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.
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.