat. Specifically, a $600,000 grant from The Great Lakes Protection Fund will allow WattTime to integrate its software directly into
Novatek Microelectronics has announced the establishment of a working partnership with ThroughTek, IoT solutions provider. The recent partnership between ThroughTek and Novatek represents a change in the surveillance market, enabling the extension of application use through value-added cloud services to dashcam devices. The portable dashcam is versatile in its design, making it both suitable for sports and travel use in various outdoor environments, as well within the car or home for security surveillance. With ThroughTek’s technology, chipset manufacturers can easily penetrate the IoT market by simplifying the device deployment process for technology brands.
Utilitywise has been signed up as a partner by US technology giant Dell as part of a joint strategy to sell internet of things (IoT) solutions to business customers. Using Utilitywise’s infrastructure and specialist industry knowledge as a corporate utility switching consultant, and Dell’s computer hardware and well-known brand, the partnership will focus on selling ‘building automation solutions’ to companies to help cut lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, refrigeration and other utility costs.
Wachter, a Cisco Gold partner, and Davra Networks, a leading Global IOT AEP Software company, today announce a joint partnership to market and sell a Virtual Patient Observation solution with full RTLS functionality. “We are very excited with this partnership and entry into the healthcare Internet of Things market which is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020. Wachter is a superb partner for us as we continue to grow out our Davra IOT Platform.” After some joint wins together the companies have decided to formalize their partnership. At the heart of the solution is Davra Networks IOT AEP Platform.“Davra’s proven experience in telemetry and telematics data management, enterprise networking and video management made the Davra IoT platform the natural choice to build our VPO (Virtual Patient Observation) solution on top of.” – Matt Tyler, Director IOT Wachter.
Asus and Google announced a partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for solutions aimed at the next generation of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) products for smart homes, based on the new Google Brillo IoT operating system and Google Weave communication platform.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whirlpool have entered into a partnership to ensure that you have enough soap and detergent supplies, before they run out. Whirlpool will directly integrate Amazon’s Dash Replenishment System (DRS) into its Smart Kitchen Suite app for Android and iOS, compatible with all its connected appliances. DRS on the app will enable one-click repurchase of frequently used supplies directly from a smartphone.
Presciense, a leader in smart home automation, today announced a joint development partnership with Sercomm Corporation. This technology partnership will accelerate the deployment of Presciense’s smart energy and home management platform for utility companies and service providers – and positions the company for significant growth.”We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Presciense in the smart home automation market,” said James Wang, CEO of Sercomm. “It will allow both companies to optimise product development and support the requirements of telecom operators and utility companies. Presciense’s platform will connect Sercomm smart home products to offer a complete solution. With the growth of IoT, Sercomm is committed to driving new, innovative and integrated smart home solutions.”