Courtesy of Smart Bulb
The Qube smart bulb is a multicolored LED that connects to your Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth. Features include Sense, which changes lighting depending on your location in the house; Notifications, for optional indications of phone calls or messages; Moods, for setting the lighting based on your evening plans; Schedules, which may adjust lighting as you wake up in the morning; and Remote, to access your smart bulb from anywhere. It can also be synched with your phone to send alerts if the lights turn on when you are not home. Claims are the Qube lasts up to 50,000 hours (27 years), and emits up to 16 million colors at different brightness levels.
Connecting the Grid to IoT
Courtesy of gridComm
The next IoT startup is gridComm, which offers devices and semiconductor systems that enable narrowband powerline communications (NB PLC), advancing the IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication over power grids. Much like the way that NB PLC enables automatic meter reading and load control, gridComm devices provide monitoring and control of machines that directly receive or provide energy to the grid, including streetlights, home appliances, electric vehicles, and solar panels and windmills.
IoT on the Go
Courtesy of Sypher Labs
Versafleet, a software service developed by Sypher Labs, aids in transport management. The software features cloud connectivity and helps keep track of delivery statuses. Communication between drivers and the home base is available via a mobile app.
Retail and Target Markets
Trakmatic provides visitor counting, and age and gender recognition through facial analysis. It may be used in retail settings, banks, public-service centers, airports, and other places to record metrics that help determine target markets, peak hours, and other specifics. After recording data, images are not saved for privacy reasons.
Commercial Building Efficiency
Courtesy of WeSmart
WeSmart, a platform that saves energy and resources within commercial buildings, exploits smart metering and sensors to collect data throughout the day. It can be used to determine efficient systems for employees to make changes in behavior for resource management.
Sending Medical Device Data to Records
Courtesy of Connhealth
The next winner presents a system for sending medical data to healthcare professionals. ConnectedHealth Pte Ltd provides secure and reliable connectivity between medical devices certified by Health Alliance and medical databases. Programs are available for monitoring cardiac health in patients; providing nursing-home caretakers with patient-secured medical records on a tablet; sending daily glucose levels of diabetics to a physician database; and monitoring fitness. It communicates with an FDA-compliant Cloud Database.