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Smart buildings are made, not born
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 ...
Smart homes and sensors: The CES 2017 innovation awards
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...
IoT: keeping the elderly independent at home
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 ...
Keeping it clean: IoT enabled chore cheats
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 ...
IBM and Whirlpool: an innovative partnership
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...
IoT for the OAP: new technology for an ageing population
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 ...
IoT: A lifeline for the washing line
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...
Eat and drink smart – IoT offers food solutions
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 ...
8 sensors to help you create a smart home
Smart homes and sensors: The CES 2017 innovation...
Population increase and the smart city
Connected homes: are we there yet?