Product lifecycle re-imagined with IoT

Written by Wired Brand Lab | December 4, 2017 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Product life cycles used to be straightforward—manufacturers designed, built, and serviced. Now, with the IoT and software-enabled devices, the cycles have accelerated and even reversed themselves. The stakes are high, and it can be hard to know where to start. Almost every high-performing piece of equipment—from dishwashers to factory robots—has baked-in intelligence. Sensor-packed devices constantly relaying ...read more


Digital Twin: Bridging the physical-digital divide

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin

It’s impressive enough just to consider a few of the technologies coming together in next-generation autonomous vehicles—visual radar and image recognition, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, IoT sensor capabilities, and the layers of software that will orchestrate the gradual process of taking our hands off the wheel. Industry estimates predict we’ll see more than 10 million such vehicles ...read more


People are the point of IoT

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

New cognitive environments—not just buildings—will serve our needs in unprecedented ways. What’s in it for me? As waves of new technologies—and in particular, those emerging from the Internet of Things—wash over us and enter our lives, it’s a fair question. The IoT will serve all of us The advent of cognitive computing suggests that there ...read more


Creating a building’s ‘digital twin’

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

Buildings have long functioned a bit like our bodies. Plumbing circulates through the building walls, wires innervate every room while concrete and I-beams underpin the whole frame. But until recently these indispensable bedrocks of the modern world have lacked the most critical body part—a brain. Without one, humans have had to manage the lights, power ...read more


Designing buildings that learn

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

Our buildings are snapshots of our ideas and culture, physical representations frozen in place and time. The Empire State Building, the Roman Forum or even the Los Angeles Forum, were designed and built to serve a purpose, a population or a team of the moment. But things change. Economies shift and empires fall—yet our buildings ...read more


This is my building’s final offer

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

One day in the not-too-distant future, when a building manager and tenant sit down to haggle over the terms of a new lease, the building itself—not the manager—will hold most of the cards in the negotiation. The manager may have an idea about how much a tenant uses a building’s facilities. The tenant will have ...read more


One day, you’ll remember when your house didn’t know you so well

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

An odd pattern reoccurs with new technologies that creep into our lives: We forget we ever managed without them. Think about life before Google, or before that smartphone found a permanent place in your pocket, or you welcomed a digital assistant into your house. We adopt, adapt, then forget—and that’s a good thing. If escalators, ...read more


The retail future isn’t about products—It’s about possibilities

Written by Wired Brand Lab and | November 1, 2017 | Retail

If you want to buy a bike today, chances are you research parts online, ask your cyclist friends for tips and visit multiple shops to try out frames. Imagine walking into a next-gen retail bike shop with nothing more than your data—from your fitness tracker, health apps, GPS, body scan, purchase history—and the cyclist guru ...read more


Manufacturing is about to cross the physical-digital divide

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

If you’re curious about what the future of manufacturing holds for years to come, you won’t necessarily find it by touring an assembly line or a cutting-edge chip fab. Nor would you appreciate its potential by sitting down in a new car or powering up an Intel-powered laptop. It’s not really so much about the ...read more


IoT in electronics is revolutionizing the way we live and work

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Electronics, Platform

We tend to think of fitness bands and the refrigerator as separate electronics. They have vastly different costs, functions, and purposes. One’s the size of a bracelet, the other’s the size of, well, a fridge. One tracks steps and heart rate while the other keeps your food dry and cool. The only quality they share ...read more


Smarter circuitry instills intelligence and the Internet of Things into business and products

Written by Wired Brand Lab and | November 1, 2017 | Electronics

Modern electronics are omnipresent. Sometimes they’re front and center—like when we gawk over the breathtaking colors of a new Ultra HDTV. But more and more, they’re cleverly positioned behind the scenes—like when a smart thermostat turns down the heat after it determines that no one’s at home, or when sensors on an airplane wing identify ...read more


Autonomous vehicles – Watson IoT helps pave an industry revolution

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Automotive

Even the largest and most forward-looking auto manufacturers today were built around the economics of the 20th century, not the 21st. They followed the codes of Detroit and Tokyo more than those of Silicon Valley. But everyone knew disruption was coming—it was just a matter of when. So when companies like Google, Uber and Tesla ...read more