ARCHIVED - Step 4: invest in Energy Efficiency Retrofits Cherry Picking Versus Multiple Measures If leasing, you may be hesitant to conduct retrofits – especially those with longer payback periods. If you own the building, retrofits will not only save energy dollars, but they will also increase its value if you decide to sell your property. Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. The term “Internet of Things” was first documented by a British visionary, Kevin Ashton, in 1999. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid. Early history
The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired Internet. Things. Internet of Things Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. The vast majority of respondents to the 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing agree that the expanding networking of everything and everyone—the growth of the Internet of Things and embedded and wearable devices—will have widespread and beneficial effects by 2025. They say the opportunities and challenges resulting from amplified connectivity will influence nearly everything, nearly everyone, nearly everywhere. We call this a canvassing because it is not a representative, randomized survey. Its findings emerge from an “opt in” invitation to experts who have been identified by researching those who are widely quoted as technology builders and analysts and those who have made insightful predictions to our previous queries about the future of the internet. (For more details, please see the section “About this Canvassing of Experts.”)
IntelligentM Wristband Monitors Hand Hygiene, Vibrates to Provide Staff Alerts When the nurse places her hand under a tagged sanitizer or soap dispenser, the wristband reader interrogates the tag mounted there. Based on that particular tag's ID number, the wristband reader's internal software then determines the hand-washing station's locations and surmises that the user is preparing to wash her hands. The reader vibrates once, reminding the wristband bearer to wash her hands, and indicating that it has read the dispenser's tag. If the band detects that she has stopped washing her hands before the proper amount of predetermined scrubbing time has elapsed, or has not employed the correct hand motion for compliant surface coverage of the sanitizer or soap, the wristband vibrates three pulses, thereby prompting her to wash her hands a second time using the proper procedure. When the nurse meets with a patient and begins a procedure, such as opening an IV package, a tag on that package is read and the system again identifies the action based on the tag's ID number.
Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things The Internet of Things—sensors and actuators connected by networks to computing systems—has received enormous attention over the past five years. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype, attempts to determine exactly how IoT technology can create real economic value. Video Of Bears, Bats, and Bees: Making Sense of the Internet of Things By Scott Jenson - August 1, 2012 The Internet of Things (or IoT) is finally going mainstream. Not only do I read about it frequently online, but I’m now talking about it with clients at frog. Unfortunately, as it has become popular, it has also grown to the point where it can span everything from home Wi-Fi networks to smart cities. Much like the story of the three blind men describing an elephant, the essence of IoT depends on your point of view.
No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking The rise of the machines has begun: Steve Sande’s household fan is now self-aware. Sande, a Colorado-based tech writer, had noticed that his cat, Ruby, was suffering on hot summer days. His house doesn’t have air-conditioning, and he wasn’t always around to turn on the fan. The Internet of Things - Overview The Internet of Things helps enable proactive data access from any connected device The Internet of Things represents an evolution in which objects are capable of interacting with other objects. Hospitals can monitor and regulate pacemakers long distance, factories can automatically address production line issues and hotels can adjust temperature and lighting according to a guest's preferences, to name just a few examples. Furthermore, as the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow exponentially, your organization's ability to send, receive, gather, analyze and respond to events from any connected device increases as well. IBM solutions can help put the Internet of Things to work for you by giving you the ability to: See more downloads for the Internet of Things.
Best Practices Archives 24×7 interviews Dennis Minsent, former B-52 tail gun technician, recently retired director of clinical technology services at Oregon Health & Science University, and now founder of Healthcare Technology Management Solutions LLC. A look at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Patient Care Unit shows how HTM departments can prepare not just for Ebola but for any other highly contagious diseases. Binseng Wang responds to clinical engineering pioneer, Ode Keil, who recently wrote an essay in the Journal of Clinical Engineering wondering whether CE is on life support. William Hyman steps on the Soapbox to explain why new and updated standards are not always better than the ones they replace, and why the HTM community should be involved in the standards development process.
By 2020, the planet will have 24 billion connected devices – Infographic! It’s Infographic time thanks to the team at the GSMA. They’ve completed a study of the wide array of product announcements at CES earlier this month. The study shows that more than half of the devices launched are ‘connected‘ in some way (i.e. 3G/4G/WiFi). This is super news for the wireless marketplace. Growth In The Internet Of Things The Internet Of Things represents a major departure in the history of the Internet, as connections move beyond computing devices, and begin to power billions of everyday devices, from parking meters to home thermostats. Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of connections: 1.9 billion devices today, and 9 billion by 2018. That year, it will be roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers, and PCs combined. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we look at the transition of once-inert objects into sensor-laden intelligent devices that can communicate with the other gadgets in our lives.