Together with Swedish Computer Society CNet gave a breakfast seminar on Innovation with Internet of Things. The seminar was well visited and also broadcasted over the web. The attendants were knowledgeable and there were lively discussions on how to integrate IoT into existing business systems to achieve process improvements.
We will participate and exhibit the results of our R&D project IoTBridge at the Eureka Innovation Week in Stockholm 26-27 April. Roads and bridges are critical infrastructures in a city. Repairs and maintenance work immediately effects the traffic situation. Manual inspections of road and bridge conditions are costly. These problems are tackled by the IoTBridge consortium in which CNet is a part. We are combining different types of sensors embedded into wireless sensor networks which exchange information utilising cloud technologies. Data on the use of bridges and status of various parts is analysed to optimise inspection intervals and maintenance to reduce the costs for upkeep and ensure safety. A first installation of the system is done at the new Årsta Bridge, a railway bridge in Stockholm. This is part of our innovation activitities targeting Smart Cities and Infrastructure Management.
We have now made the LinkWatch Observation Server available through a REST API. eHealth developers can now retrieve streams of observations and display them in different, easy to understand diagrams to both clinicians and to patients. It can be used both for traditional patient and clinician portals, as well as for smart phone app developments. LinkWatch Medical Device Gateways for PC, tablets and smart phones, LinkWatch Health Plugins and the LinkWatch Observation Server forms the LinkWatch Remote Care Platform that can easily be customized for different care scenarios and organisations.
We have now launched an updated version of the LinkSmart site for IoT developers. It contains documentation, code examples, demos and tutorials. Several downloadable tools are available for IoT Service code generation, debugging and IoT device management.
LinkSmart consists of a set of IoT Generic Enablers that are used to implement software-defined gateways, a concept being innovated by CNet. LinkSmart IoT Enablers acts as a bridge between the digital world and the physical world, allowing applications and apps to talk to, control and observe objects in the physical world through a common software gateway. The Linksmart.net components are fully programmable and available as Open Source. LinkSmart .net is available for a number of IoT platforms and can be used with many cloud services.
LinkWatch Observation Server is an ehealth software that can receive medical observations from medical devices, process them and store them in database. In addition to the stand-alone SQL Server based solution we are now also offering it as a cloud service through the Microsoft Azure IoT Cloud. This relieves care organisations from having to manage and update such a complex system themselves, new devices and formats are constantly being added to the Remote Patient Monitoring market.
The LinkWatch Observation Server supports Continua, HL7, IEEE11073, IHE-PCD021 formats and can process observations encoded using these standards but also industry formats like openmHealth. The LinkWatch Observation Server also provides an REST-based API for developers that needs to retrieve observation streams (in standard formats) and incorporate them into patient and clinician portals.
The LinkWatch Observation Server can be used as a stand-alone component or cloud service, and it can also be used with the different LinkWatch Gateways for PC, tablet and smart phones and the LinkWatch Plugins to provide a complete Remote Patient Monitoring Platform.
CNet today participated and made a presentation at an international M2M for Smart Cities Workshop in Copenhagen. Sustainable urban development is recognised as a key challenge at a global level. The ‘Smart Cities’ model provides opportunities and challenges for cooperation on issues related to areas of energy, water, health, transport, environment, information and communication technologies.
During the workshop CNet presented the Almanac project and our work on how to integrate IoT Data and Business Data to achieve real business process improvements of the city operations. We are also researching and developing a federated storage architecture for big data processing and advanced resource and service catalogue functions to support semantic interoperability of heterogeneous resources, devices, and services.
CNet has join the European AIOTI Alliance for IoT Developers and Innovators. The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation was recently initiated by the European Commission in order to develop and support the dialogue and interaction among the Internet of Things (IoT) various players. The overall goal of the establishment of the AlOTI is the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem to unleash the potentials of the IoT.
The CAMI project had its kick-off meeting in end of June in Bucharest, Romania. The project will develop a fully integrated AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) solution by providing services for health management, home management and wellbeing including socialization. CAMI builds an artificial intelligence ecosystem, which allows seamless integration of any number of ambient and wearable sensors with a mobile robotic platform endowed with multimodal interaction (touch, voice, person detection), including a telepresence robot.