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#IoTFriday E28 | Implantables

#IoTFriday E27 | Testing in the Digital Age

April 13, 2018

The digital age brings more than only paper to mobile conversion. Processes are improved by digital, collecting data, using models and being predictive. Testing is a reactive activity. To become predictive we need 5 steps to create roadmap. A new book is released on the 1st of June 2018 in Utrecht, The Netherlands: “Testing in...

#IoTFriday E26 | Wearables at Work

April 6, 2018

The simple wearables to track fitness activities are common ground nowadays. In fact shares of leading companies in this area are going down at the moment. Maybe the market is satisfied, or maybe we don’t believe in fitness trackers any more? I speak for myself that my fitness tracker goes almost unnoticed and works quite...

Supply Chain Transformation to Meet Your Evolving Business Needs

April 4, 2018

  Transform your supply chain to a one that integrates your global suppliers and engages them through a friction-less network, enabling you to scale and evolve your business     Digital transformations are disrupting the way we work, we conduct business and arguably all other facets of our lives. They seem to be the most...

March 30, 2018 by

Systems fail, they cascade onto the next and a next. Chaos! The sheer magnitude of combinations that could go wrong and impact each other screams for the use of AI in predicting failure. Chaos prevented. Teaching an AI system to recognise faults no easy task. Domain experts are needed to show what is right and...

March 23, 2018 by

This week we visited the ESEF and Technishow seminar. A great overview of robotic arms, metal working robots, material science, additive manufacturing and related technology was on display. We had a great time looking through all the showcases. I got the privilege of speaking on the topic of virtual engineering and testing. A lot of...

March 2, 2018 by

 Industrial IoT solutions on a large scale call for a dedicated piece of hardware and a specific level of quality. Arduino is often perceived as toys in product development. We show how the Arduino mechanism can be of great use in product development. Sidestep the hobby level of coding and gadget creation by using...

February 23, 2018 by

An investment is only done when the numbers add up. Starting an IoT project, however great an idea only happens when the business case is positive. IoTFriday takes a look at an example and adds up the numbers. In this case, we find out that the investment is equal to the income doing a quick...

February 16, 2018 by

IoT terminology can be ambiguous. The industrial IoT (IIoT), Industry 4.0 or even the term smart industry is often used alongside good old IoT. In this #IoTFriday we explain the differences and show how they are also similar movements. In the end it is about the love between IT and OT that boosts IoT in...

February 9, 2018 by

Add more biology to IoT. Looking at nature brings great solutions to the table. Nature had billions of years to do R&D. Every single problem has been evolved into great solutions. The variety nature gives us is too valuable to ignore and with biomimicry we can do just that. By looking at nature’s solutions and imitating...

February 2, 2018 by

People in industrial environments are a big part of the processes that lead to products coming out of a factory or delivering a parcel to your doorstep. Optimising processes in an industrial environment is one aspect of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The last episode of #IoTFriday gave the introduction to the IIoT. Connecting people...

January 31, 2018 by

Series Overview The Innovation Accelerator program is a global initiative where creative problem solving using design thinking is inspired, informed and incited via a passionate community of innovators, robust tech platforms, and a supportive partner ecosystem.  The Accelerator consists of program services for exploration, discovery, collaborative creation, team building, business modeling, design meditation and mindful...

January 26, 2018 by

Today it is the time for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to take the stage on #IoTFriday. There are not really very big difference between IoT and IIoT solutions. The biggest difference lies in the act area (the IoT layers are: Connect, Talk, Think and Act). Where IoT solutions tend to enhance our lives...

January 19, 2018 by

CES just finished, and we are enthusiastic about everything that was revealed. Last week we did the first round of CES 2018 announcements and today we talk about our favorites: – ozobot.com – Toyota e-pallet CES 2018 shows us the trend towards autonomous IoT solutions. Steering away from single function solutions, the change is made...

January 17, 2018 by

Internet of Things (IoT) is possibly one of the hottest technology trends today. One of the most circulated predictions about IoT states that there will be around 50 billion connected devices in the world by 2020. According to IDC, by 2021, IoT will drive spending of almost 1.4 trillion US Dollars worldwide. Any way you...

January 12, 2018 by

The year 2018 starts with the big Consumer electronics show in Las Vegas: CES 2018. #IoTFriday takes a look on what trends can be discovered. We group the new introductions on CES2018 by technology. When there is no black out we read all the news and the first #IoTFriday of 2018 is reserved for a...

January 9, 2018 by

We live in a world where people are obsessed with their own happiness. A natural consequence of this is that happiness is increasingly being expressed through social media, like Instagram and Facebook, and specific review sites, such as booking.com. Savvy job seekers rely on Glassdoor, and B2B marketers and customers go to B2B review platforms...

December 22, 2017 by

Christmas time is here. Since it is always time for IoT, we talk through the Connect Talk Think Act (CTTA) layers in order to set up our Christmas IoT solution. It should help us create the ultimate Christmas experience or scenes at home. Think Starting with Think, we define what data we want to collect...

December 15, 2017 by

Think is the crucial part of an IoT solution. It gives information to acting towards end users. The added value of IoT solutions is found in the information created by the Think part. It is vital to think about what information is needed. This creates the source for what information needs to be gathered from...

December 8, 2017 by

The competence center High Tech testing in the Netherlands is coming together every 6 weeks. I organize a different topic for each evening with speakers, workshops, and tutorials. This week I stepped up to the stage myself to did a quick tech talk on the role of artificial intelligence in testing. The recording of the...

December 1, 2017 by

Data becomes an issue Online data storage is cheap and cloud computing power is widely available. This creates the situation where IoT solutions send all their data to a cloud platform before analysis starts. Why not have all this great data available? A problem rises where data streams become too big. This can be a...

November 17, 2017 by

The value is in the data You might have heard this sentence many times. Generating and converting data is growing. IoT solutions are the ideal sources for gathering data. Examples are steps per day, pictures, blood pressure or revolutions per minute. Things have sensors to collect them. Differentiating between three types of data is important....

November 10, 2017 by

It is #IoTFriday and the digital twin is our topic. A digital twin is a digital representation of a solution (physical device/service). It is made up of information from the existing physical product, sensor data, real-time data, predictions and/or manufacturing data. The digital twin can be used throughout the entire product life cycle. We look at the...

November 3, 2017 by

IoT solution needs a connection to unlock a great data potential. The Talk layer holds the technology. Every technology has its pros and cons for implementation. Making the right decision for implementation of hardware and software start transmitting data is crucial for a successful IoT solution.

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