Gaining Independence through the Internet of Things

INDATA specializes in connecting people with disabilities to assistive technology that can improve their lifestyle and increase their independence. Next week’s free, full-day training session on Friday, August 31 will go one step further by showing how this technology can connect to the world around them. The upcoming training session will introduce attendees to the […]

Flic: The Wireless Smart Button and Flic Hub

We now live in a programmable world and it has been termed the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT basically refers to the connectivity of devices to the Internet and is now more often being used to define devices that “talk” to each other. These devices that people use in their everyday life that are connected […]

Oomi: Smart Home. Simplified.

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed several smart home systems, a few examples being: Flic, Wink Hub, Reemo, and Z-Wave.  Now there is an even newer, “smarter” home automation system being introduced called Oomi.  If you’re looking for a home automation system, Oomi is “easy, fun, and there’s nothing else like it” available on the market.  So what […]

Wit: Natural Language for the Internet of Things

We may often find ourselves uttering to a stubborn appliance or device.  “Television, turn on.”  Soon, though, it could be more common for those devices to actually listen and obey our commands.  Several large companies such as Google and Apple have their own voice recognition technology; however, smaller companies and independent developers don’t have the necessary budget […]

Intel Unveils Connected Wheelchair

Smart watches, smart wristbands, smart glasses… oh my!  Wearable technology is a booming industry linking users to technology like never before.  And now there is a device that connects its users in a whole new way.  At the Intel Developer Forum last Tuesday, Intel introduced a new, cutting-edge connected device: the first smart wheelchair. Most smart, wearable devices are busy tracking how many […]