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How wirelessly connecting objects to the Internet can help organisations anticipate change.
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Analysis: M2M -- huge, diverse and complex. But where is the money?

The 'Internet of things' may feature billions of connections -- but finding the real business opportunities may be a challenge.
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Health Internet of Things | Quantified Self

Health Internet of Things | Quantified Self | Web of Things | Scoop.it
We want our health to become a number. That is one of the reasons why we seem to be at the beginning of a real Cambrian Explosion of ‘Health Internet Things’ and tracking gadgets. Everything in our bathroom or pharmacy will soon have a display and a WUSB
or Bluetooth connection because all of these displays will want to connect, thereby producing a real-time, ever-changing picture of our ambient health.
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Jawbone Takes on Health Market With New Sensor Wristband

Jawbone Takes on Health Market With New Sensor Wristband | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Designer consumer electronics company Jawbone announced this week a new product called UP, a wristband built using vibration and motion sensors. UP will track data about your eating, sleeping and activity patterns.

Health is one of the big emerging markets for the Internet of Things (IoT -- when everyday things are connected to the Internet). While it may be a stretch to call people 'things,' there is a lot of benefit to be had in connecting the human body to the Web. Sensors, tiny computer chips that connect to the Internet, are the driver for much of the innovation happening around IoT.
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Cisco Reminds Us Once Again How Big the Internet Is, and How Big It’s Getting

Cisco Reminds Us Once Again How Big the Internet Is, and How Big It’s Getting | Web of Things | Scoop.it
As of 2008, there were more devices connected to the Internet than there were people on the planet. And there are soon going to be a lot more. How many? (visit source to see the infographic.)
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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things | Web of Things | Scoop.it
n a full-on Internet of Things world, companies will be able to keep a meticulous eye on stock levels, while dozens, then hundreds, of our everyday objects will also be equipped with chips of minuscule cost that connect them permanently to the web. Theoretically, the Internet of Things could allow 50 to 100 trillion objects to be tracked worldwide. With every human being calculated to own 1,000 to 5,000 objects, lost socks, passports, wallets, keys, even pets, as well as stolen property, could become a thing of the past.
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100 Thinkers tracking the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things continues to expand its reach with many platforms becoming more mature and products and services making it into the wild. We have compiled a list of 100 people* influencing the topic on a daily basis whether through their evangelizing, standardizing or through their own companies. Are they in your online rolodex yet?
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Printable antennas suck electricity out of thin air

Printable antennas suck electricity out of thin air | Web of Things | Scoop.it
What these power harvesters are good for is running networks of completely wireless sensors, since you can just stick them anywhere without having to worry about electrical connections, batteries, or even solar power. The few milliwats of electricity that they can generate consistently is easily enough to take temperature measurements, for example, and using capacitors they can even store up enough power for a brief wireless transmission to get the data back to you.
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Predicting future technology: ask the children, study urges

Predicting future technology: ask the children, study urges | Web of Things | Scoop.it
The rise of multi-millionaire innovators in their teens and early 20s may be the stuff of legends, but these folks may be old-timers when it comes to anticipating what lies ahead in the digital economy. Generation Dora may be able to tell us even more what’s around the corner for technology, from new search capabilities, to applications for robots and other cutting-edge innovations. Already, youngsters see no difference between virtual and face-to-face interactions.
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Put a chip in it: A glimpse at the age of smart everything

Put a chip in it: A glimpse at the age of smart everything | Web of Things | Scoop.it
From active suspensions to simplified home automation and computer-augmented humans, Freescale’s Technology Forum highlighted how shrinking processors could radically shift...
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TechMan: Your dumb house may soon become a smart house

In the future when Ma Kettle yells, "I told you to lock the kitchen door and turn off the coffee pot," Pa can give his usual, "I was just getting around to that, Ma."

Then he can pull out his smartphone and do it without ever getting up from the rocking chair.
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A Live Map of the London Underground and the Web of Things

A Live Map of the London Underground and the Web of Things | Web of Things | Scoop.it
A guy named Matthew Somerville has created a Google maps mash-up that uses public data from the London government to show the real-time locations of trains in the London Underground system. If you're not in London, this won't be of much practical use, but, as the folks at ReadWriteWeb note, it's still an exciting (if somewhat rough) example of where the internet is going:

As with many real-time technologies, the map shows a very real future for the merging of the real-time Web with the Internet of Things. Soon enough, the objects we interact with on a daily basis - whether trains, planes or our refrigerators - will interact back with us, in real-time.

Now, you may not feel you need a closer relationship with your fridge, but wouldn't it be useful if you could check its contents from your phone, or get an alert when the milk was about to expire?
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NewsMaker - Brisbane community weather monitor plugs into the Internet of Things

David McCullough has connected up into Pachube’s public platform, to share, store and visualise weather sensor data, using the Opengear ACM5000 smart device server
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New Printable Antenna Can Harvest Ambient Energy To Power Small Electronics

New Printable Antenna Can Harvest Ambient Energy To Power Small Electronics | Web of Things | Scoop.it
A new ultra-wideband antenna printed on paper or plastic can harvest ambient energy, enabling wireless sensors to tap into electromagnetic currents in the air around them. The device captures energy from a wide spectrum of frequencies, converts it to direct current, and stores it in capacitors or batteries.
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SeeMoto - Wireless Sensor Network

SeeMoto provides you and your customers and partners 24/7 on-line access to real-time and history data of your assets SeeMoto is combination of novel wireles...
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'Talking' cars to reduce pile-ups

'Talking' cars to reduce pile-ups | Web of Things | Scoop.it
'Talking' cars that warn each other about accidents on the road ahead are about to be tested in LA, say researchers.

The ultimate aim is to connect all cars on the road through wi-fi - either by installing a wi-fi-enabled sensor into a car, or by downloading software on to a smartphone.
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Finnish Railroad Streamlines Operations

Finnish Railroad Streamlines Operations | Web of Things | Scoop.it
VR Group is using EPC Gen 2 RFID technology to track 10,000 freight wagons, locomotives and passenger cars, helping the company to manage rail cars and work processes within its rail yards.
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Book review – Internet of Things – Global Technological and Societal Trends Smart Environments and Spaces to Green

Book review – Internet of Things – Global Technological and Societal Trends Smart Environments and Spaces to Green | Web of Things | Scoop.it
This book is an excellent reference book and its core strength lies in providing a ‘on ramp’ for IOT and in multiple perspectives. IOT is complex and will develop differently in various geographies (for example China and EU). Each topic can be explored in detail but its nice to have a quick starting point for sectors(anyone who has seen IOT FP7 projects will agree that there is often too much documentation – rather than too little!)
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Body-centric wireless

Body-centric wireless | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Future communication systems will be worn on clothing rather than held in the hand as smart phones are nowadays, and will be made possible due to cutting-edge advancements in wearable electronics. Dr Paul, from the Centre for Communications Research (CCR), specialises in the design of antennas that can be integrated into textiles through electromagnetic numerical simulation. Applications range from smart clothing for sportswear, to soldiers’ and emergency workers’ outfits, and to monitoring devices for healthcare and telemedicine
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Drawing Power From Electromagnetic Fog

Powering remote sensors, which are seen as the key to the future “Internet of Things”, is a problem. Given that sensors may well be embedded, long-life power sources are essential; you don’t want to be changing AA batteries every few months on the predicted 50 billion devices that will be connected to the net.

Now U.S. researchers have devised a way of tapping into the energy found in the fog of electromagnetic energy that envelops us all; a fog caused by radio and TV signals, mobile phone transmissions, even domestic WiFi. The researchers have already successfully operated a temperature sensor, according to reports by PhysOrg.
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TempTrip Wants to Make Temperature-Tracking as Easy as Netflix

TempTrip Wants to Make Temperature-Tracking as Easy as Netflix | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Globally, food waste is a major economic and environmental problem. A 2009 study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that up to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted due to a number of factors, including exposure to unsafe temperatures as the food travels from farms to stores or restaurants. This leads to billions of dollars in annual losses for producers and retailers alike.




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It's a smart world

It's a smart world | Web of Things | Scoop.it
The convergence of the physical and the real will make the world a more efficient place and create all kinds of new services...
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Smart System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Smart System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Smart Systems also considerably contribute to the development of the future Internet of Things, in that they provide smart functionality to everyday objects, e.g. to industrial goods in the supply chain, or to food products in the food supply chain. With the help of active RFID technology, wireless sensors, real-time sense and response capability, energy efficiency, as well as networking functionality, objects will become smart objects. In the vision of the Internet of Things these smart objects could support elderly and disabled people. The close tracking and monitoring of food products could improve food supply and food quality. Smart industrial goods could store information about their origin, destination, components and use. And waste disposal could become a truly efficient individual recycling process.
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Web of Things - Connecting People and Objects on the Web

Talk at SXSW 2010, Austin, Texas on our current research in the Web of Things, with a focus on how to interact with Things using Javascript...
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Getting Started with the Internet of Things Book | Web of Things

Getting Started with the Internet of Things Book | Web of Things | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination.
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