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. Manifesto for the Experience of Things. Fork and contribute on @github. #UX for #iot About the Manifesto for the Experience of Things The Internet of Things is the convergence of many technologies. Technologies change our lives when the experience of them fits. This Manifesto learns from the best physical and digital product design to inform good design in the coming generation of connected products. While this is informed by the many IoT standards and platforms, this is not a technical document.
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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.
How to design for the Internet of Things Last year, the Internet of Things was everywhere: more startups, services and platforms launching and coming out of beta. Last month, CES was awash with connected-this and smart-that and while much of this is in the early-adopter stage, what's remarkable is that the price and size are making possible futuristic products which were unimaginable a few years ago. The 'Internet of Things' is undoubtedly a buzzword but if you speak to anyone who's been working with this technology for a while, they'll tell you that the underlying technology isn't at all new. The ability to connect remote things and interact with them has been around for years, but it's the confluence of cheapness and smallness in five technology areas that is bringing this to consumers. Those five are: connectivity, sensors, actuators, processors and power.
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 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.
M2M and the Internet of Things: A guide In its initial phase, all of the internet's IP addresses were assigned to computers of one sort or another. Some of these were servers, and a growing number were clients that mostly consumed (but could sometimes modify) content on those servers. As the internet — and in due course the worldwide web — developed, more kinds of (increasingly mobile) computing devices became connected, and web servers delivered ever richer content with which they could interact. Although this first internet/web revolution changed the world profoundly, the next disruptive development, in which the majority of internet traffic will be generated by 'things' rather than by human-operated computers, has the potential to change it even more.
Lighting & Control content from Electrical Construction State energy codes in the United States, which must be at least as stringent as the ASHRAE/IES 90.1-1999 standard, require automatic shutoff of lighting in commercial buildings greater than 5,000 square feet in size, with few exceptions. Scheduling devices, such as intelligent control panels or occupancy sensors, can accomplish this task. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, energy savings from using such devices can range from 40% to 46% in classrooms, 13% to 50% in private offices, 30% to 90% in restrooms, 22% to 65% in conference rooms, 30% to 80% in corridors, and 45% to 80% in storage areas.
10 Hot Internet of Things Startups Page 5 of 10 5. Humavox Lighting: what have we done, and what were the energy savings? It is estimated that there is 4.78MW of artificial lighting installed across the University’s main estate. If used for a period of 10 hours every day this would consume around 17.4GWh of electricity. This usage equates to the average electricity consumed by over 5,200 households or, similarly, would meet the domestic electricity needs of more than 10% of the population of the city of Cambridge. We are implementing and trialing a number of energy-saving lighting technologies, including both more efficient lamps and fittings and enhanced lighting control systems: University-wide roll out of wireless occupancy sensorsLighting replacement programme: replacing traditional light bulbs with low voltage LED lampsLED lighting trials in plant growth facilities (top image). University-wide roll out of wireless occupancy sensors
SmartThings' Alex Hawkinson: 'We're Debugging How Your House Responds To You' ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future. Alex Hawkinson just wanted some peace of mind. But when he went looking for a simple, affordable way to monitor his family's house when he wasn't around, all he found was frustration. So instead of throwing up his hands, Hawkinson built his own. Two years ago, his startup, SmartThings, took to Kickstarter with plans for a connected home hub and sensors. The goal was $250,000; it raised $1.2 million dollars.