smart homes

Smart buildings are made, not born

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 13, 2017 | Buildings

When we think of smart buildings, we often think new. Tall, shiny skyscrapers of steel and glass. Recently constructed homes with open concept living and mid-century modern furniture. Brand new factories pushing out the hottest tech products. And in some ways, it’s true. It’s only logical that the latest technology would be first to appear ...read more


Smart homes and sensors: The CES 2017 innovation awards

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 6, 2017 | Conferences

Those of you unable to make it to CES 2017 might be wondering what trends, must haves, and innovations are on display this week. So I took a floor walk around the Tech West CES Innovation Awards to keep you up to speed with the latest developments in smart home technology. Sleep Number 360 smart ...read more


IoT: keeping the elderly independent at home

Written by Hannah Merry | December 14, 2016 | Blog

The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping society facilitate a major challenge of meeting the needs of an ageing population. The UK will see a massive 23% increase in those aged 65+ between 2010 and 2018. By 2035, numbers of people aged 65+ will rise by just under 7 million – from 11 to 16.9 ...read more


Keeping it clean: IoT enabled chore cheats

Written by Jen Clark | September 29, 2016 | Blog, Home

Personally, I’m a little over-the-top about cleaning. Over-flowing laundry baskets and grimy counters bug the hell out of me and spending time cleaning is a chore. But whether you’re a clean freak or would prefer to avoid the loathsome task altogether, here are a few IoT-enabled cheats to make life a little easier. The smart ...read more


IBM and Whirlpool: an innovative partnership

Written by Jen Clark | August 31, 2016 | Home, Platform

IBM & Whirlpool – designed for innovation In January this year, Whirlpool Corporation announced a collaboration connecting Whirlpool home appliances with IBM Watson Services. We are excited to share a link to the final TV spot on YouTube, which will air during the US Open on Monday, 8/29, on ESPN and ESPN2 and as part ...read more


IoT for the OAP: new technology for an ageing population

Written by Lynne Slowey | May 12, 2016 | Case Study, Health and medicine, Home

I’m only at week five of my career with the IBM Watson IoT team. I am in a perpetual state of fascination, fear, confusion. I’m overwhelmed by what I don’t know, and very excited for everything I am about to learn. Day 19 saw me on a tour of the IBM IoT lab. It’s where ...read more


IoT: A lifeline for the washing line

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 21, 2016 | Environment, Home

Back in 2014 you may have seen reviews of Berg’s Cloudwash prototype. A smart washing machine designed to make laundry a breeze. More recently at CES2016 Glenn Reid introduced us to The Marathon Laundry Machine. Both of these prototypes connect you to your washing machine via a smartphone app. They simplify the settings, tell you ...read more


Eat and drink smart – IoT offers food solutions

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 6, 2016 | Home

We all know that eating the right foods and drinking plenty of water is good for us, and it’s that kind of stat and fact that we’ve recorded for years via various fitness and diet trackers. But thanks to cognitive computing and IoT the world of smart eating and drinking is evolving quicker than you ...read more