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Ecosystems 2.0 – VIII

Data are created by sensors and aggregated by the company (institution) that has an interest in those data (and probably owns/deployed the sensors). Data creation, as noted, is a fall out of the Digital Transformation, companies digitise their environment and create data that are used by them and can be …

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A “magic” ring

In the last few years more and more people have started to turn to their watch to glance at their fitness, how many calories have been burnt through the day, how many steps have been taken, even look at their heart beats through the day. People practicing sports have been …

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Thumbs’ power

Researchers at the Delft University of Technology have presented a modified GameBoy that can work without batteries, using a bit of solar power AND converting the power of thumbs pressing on the GameBoy buttons into electrical power. The conversion of pressure into electrical power is nothing new, it is based …

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New shoes for a new world

Our brain has been shaped by evolution to process and understand a multi-sensorial flow of data and to interpret them in a 4 dimensional space. Data that are generated in a lower dimensional space are re-interpreted by the brain to fit its 4 dimensional framework. So, when we watch a …

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Home-centric Hospital

We have seen over the last 70 years a progressive squeezing of size and decreasing of price of high tech systems to the point that it has become feasible the shift from centralisation to decentralisation. When I started working, “the computer” was a big, costly, machine that could only be …

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Planning for the New World – VIII

Strengthening Regional Development This is the closing post of this series. In all previous ones I have considered the World as a single entity, and I pointed out that cooperation is needed, both at the level of a single multinational company (Corporate Governance), at the level of supply and delivery …

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Need to track turtles? Use a drone!

Researchers have been making use of technology to track moose and shark, migratory birds and Alaskan bears and whatever you can imagine in between. Most of the time they use some kind of beacons generating radio signals that can be tracked from afar. This is a significant step forward from …

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