Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has released a top 10 list of Intel-powered “Internet of Things” projects at the recent Intel Developer Forum 2014 (IDF14) expo.
According to Doug Davis who is an Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things Group, his list is a collection of projects he highlighted at his Mega Session at the IDF14 event.
The first project mentioned by the Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) vice president is the connected ankle collars used in eastern and central Africa to track rhinoceroses. The devices, he wrote, empowers researchers to locate animals, monitor its behavior, and see whether a particular rhinoceros is “in distress”. These devices use Intel® Quark™ SoC-based Intel Galileo boards, he said.
Another project highlighted by the Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) executive is “smart loos”. He said that these loos located at the Heathrow Airport track usage and whether a certain unit has a problem. The Intel Corporation part integrated into this project is the sensor itself, the executive wrote.
Smart and connected water dispensers was also mentioned by Davis as well as the Pepsi Spire. Water dispensers using Intel Corporation technology know their water quality and air pollution levels, he said, as well as any problems with the unit. PepsiCo also tracks demand for certain products with the internet-connected Spire, he wrote.
Also featured in the list is a weight scale that connects patients to healthcare providers as well as the Di-BOSS, a connected building monitor that tracks a certain establishment’s electricity, water and other things.
Turning to the needs of food lovers, Davis also noted that an Intel-powered smart cupcake dispenser was one of the projects the company has helped bring to life. This, like the Pepsi Spire, sends information like demand and restocking alerts to the company that owns it.
Number 3 on Davis’ list is the iKeg which the executive said helps bar owners and the like to monitor their inventory in the hopes that they never run out of beers to serve. Number 2 on the list is a system for freight trucks that helps companies make their trucks and their deliveries more efficient, he added.
However, topping the executive’s list is a connected wheelchair which he said helps the disabled get better healthcare tracking. The wheelchair not only collects biometrical information, it also tracks mechanical information and helps build a database that identifies how optimized a place is to cater to the needs of a disabled person. Watch the video of this wheelchair below featuring Stephen Hawking.
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