Even with the inclusion of autonomous vehicles and Tesla, smart homes are still the area that has cemented the concept and the potential of the IoT most fully for the general public. There’s much more to talk about than fridges that tell you when your milk’s going to go off and light bulbs that change colour, too. (Although both of those things are still pretty cool).
One of the only areas of the wearable technology market that has matured to the point where its advocate base is wider than just early adopters, is fitness trackers. Sure, recently we’ve seen Nike release real-life versions of the clothing tech from Back to the Future 2 but coupled with a prohibitively high price tag for most, these are unlikely to go much beyond shares and likes across social media for the few days after the story breaks. But as more tech companies realise the potential of wearable devices and more fashion brands warm to the idea of smart clothing, we’ll see two huge industries that will try – and often combine – to make wearables more than just a sought-after christmas gift for 2016/2017.
Philips Lighting, global leader in Lighting, and Atletico Madrid announced today an agreement to supply the lighting of the club’s new stadium. Philips Lighting becomes Atletico Madrid’s official lighting partner for the next four seasons where the new stadium will be the first in the world to benefit from Philips ArenaExperience.
OMRON Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, President: Katsuhiro Wada), a subsidiary of OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645) has announced a prototype non- contact pulse sensor that can measure heart rates with high accuracy inside vehicles, where measurements are difficult to perform.
In a collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) has started the world’s first major research program on autonomous floating vessels in metropolitan areas. Roboat will be conducted by researchers from MIT, Delft University of Technology (TUD) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR). The five-year program has a budget of €25 million and is set in Amsterdam.