How will IoT and wearables improve our daily lives in the future? To get a glimpse of the current state of the art in both science and industry, I visited UbiComp and ISWC, two A* conferences hosted in Heidelberg. I will hereafter present topics, devices, and applications in the context of ubiquitous computing and wearables demonstrated there to identify areas with high promises for success in the near future and original ways to solve problems, also as inputs to our innovation driven work process. Continue reading
The Particle (formerly Spark) Photon is an easy to use WiFi connected micro-controller with a great web interface for managing the small Photon devices (think Arduino Nano connected to and programmed by the cloud). Code that runs on the device is written in Wiring, just like on Arduino. Particle have an app for provisioning and a rich web interface for developing, deploying, integrating and running the devices. And it’s not Continue reading
Advanced Signal Processing often involves Harmonic Analysis, the decomposition of a signal into frequency components. On embedded systems, this analysis can be quite challenging.
I would like to show you some possible approaches to this problem and highlight their strengths and weaknesses. Continue reading
IoT Hackathon sounds good. IoT Hackathon sponsored by B/S/H sounds even better, but if you put in Relayr, NEST, a lot of Arduinos, Phillips Hue, Tons of Grove sensors and forty motivated hackers that like to play, you get HackTheHouse! A report of the events. Continue reading