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The New IoT Math: 1 + 1 + 3 — Jawbone UP24 now controls Nest thermostat

A chance conversation about the IoT the other day turned me on to this elegant proof-of-concept that what I call “Smart Aging” to help seniors be healthier and avoid institutionalization is possible: my Jawbone UP bracelet could now control my Nest thermostat (if I had one: with three heating zones in my house, I’m gonna wait […]

Apple iWatch: could they really make wearables acceptable to mass market?

The WSJ had a piece this week speculating on the rumored Apple iWatch (Disclaimer: I work part-time in an Apple Store. In that capacity I don’t know anything you don’t know — including whether the iWatch will actually ever happen! My sources for this blog are limited to publicly-available ones.).
The Journal notes that none of […]

Apple HealthKit — Will It Bring About Patient-Doctor Paradigm Shift?

This is a companion piece to my last post, about the HomeKit Apple unveiled last week at the WWDC — complete with the same disclaimer: Having to send huge amounts of money to Loyola of Maryland for the next three years (I feel like I’m in the Weimar Republic and must carry tons of money to […]

Human energy for the Internet of Things

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a cheap Scot (living in waste-not, want-not New England, to boot!), so I hate to waste anything.
That’s why I was so excited to read about this Columbia U research project on harvesting human energy (MIT, among other institutions, has also been researching this subject for years), especially as a way to power […]

New #IoT Health Paradigm: Partnership Between Doctor and Patient

With all the Internet of Things emphasis on making “dumb” things “smart,” we shouldn’t ignore how it will make all of us smarter as well.
Nowhere will that be as important as in healthcare, where I believe it will produce a dramatic paradigm shift in which patients will become empowered and will be full partners in […]

Get your vote in for best IoT products of 2013!

(sorry: WordPress and I didn’t agree on the formatting for this entry, and WordPress wins!)
Postscapes‘ annual Best of the IoT contest wraps up on the 30th, so don’t miss your chance to vote for last year’s best IoT products!  You owe it to yourself to check out all the nominees: it will give a good […]

CK Kerley brings pizzazz to IoT marketing!

I’ve been away, really celebrating the holidays with my family and working on revisions to my e-book on managing the IoT for mainstream companies.  What better way to return than with a new publication that really gives some oomph to marketing the IoT?
I met CK Kerley when she made some nice comments about my SmartStuff […]

#IoT Award winner: Rest Devices Infant Monitor smart onsie can avoid SIDS

As a father whose infant son came home from the hospital with oxygen and a heart monitor because he’d occasionally forget to breathe (Thanks for your concern: that crisis is ended. Now our big worry is how to pay for his freshman year of college next fall….) I was most excited by the winner of […]

Liveblogging from Internet of Things Global Summit

Critical Infrastructure and IoT
Robert Metzger, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell 

a variety of constraints to direct government involvement in IoT
regulators: doesn’t trust private sector to do enough, but regulation tends to be prescriptive.
NIST can play critical role: standards and best practices, esp. on privacy and security.
Comparatively, any company knows more about potential and liabilities of IoT than […]