Ubiquitous Computing Articles


PETRAS Survey – Have your say!

To validate the concept and aid our understanding of interaction and engagement with standards related to cybersecurity of the Internet of Things a survey has been created.


Low Power Wide Area Networks: The new backbone for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now officially past its hype, dropping out from the recent Gartner cycle after occupying the top spot for the past two years. It is set to become the new normal - the race is now on to connect the promised next 25bn of devices to the Internet.


Wearable Tech gives athletes an edge at 2016 Rio Olympics

With technology permeating every aspect of our lives, it should come as no surprise that it has played an important role at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Wearable tech is not just helping elite athletes deliver their optimal performance at this competitive sporting event where everyone is battling for Olympic gold, but also protecting them from serious injuries.
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Is your business ready for the Internet of Things?

In the future, smart devices will dominate healthcare diagnostics, m2m communication will dominate manufacturing and merchandise will talk directly to your customer.

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Blockchain Technology

Trust is the foundation of any business, yet to maintain trust, particularly throughout a global economy, is expensive, time-consuming, and, in many cases, inefficient. Could blockchain applications help become part of the answer?

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What the Internet of Things will bring to the Electrical sector

As we connect more and more things to the internet, we embark on a long and intrepid journey creating a new industry called “The Internet of Things (IOT)”.
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New Applied Visualisation Community!

IET Sectors are working closely with the Innovate UK-funded High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Visualisation and VR (VVR) Forum to build a new Applied Visualisation Community at the IET.

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Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning

Last week saw the end of the historic match between Lee Sedol, one of the world’s best Go players, and AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent system designed by a team of researchers at DeepMind.


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Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Low Resource Settings - AHT2016

Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for low resource settings (AHT 2016) call for papers is now open – submit your abstract by 6 May to present your successful methods and techniques to an international audience.

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Li-Fi: Wireless technology that is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Imagine a future where every one of the billions of light bulbs in use today is a wireless hotspot delivering connectivity at speeds that can only be dreamed of with Wi-Fi. That's the goal of the man who invented such a technology, and this week Li-Fi took a step out of the domain of science fiction and into the realm of the real when it was shown to deliver speeds 100 times faster than current Wi-Fi technology in actual tests.


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IPv6 2015 Year Roundup

The UK IPv6 Council is a non-profit technology user group focused on IPv6 deployment and adoption in the United Kingdom. View the highlights from 2015.



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Internet of Things

Imagine a world where billions of objects have sensors to detect, measure, and assess their status, all connected over public or private IP (Internet Protocol) networks. This world of interconnected objects will have its data regularly collected, analysed and used to initiate action.



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Report on the challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things

Our friends at the ICT KTN have launched a report on the challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things.



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IP Connected Buildings

Intelligent Building demands intelligence applied at the concept, construction and operational stage and can respond in an efficient manner to the initial and changing demands of the owner, occupier and the environment.



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UK Ipv6 Council

The UK IPv6 Council is a non-profit technology user group focused on IPv6 deployment and adoption in the United Kingdom. Members include Sky, BT, Virgin Media, Cisco and Goldman Sachs. The UK IPv6 Council was established on April 4th, 2014, as a local chapter of the IPv6 Forum.



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Innovations Award Winner 2012, Information and Communications - Mobile IP Node: Cassidian Ltd

In response to evolving communication needs, Cassidian began investigating ways to enable organisations, such as the military and rescue teams, to securely transfer information in dynamic, highly stressed and mobile environments. What was established was the Mobile IP (Internet Protocol) Node that can be deployed in any locations without a fixed infrastructure or where the fixed infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed. Recognised for progressive ideas and unique capabilities within this field, Cassidian was awarded with the 2012 IET Innovation Award for Telecommunications.



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Wireless Test and Innovation Centre: Investigating interference and co-existence

In late 2011, the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network's Wireless Technology and Spectrum (ICT KTN WT&S) group recognised that with the completion of the digital switchover in the UK, and future plans for spectrum usage over the next ten years, there was a need for a UK based innovation and test facility.