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How many #sensors are required to power the Internet of Things? | #protocols

How many #sensors are required to power the Internet of Things? | #protocols | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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How many sensors are required to power the Internet of Things?

According to Davor Sutija, chief executive officer at Thinfilm, about a trillion sensors are required to power the billion connected devices expected to power the Internet of Things. To meet demand for the sensors, the Norway-based maker of organic semiconductors and printed electronics has developed an alternate approach to the Internet of Things.

 

At the heart of Thinfilm’s approach is a tweak to the existing definition of the Internet of Things. This definition, propagated by large corporations such as Cisco and IBM, puts a network at the heart of the technology. It consists of an ecosystem of connected devices with sensors and intelligence built into physical objects. These devices will talk to and monitor each other, regardless of distance or power consumption. “If the Internet of Things is just a massive machine talking to itself, then a billion or so microcontrollers (or computers embedded within consumer devices) is fine,” explains Sutija.

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#Socientize as e-Infrastructure through technology, innovation and creativity I #Science #semantic

#Socientize as e-Infrastructure through technology, innovation and creativity I #Science #semantic | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Citizen science is an innovative concept to involve the general public in scientific processes. One of the best ways to help people understand science is by letting them participate in scientific research and experiments. This is what citizen science tries to achieve.

Citizen science is an innovative concept to involve the general public in scientific processes. One of the best ways to help people understand science is by letting them participate in scientific research and experiments. This is what citizen science tries to achieve.

 

The SOCIENTIZE project will coordinate all agents involved in the citizen science process, setting the basis for this new open science paradigm. The project will promote the usage of science infrastructures composed of dedicated and external resources, including professional and amateur scientists. SOCIENTIZE will set-up a network where infrastructure providers and researchers will recruit volunteers from a general public to perform science at home.

Individual citizens will contribute to scientific studies with their own knowledge and resources participating in an active way. Citizens will be donors by connecting their own computing resources, such us smart phones, desktop computers or other devices to science infrastructure. But, citizens will also be actors when they actively participate in the scientific process, in different phases: from short and easy activities to the inception of new research lines, leading people driven developments or in the development of software components, similar to open-source communities. We propose to open e-science to the people, even considering the knowledge and the time of the citizen scientists as part of the resources that constitute the e-infrastructures, and call this enhanced citizen-based infrastructure “c-infrastructure”.

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