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Our world is urban: cities will be smarter, with informatics, open data networks, sensors and services
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The medical Internet of things and the future of health care

The medical Internet of things and the future of health care | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
How will health care be transformed by smart devices, continuous patient monitoring, and tele-medicine?
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Directory: M2M vendors in EMEA | ZDNet

Directory: M2M vendors in EMEA | ZDNet | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
ZDNet's EMEA directory of M2M vendors has market, product and contact information on companies that provide machine-to-machine (M2M) communication products and services.
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Glasgow wins 'smart city' cash

Glasgow wins 'smart city' cash | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A £24m prize to create a city of the future has been won by Glasgow, which will now become a test bed for smart technologies.
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This will mean improved services for Glaswegians, with real-time information about traffic and apps to check buses and trains schedules.

 

With the funds, the Glasgow council plans to develop an app for reporting issues such as potholes and missing bin collections, and other services that include linking up the CCTV cameras across the city with its traffic management unit in order to identify traffic incidents faster.

 

It will use analytical software and security cameras to help identify and prevent crime in the city and monitor energy levels to find new ways of providing gas and electricity to poorer areas where fuel poverty is a big issue.

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Forget the Internet of Things: Here Comes the Internet of Cars | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget the Internet of Things: Here Comes the Internet of Cars | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The connected vehicle is leading the automotive industry to its most significant innovation phase since the creation of the automobile itself.
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Good points from Thilo Koslowski (Gartner) -- As our connections to networks and devices evolve, new uses for sensor networks naturally become possible.  The car as a mobile device -- driven by people who consume, create and share digital information.

 

"As these vehicles become increasingly connected, they become self-aware, contextual, and eventually, autonomous." Mobility will run on the technology of sensors, on-board/off-board computing, in-vehicle OS, wireless, machine learning, analytics, speech recognition (et j'en passe...). Koslowski also shows us the user's point of view, interested in safety, maps, car diagnostics, traffic conditions. Smart Cars, Smart Cities, Smart Roads.

 

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Ivan Begtin's curator insight, January 10, 2013 4:36 PM

Open Government? Not smart cars government first

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Cette semaine le Vinvinteur s’intéresse aux Fab Labs, aux hackerspaces et au DIY

Cette semaine le Vinvinteur s’intéresse aux Fab Labs, aux hackerspaces et au DIY | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Au milieu des années 1990,  Neil Gershenfeld, chercheur au sein du MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) a décidé de créer un cours pour ses étudiants appelé: "comment créer n'importe quoi?

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Au milieu des années 1990,  Neil Gershenfeld, chercheur au sein du MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) a décidé de créer un cours pour ses étudiants appelé: « comment créer n’importe quoi? ». C’est ainsi que le Fab Lab est né.

Littéralement « Fabrication Laboratory« , ils ont été créés pour sensibiliser les jeunes à la fabrication numérique. Objectif : piloter des machines-outils pour fabriquer des objets réels conçus à partir d’un ordinateur. Une révolution dans le monde de l’artisanal.

L’idée initiale visait à mettre à disposition, dans un même espace, tout le nécessaire pour mener à bien un projet personnel, depuis le principe technique, jusqu’au prototype. À disposition: du matériel électronique, informatique et des machines-outils allant de la coupeuse à bois à la découpe laser.

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A peek into the future: Augmented reality windshields, biometric sensors

A peek into the future: Augmented reality windshields, biometric sensors | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
If you’re dazzled by all the high-tech innovations found in new cars today—such as Bluetooth, Blind Spot obstacle detection, Active City Safety, Active Cruise Control radar, Collision Warning with full auto brake and pedestrian detection, Attention...
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New e-Health Biometric Sensor Platform for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

New e-Health Biometric Sensor Platform for Arduino and Raspberry Pi | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
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With this open source hardware platform, makers will be able to develop and perfect new products and devices for health.

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No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

In Wired, Clive Thompson talks about how the Internet of Things -- the long-prophesied phenomenon of everyday devices talking to one another—and us—online, has created new behaviors and efficiencies. 

 

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, many Japanese worried that the government wasn’t providing adequate data on areas outside the evacuation zone. So some hackers designed customized Geiger counters that automatically updated radioactivity levels on an online map. Soon there were more than 300 jury-rigged all over the country, so the public could see real-time radiation levels. “It was the largest nongovernmental radiation-monitoring network in Japan,” says Chris “Akiba” Wang, one of the hackers.

 

Cooking Hacks, the open source hardware division of Libelium, designed and manufactured the radiation sensor board for Arduino and sent a number of them to Japan to the Tokyo Hackerspace and other working groups, to help citizens measure radiation levels autonomously. 

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The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America

The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Boyd Cohen weighs in on the top ten North American Smart Cities."Some cities are adding high-tech infrastructure. Some are implementing revolutionary sustainability plans. Others are fostering innovative business and science developments. But which city combines these qualities and others to be the smartest city?"

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The Top 10 Smartest European Cities

The Top 10 Smartest European Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

In Fast Company's Co.Exist, Boyd Cohen submits two sets of smart city rankings, based on a holistic model of smart cities around the globe. Here is the European top 10 (the North American top 10 ranking will be published in December 2012).

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Libelium Ensures Maximum Security for Smart Cities Sensor Data

New Encryption Libraries for Waspmote Platform Protect Sensitive Data Gathered by Sensor Networks...
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Enjoying the internet of things? Thank your smartphone.

Enjoying the internet of things? Thank your smartphone. | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

We've been talking about connected homes and the internet of things for at least a decade, but why is there so much suddenly happening in the connected device space? Stacey Higgenbotham thinks its down to smartphones (and critical mass).

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Future Cities Report - The 10 Smartest Cities in Asia/Pacific | Future Cities

Future Cities Report - The 10 Smartest Cities in Asia/Pacific | Future Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

A comprehensive look at the top 10 cities in Asia/Pacific -- comparison according to Smart Cities criteria laid out by Boyd Cohen.

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Cluster #IoT - CITC's curator insight, February 6, 2013 8:40 AM

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The phrase "smart cities" has only emerged in the past few years, yet conferences, companies, citizens, and cities around the globe have become enamored with the concept. After all, who wants to live in a dumb city?

Still, the field has yet to reach consensus on a definition for "smart cities," let alone on how to compare one city to another in the same country, or around the globe.

 

As a researcher and consultant, I have been working on two primary initiatives to resolve these issues. The first, as reported here in December, was the development of the Smart Cities Wheel, a holistic tool for developing and implementing smart cities strategies: .......

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M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide | ZDNet

M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide | ZDNet | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will consist primarily of machines talking to one another, with computer-connected humans observing, analysing and acting upon the resulting 'big data' explosion. Here's how the next internet revolution is shaping up.
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The Next Evolution of the Internet - IEEE - The Institute

The Next Evolution of the Internet - IEEE - The Institute | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things means everything will be connnected
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IEEE takes up the IoT mantle and talks about the importance of interoperability -- essential for building an ecosystem -- and cites a movement of global collaboration underway among companies, universities and industry. And of course, IEEE is in the business of standards, bringing forward the process of creating partnerships and consensus.

 

“The pervasive connectivity and distributed intelligence of the IoT will play increasingly important roles in our daily lives,” says Logvinov, IEEE Senior Member. “And standards are key to the IoT’s success.”


“Standardizing on a common architecture will help ensure interoperability, compatibility, and reliability, enabling the IoT to truly become a change agent for continued technology advancement,” says Mary Lynne Nielsen, director of corporate programs for IEEE-SA.

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Smart Roads

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Bridges, roads, safety, traffic, noise, air pollution -- wireless sensor devices are adapted to smart roads applications and smart cities deployments. 

Libelium talks about the billion dollar opportunity that Smart Roads presents in the era of IoT.

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Call for Artists/Architects/Designers: SMART Cities & HYBRID Identities . Venice | ArtExpo Official Site

Call for Artists/Architects/Designers: SMART Cities & HYBRID Identities . Venice | ArtExpo Official Site | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
RT @lucacurci_com: Call for Artists/Show your talent in Venice!!! January 25, 2013!!! http://t.co/oYipOM1T http://t.co/UfBmb0RT @itsliquid @artexpogroup
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The artistic side of Smart Cities to start off the New Year. Performance artists and magnificent venue to caper around in. 

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Earsc: Sensors & Systems: Ten Predictions for 2013

Sensors & Systems spent some time reflecting on emerging stories and growing trends to come…

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On the list of predictions for 2013 are technology advancements, policy initiatives and the continued evolution of model-based design.

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Making Smarter Cities

Making Smarter Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Can a new generation of city planning reduce the carbon footprint of urban migration?
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Excellent question.

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke of IDC talks about drives Smart Cities initiatives-- global issues, such as climate change, resource consumption, economic revitalization.

A blog post details the IDC research: https://idc-insights-community.com/government/smart_government/realityversushypeinsmartcitiesdevelopmentinwestern?goback=%2Egde_1935066_member_196022224

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Home - 2012 Internet of Things Awards

Home - 2012 Internet of Things Awards | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

The 2012 Internet of Things Awards is presented by Postscapes. Vote on this year's best #IoT projects -- including Smart City Applications and Open Source Projects.

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Are some cities smarter? - Forbes

Are some cities smarter? - Forbes | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Cities are a lot like brains, says evolutionary cognitive scientist Mark Changizi, who means it in a sense stronger than mere metaphor. In this first of a series of “city-brains” pieces, Changizi discusses some of the false signs of a smart city.
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The future of the internet is intelligent machines

The future of the internet is intelligent machines | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Thanks to the internet, almost anything consumers might want is just a click away. But for businesses, the gains have been much less dramatic. That is about to change, with the arrival of the Imdustrial Internet. x Jeff Immelt of GE -- in GigaOm.

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Shocker: GE sees huge upside for internet of industrial things - GigaOM

Shocker: GE sees huge upside for internet of industrial things - GigaOM | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

GigaOM - Shocker: GE sees huge upside for internet of industrial things - by Barb Darrow of GigaOM.

 

The industrial internet is the manufacturing giant's take on the “internet of things” in which myriad devices — from smartphones to sensors in everything from wrist bands to sensors in everything from wrist bands to traffic cameras — communicate with each other without requiring human intervention.

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ARM CEO Warren East on Connecting the Unconnected - Fast Company

ARM CEO Warren East on Connecting the Unconnected - Fast Company | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

ARM CEO Warren East on Connecting the Unconnected -- Fast Company - "For me, one of the most interesting things about 2012 was seeing the Internet of Things emerge from the Internet of Silos--..."

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