The Internet of Things is set to impact many aspects of our daily lives, and it seems parenting is one area that could benefit…
For modern-day parents, rescue is arriving in the form of the internet of things (IoT), which is bringing useful solutions to the daily work of raising a child. From smart baby monitors to health tracking devices and in-home digital assistants that can field questions and conduct online research while both of your hands are busy changing a diaper, IoT is already reinventing how parents juggle their responsibilities.
Rather than attempting to predict the trends in IoT for 2017, Scott Nelson at CIO looks back at 2016 to see what we’ve learned from events in the last year…
Looking back at events and developments in the Internet of Things in 2016 we find 10 “giant steps” forward in the development of the ecosystem and business experience using the IoT to create value. We have new insights from the mistakes of some and new opportunities revealed by the actions of others.
Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales – the Guardian explores how IoT could offer new ways to help sufferers live independently for longer.
Smart bottles that dispense the correct dose of medication at the correct time, digital assistants, and chairs that know how long you’ve sat in them are among the devices set to change the face of care for those living with dementia.
Launching this autumn, Howz is a way in which families can keep up to date with the wellbeing of elderly relatives. The technology will inform you if something isn’t quite right and provide you with insights to help address the situation. The Guardian gives their opinion…
We are a generation struggling to look after elderly relatives. Maybe technology can ease the load
As the Internet of Things continues to find application in the healthcare industry, the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has just won funding to explore the possible application of IoT technologies in treating dementia.
With a growing elderly population likely to experience long-term physical and mental health conditions, innovative new technologies such as those we are trialling through the Internet of Things project will help more people to receive the support they need to live well in their own homes.
Vodafone has developed a suite of Internet of Things proof-of-concept connected ‘Smart Summer’ holiday wearables to help protect against damaging UV, keep your children safe on the beach and locate lost luggage. The suite explores the possibilities of using Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), which enables the communication of data to hard-to-reach places using existing mobile networks. The smart collection includes connected swimwear, children’s sun hats and suitcases with embedded tracking technology.
The connected swimsuit includes hidden UV sensors that detect harmful rays, and alert the user through a smartphone app when it’s safe to come out of the shade.
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