Connected products are changing the way we live, work and play. The Internet of Things presents magnificent possibilities to rethink products, compete in new markets and create extraordinary customer experiences. Our starting point in developing smart products is exploring and understanding the potential for innovation that the idea has, and how the data it generates can be transformed into value to the user and a competitive advantage for the manufacturer.
The connected nature of a smart product means that we must develop all aspects of the product system too. From the sensor technologies and electronics through to the algorithms, APIs, cloud data processing services, and software that make it possible to use and analyse the data, integrate third-party data, automate functions and personalise products.
We work with both established wireless technologies such as WiFi, 2/3/4G and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), and new open wireless protocols like LoRa, ZigBee and Thread that connect smart devices in a decentralized mesh network. Then there are ultra-narrowband technologies like SIGFOX, which is developing a global cellular Internet of Things network.
These new technologies are expanding the possibilities for the Internet of Things every day. They are low-power and are making it possible to create low-cost city-wide, country-wide or global networks of ‘things’.
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It was great to attend the Wareable Tech Awards last night, up in shiny Shoreditch. Mano and Muchaneta from FashNerd were in fine spirit, despite trotting in from across the planet for the show. It was a joy, but not a surprise, when Hadeel Ayoub was crowned the “Saves the Day Project of the Year” award winner on the night, ...
Take Your Prototype To The Next Level With WEAR SustainOctober 18, 2017
Wearable technologies Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation (WEAR Sustain) is a European Commission funded (yay! for Europe!), 2 year, €3m Horizon 2020 project, which aims to connect people from art, design and creative industries with technology and engineering professionals. The aim? To develop sustainable and ethical wearable and e-textile products, utilising the breathtaking opportunities Wearables and IoT presents to ...
The Dawn of Wireless ChargingSeptember 20, 2017
Ok - so the heart rate has gone down again, life can slowly get back to normal. Apple have finally released the product we all already knew about. One upgrade to the flagship phones is wireless charging. If we are being technically correct, consumer grade wireless charging solutions have been kicking around for at least a decade. The basic technology ...