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This wifi / gesture controlled interface may just be the future of the smart home.


Wi-Fi Signals Enable Gesture Recognition Throughout Entire Home

University of Washington computer scientists have developed gesture-recognition technology that brings this a step closer to reality. Researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras.

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A look at how the Internet of Things can help smart buildings.



When it comes to managing energy consumption, safety conditions and other building processes across your company’s real estate portfolio, which scenario sounds more efficient?

Option A: responding to alarms and maintenance crises reactively after they happen. Or Option B: monitoring systems continuously in real time to anticipate and address potential problems or incidents.

Yes, the question is largely rhetorical, but the reality is most facility managers currently operate somewhere in between these two extremes. Many have access to building systems that collect data about operating conditions, but far fewer have the tools to parse that information for insights into future conditions or inefficiencies.

That’s about to change. Intelligent, machine-to-machine, or M2M, applications that use sensors to collect information about operating conditions combined with cloud-hosted analytics software that makes sense of disparate data points will help facility managers become far more proactive about managing buildings at peak efficiency, said experts participating in the GreenBiz webcast, “Sensors, Buildings and the Coming Internet of Things.”

(via emergentfutures)

A smart and sustainable building as envisaged by Arup.


The engineering firm, Arup designed a mock-up building aimed at sustainability, regeneration, and efficiency. Arup’s design would utilize vertical space to integrate agriculture, energy systems, and community in a way that is flexible and smart.

(via thisbigcity)

An interesting look at smart buildings. Look here for more on smart cities.

Report describes the future of buildings in 2050
Will Fox,

Report describes the future of build­ings in 2050

Design and engi­neer­ing firm Arup has launched ‘It’s Alive’ – a report that describes how build­ings in our cities could look and func­tion in 2050.

Th …

(via futurescope)