connected homes

The IoT and smart home security systems that revolutionised 2016

Written by Sophie Cullinane | December 1, 2016 | Home

IoT has had a significant impact on home security in 2016 more than ever. According to Google Trends, at it’s peak, over 75% more people searched for ‘smart home’ in 2016 than comparatively in 2015 worldwide. IoT for home innovation and security allows people to control their locks, lights, radios, heating and camera security all ...read more


Innovation begins at home: A connected home is a safer home

Written by Kevin Larsen | November 30, 2016 | Home

How to monitor your home environment from anywhere using Texas Instruments LaunchPad and Watson IoT Platform While it’s true that “home is where the heart is,” it’s also where the risk is for many people. There are numerous sources in the home which can negatively impact a homeowner’s safety or financial well-being. For example, a ...read more


Innovation begins at home with the Internet of Caring Things

Written by Karen Lewis | November 28, 2016 | Charity and development

Ambient Assisted Living: Passive monitoring of elderly and vulnerable people in their homes The average life expectancy at birth now exceeds 83 years in Japan, 81 in several other countries, and in East Asia, now exceeds 74 years. Advances in science and medicine mean we are living longer, healthier lives. It also means that there ...read more


Why it’s GAME ON for Watson Dev Con

Written by Anne Ahola Ward | November 9, 2016 | Conferences

If World of Watson (WoW) left you feeling inspired, Watson Dev Con will fill your heart with sheer nerd joy. There is no denying that the Internet of Things (IoT) entry point is exciting, but where we’re going next is even better. Instead of merely having a conversation with Pepper, a robot who can instantly ...read more


The anatomy of an IoT solution: Oil, data and the humble washing machine

Written by Dave Locke and Karen Lewis | October 17, 2016 | Home

A lot of people think about data as the new gold, but a better analogy is data is the new oil. When oil comes out of the ground it is raw, it has intrinsic value but until that oil is refined into petrol and diesel, its true value is not gained. Data from sensors is ...read more