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S May 2011 Trend Briefing covering THE F-FACTOR

S May 2011 Trend Briefing covering THE F-FACTOR
The INTERNET OF CARING THINGS means connected objects that serve consumers' most important needs: physical and mental wellbeing, safety, security, oversight of loved ones, and more. You're probably already familiar with the innovations that have blazed an early CARING trail. The Nest smart thermostat*, NIKE fuelband and Fitbit, for example. But now, as consumer demand and technological capacity converge, the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS will evolve in exciting new directions. Check out the examples below – divided into five categories of CARING – for a glimpse of these... * Indeed, just after we first wrote about the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS in December 2013, Google placed a USD 3.2 billion bet on it with their purchase of Nest Labs.

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