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My smartphone, my (future) digital twin?

As of May 2018 there were some 250,000 fitness apps(!) available and more are coming as more and more everyday objects are generating data that provide hints on our wellbeing: smart belts smart shoes smart watches fitness bands smart slippers (there are even self parking slippers...) smart mirrors smart cars …

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Did you remember to recharge your shoes?

Nike has announced the first pair of shoes, sneaker, that are self-lacing. The Adapt BB, that’s their provisional name (usually Nike likes to name their top of the lines shoes after a top player…), is the result of a 3 year intensive research and are manufactured in an electronic factory. …

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IoT gets pervasive

The sign of pervasiveness of IoT (Internet of Things) are everywhere, there are sensors embedded in a growing number of objects, including common ones. Most of the time we fail to perceive them, they are invisible, like the ones we have in our smartphones (over ten different types of sensors …

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Is an image still worth a thousand words?

The number of photos taken with film camera peaked in 1999 when consumers around the world took some 80 billion photos. In 2018 consumers are sharing some 3 billion photos a day, that is 1.1 trillion a year. Overall, digital photos have exceeded 1.2 trillion a year and the number …

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A cloud in our hand

Being interested in photography I subscribe to a number of groups and of course my interest is reported to companies selling photographic paraphernalia… That’s why I am receiving emails, on a daily base, with new things that -according to the message- I can’t absolutely live without. Yesterday I received an …

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Growing the quantified Self

Wearables have been around for several years. They are just becoming more seamless and performant in terms of picking up, with increased precision, a number of parameters from which applications can derive meaning, like counting the number of steps we walk in a day, deriving the calories consumed and getting …

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Turning your smartphone in a medical diagnosic device

The general availability of smartphones pushed researchers to leverage on them as diagnostic tools. In the past few years a number of “adds on” have been created to let smartphones morph into virus/bacteria detector, measurer of a variety of substances, like glucose and so on. Basically, researchers take advantage of …

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A sort of symbiotic autonomous system…

Every week a new drone is announced and although most of them look alike (at least to my untrained eye) a clear trend seems to emerge: they are getting easier and easier to interact with. DJI has announced, and it is ready for order, SPARK, the smallest drone in their …

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