The new generation of flexible electronics is unleashing disruptive Internet of Things apps. Here’s Part 3 of three part news analysis looking at the future of wearable flexible electronics for the IoT.
In my last column I began a discussion about ways the IoT (Internet of Things) is shaping the construction industry. In this column I want to dive deeper into a couple of IoT-enabled construction trends. The first is green building. Green building is a bit of an umbrella term that has many meanings for several different things when it comes to the processes of designing and building and then operating and maintaining structures.
For as long as I have been involved in the technology industry, I’ve also been involved in the construction industry via Connected World’s sister publication, Constructech magazine, www.constructech.com. The construction industry is truly a powerful industry. It is made up of some of the most tenacious and courageous professionals I have ever met. It has been an immense pleasure and challenge to not only report on, but also help direct how the construction industry thinks about, adopts, and implements technology.
The new generation of flexible electronics is unleashing disruptive Internet of Things apps. Here’s Part 2 of three part news analysis looking at the future of printed electronics technology fueled by the IoT.
There is so much happening in transportation and the news transects infrastructure, so we have a lot to talk about how all these events impact your business.
The new generation of flexible electronics is unleashing disruptive Internet of Things apps. Here’s Part 1 of three part news analysis looking at the future of flexible electronics for the IoT.
In the future, using a smartphone to pinpoint a user’s location indoors will be just as commonplace as using a smartphone to pinpoint a user’s location outdoors. What’s more, indoor localization will pave the way for just as many value-added applications as GPS (global positioning system)-enabled apps designed for outdoor navigation have.
You’ve heard it over and over again, our infrastructure is failing. In fact, there are a number of very important topics related to infrastructure and/or construction. President Donald Trump has made it very clear that he intends to focus much of his presidency on improving U.S. infrastructure. Infrastructure is without a doubt one of the most important discussions we could be having right now. And perhaps the bigger question is how do we address America’s crumbling infrastructure? As I see it, the IoT (Internet of Things) is going to be part of the answer.
Soon, one size fits all will be a thing of the past, thanks in large part to the IoT (Internet of Things), which makes personalization possible in myriad contexts.
Every word I have written or spoken about distracted driving this month has stirred a lot of emotion in those that care about this very issue. There is no question the distracted-driving debate is a powerful one. Thus, before we put this year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month behind us, I thought it might be prudent to take a closer look autonomous vehicles.
When it comes to the IoT (Internet of Things), the conversation may start in any number of places, but it always comes back to the data and how it can be used.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month continues all month long and so too does our discussion of getting us all to be more aware of what we are doing when we are behind the wheel. The last column I discussed how this epidemic is killing more than 40,000 people annually. I delved into the latest research and statistics in order to define the problem.
The pressing problem facing retail enterprises today is finding ways to bridge the physical with the digital. How can retailers create a synchronized omnichannel platform, reduce fraud and tighten security, and facilitate bidirectional, realtime interaction with customers? The IoT (Internet of Things) can help retail enterprises accomplish all of this and more, but many retailers still view the IoT as hype.
Distracted driving: what does this topic have to do with the IoT (Internet of Things)? This topic comes up a lot. So for this column, it’s important to explain why distracted-driving discussions need to be explored.
Estimates suggest the number of connected “things” in use worldwide will increase 31% from 2016 to 2017, reaching 8.4 billion this year. Further, total spending on endpoints and IoT (Internet of Things) services could approach $2 trillion. These estimates come from research firm Gartner, www.gartner.com, which further predicts the number of connected things will exceed 20 billion by 2020.