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Smart buildings 06/01/2015

Connect-Object, the blog of connected objects

What does the future of research on connected objects hold? Lucas Attali and Julien Muller - both alumni of the Multimedia and Internet Institute who launched the Connect-Object blog – were the hosts of the Connected Objects Research Seminar held on December 15, 2014 at the Léonard de Vinci Management School.

“Smartphones will really become the remote controls of our lives and environment”, explain Lucas Attali and Julien Muller, the two young co-authors of the Connect-Object blog. They both believe that connected objects are the third Internet revolution after the worldwide web and mobility. In a study, carried out by IDATE (Audiovisual and Telecommunications Institute in Europe), 15 billion “things” are already connected to the Internet worldwide, compared to only 4 billion in 2014. This figure should reach 80 billion in 2020.

Created in 2014, this smart blog experiences a growing success, publishes one article a day and plans to hire new staff in 2015 in a sector that grows by nearly 30% yearly. Recently joined by a third contributor, Florent Châtaignier, these high-tech bloggers deliver each week an active monitoring on four main key themes: well being, sports, leisure and safety.

Internet users are thus kept informed on the main trends and innovations that keep social media buzzing. An opportunity to discover the AwoX smart bulbs, the “connected locks” to be launched in January 2015 by La Poste or even the elevators’ real-time management experienced by Thyssen Krupp in London. Furthermore, the young authors of Connect-Object look for and unearth promising start-ups, such as iSwip – a young French company that designs tailor-made and geo-location-based connected objects. (french only)

Source: Hugo Whitemore

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