The future is already here. Ubiquitous computing envisions a world of fully connected devices. Computers in everyday objects existing everywhere, connected online and constantly available. Ubiquitous computing endeavours to integrate information displays into the everyday physical world that fit the human environment. Topics that the Sector will look at include the internet of things, wearable technologies and beacons.
Earlier this year the second Applied Visualisation Forum took place at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. Now, the IET has published a new brochure that looks back on what the 2018 event offered as preparations get under way for the next Forum in January 2019.
The UK’s immersive technologies sector is going through a period of swift growth, with around 1,000 specialist companies employing 4,500 people across the UK and an expected turnover that could reach £1 billion this year, according to a new report from Immerse UK.
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.
With technology infiltrating every aspect of our lives, it should come as no surprise that it has played an important role at the 2016 Rio Olympics as well as the Paralympics. Wearable technology is not just helping top athletes deliver their best performance at a sporting event where all athletes are looking for Olympic gold, but it is also protecting them from any serious long-term injury.
In the future, smart devices will dominate healthcare diagnostics, m2m communication will dominate manufacturing and merchandise will talk directly to your customer.
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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