This Week in the Internet of Things (IoT): 1/23/2015

Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.

A Smart Shoe That Charges Up As You Walk

Smart Shoe

The next generation of wearables could be powered by an unlikely energy source: you. Two new devices that fit inside the sole of your shoe can harvest energy from your movements as you walk or run, and then use that energy to power sensors and other electronics. Read more.

Robots Embrace Ubuntu As It Invades The Internet Of Things

Ubuntu Internet Of Things

Ubuntu is about to invade the internet of things with a minimal version of the Linux distribution that it hopes will provide a standardized platform for connected devices from drones to home hubs. Read more.

IoT And The Space Junk Challenge

 

IoT Space Junk

IoT devices have to be open and able to host or run multiple applications or services, and designers, and manufacturers need to urgently come together and develop open standards, API’s and the like at a platform level. Read more.

“Dry” EKG Sensors Pave The Way For Advanced Wearable Health Devices

Dry EKG

These new sensors can be worn on the skin and transmit information back to a portable device, paving the way to a more granular and high-resolution image of heart behavior. Read more.

The Industrial IoT And Its Impact On Economic Growth

Industrial Internet Of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could be the largest driver of economic growth and employment in the next decade. Read more.

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