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Residential IoT’s Common Denominator is Peace of Mind

Residential IoT’s Common Denominator is Peace of Mind

We have already discussed in this blog the paradigm shift that took place in the IoT industry when developers and service providers finally realized that they may have missed the point: the road to mass market adoption did not run through smartening absolutely everything just because they could, but through making devices that were really ... Read More
 
Leveraging Voice Control in The Connected Living Industry – Creating Value for Customers and Service Providers

Leveraging Voice Control in The Connected Living Industry – Creating Value for Customers and Service Providers

Over the past year, voice recognition has shifted from being a rising trend to an industry standard in the connected living space. In words of Lisa Chesters, from Sigma Designs, it’s been “a serious game-changer” which is helping the market expand beyond early adopters and reach mass adoption. And there is a reason for this: ... Read More
 
Alternative Revenue Streams in The IoT: Creating a Profitable Environment for Service Providers

Alternative Revenue Streams in The IoT: Creating a Profitable Environment for Service Providers

In 2016 consumer adoption of connected home devices experienced a huge leap forward. IHS Markit estimated that 80 million smart home devices were purchased by consumers, a 64% increase over 2015. Device adoption is on the rise, and consumer expectations is connected living tech is growing and evolving. Understanding these expectations and building upon them ... Read More
 
Connected Living for Better Business: How Do We Do Business From Connected Homes?

Connected Living for Better Business: How Do We Do Business From Connected Homes?

We talk a lot about smart homes. However, most of the discussion centers around what benefits the consumers are deriving through intelligent and connected home devices. Automatic scenes, self-learning thermostats intelligent this, smart that… it’s all about the consumer. But where is the money going to come from? For an industry that is predicted to ... Read More
 
Buying Smart Home Services —From Who?

Buying Smart Home Services —From Who?

We have talked before on this blog about the many players in the nascent connected home industry, a tempting but tricky market yet to reach its full potential, where those among the first to conquer will be the ones to thrive. Service providers from different industries and vertical markets are converging in this no-man’s land, ... Read More
 
AI in Service of the Elderly- Making Aging Easier, A Round up of Essence’s Meetup Event

AI in Service of the Elderly- Making Aging Easier, A Round up of Essence’s Meetup Event

Last Sunday, at The Media Innovation Lab (miLAB), a leading research & prototyping academic lab at IDC Herzliya, Essence, Aging2.0 and Mediterranean Towers Ventures hosted a Meetup to discuss how innovative Artificial Intelligence and robotics technologies that are available in the market today can help improve senior care and make aging easier. Dov Sugarman, the representative in Israel of Aging2.0 —a ... Read More