IoT Thames Valley Meetup 13 February

The next Internet of Things (IoT) Thames Valley Meetup is on 13th February 2019. The Meetup is free to attend and you can register/RSVP  here:

IoT Thames Valley Meetup #24

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019, 6:00 PM

Green Park Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, RG2 6GP Reading, GB

62 Members Attending

Agenda: 6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors 6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves 6.50 “Digital Buildings & IoT”, Adam Armer, Head of Digital Buildings, Vodafone Global Enterprise 7.05 “The World Bee Project – World’s first AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global honey bee populations” Andy Clark, UK Cloud…

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The agenda for this Meetup is taking shape and we will have presentations from:

  • Adam Armer, Vodafone, talking about Digital Buildings & IoT, a move from passive to active where the building becomes an agile platform for the delivery of a range of different services
  • Andy Clark, Oracle, will talk about how the World’s first AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global honey bee populations
  • Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Network, will talk about the Cyber Security Academic Start-up Accelerator Programme
  • Rob McDonald, Brett Associates, will provide an update on forthcoming Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster Challenge Fund calls
  • Atul Wahi, JT International, will talk about euicc/esims enabling OEMs in the connected world
  • Graham Followell, Real Time Sustainability, will be talking about ecosystem integration and management, connecting the connected world

Drinks and pizza will be served from 6pm.

Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual’s cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
In new research published in Scientific Reports a team from IBM details a first-of-a-kind “fingernail sensor” prototype to help monitor human health. The wearable, wireless device continuously measures how a person’s fingernail bends and moves, which is a key indicator of grip strength
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Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.
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The cells are encapsulated in a resin which allows the textile fabric to be washed and worn like any other form of clothing. Measuring only three millimetres in length and 1.5 millimetres in width, the cells are almost invisible to the naked eye and cannot be felt by the wearer. For all intents and purposes, garments appear exactly the same as any other form of clothing despite having the capability to generate electricity

Pindrop brings voice authentication to IoT devices, intelligent assistants, and connected cars

Forget passwords and PIN codes — Pindrop wants to make our lives more secure with voice biometrics.

From VentureBeat Article:

Pindrop brings voice authentication to IoT devices, intelligent assistants, and connected cars

The Atlanta, Georgia-based company today announced Voice Identity Platform, a speech authentication solution for IoT, voice assistants, smart homes and offices, and connected cars.

Its platform-agnostic tech is akin to Google’s Voice Match in Google Assistant, which can differentiate among the unique voice signatures of up to 10 Google Home users, and Amazon’s voice profiles in Alexa.

Pindrop’s patented Pindrop Protect technology takes into account factors such as location, behavior, device type, audio, voice, and time of day to confirm identity. By scoring each voice interaction based on AI-driven anomaly detection and using voice printing to correlate matches with what Pindrop claims is one of the world’s largest audio databases of its kind, the company contends it is able to lower handle times by up to 60 seconds.