As with many devices we are used to nowadays, wearables are becoming a big part of our lifestyle. Let's take a look at the challenges as well as the endless opportunities this technology brings into our socio-economic life.
European Commission brings its central building – Berlaymont - to the Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC16). The EC pavilion designed by Open Platform for Architecture will take a shape of the Brussels headquarters and seeks to highlight European Commission's role as the bridge between EU countries and people.
Citizens are the driving force for Smart Cities deployment. Internet of Things is just a catalyst to enable the creation of new and better services and more efficient usage of resources in the city.
We need rigorous impact assessment methodologies, involving multidisciplinary teams (sociologists, gerontologists, health economics experts, etc.), to assess the benefits of smart living environments for ageing well based on the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) Policy Working Group makes cross-cutting policy recommendations for both the supply and demand side of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Our AIOTI Working Group is developing and adopting global key standards to ensure effectiveness and interoperability, support economies of scale, enable data sharing and offer innovative new services.
A new European standard for smart appliances called SAREF has been launched in a record time: less than a year! This standard has been developed by the European Commission in close cooperation with industry and ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.
Europe is undoubtedly the cradle of some of the most active Small & Medium Businesses (SMEs) in the world. Knowing well that SMEs are the backbone of the EU Economy, Internet of Things (IoT) heavily relies on their ability to invent, test and deploy IoT technologies. This is why SMEs are an essential pillar for the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) in order to create a dynamic European Internet of Things ecosystem.
Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things, the next digital revolution after mobile Internet. From smart watches to connected farms, from connected cars to smart homes to smart cities, the IoT is about connecting everything and everyone to the Internet; It therefore, means new markets, new business models, more efficiency, better management of our environmental resources and innovative possibilities for users.
Communications networks will play an even more important role in our economies as the number of objects connected to the internet increases. Here some rather technical thoughts that came to my mind when reflecting about numbering and addressing issues.
How to build a tiny intelligent camera that can be placed anywhere and see for us? Eyes of Things (EoT) is developing a platform for embedded computer vision that will allow innovative products and services.
Almost a week ago I attended the Internet of Things (IoT) week in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a very interesting gathering of experts, innovators and business developers.