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Monday, August 01, 2016

 

NEWBURY, UK - EuropaWire- Vodafone develops proof-of-concept ‘Smart Summer’ connected swimwear, child’s sun hat and suitcase using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies

  • ‘Smart Summer’ concept designs to prevent sunburn, help prevent small children from wandering off on the beach and track down missing luggage
  • Demonstrate mass-market potential of IoT ahead of new generation of very low-cost, low-power and 10+ year battery life devices set to transform how people work, live and relax
  • Pan-European Vodafone online survey finds that almost half of Europeans (48%) forget to apply sunscreen and over a quarter (30%) have experienced lost or stolen luggage

Vodafone today (27 Jul 2016) announced it has developed a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) proof-of-concept connected ‘Smart Summer’ holiday essentials to help protect against UV, keep children safe on the beach and locate lost luggage.

The Vodafone ‘Smart Summer’ bikini and men’s swim shorts are equipped with UV sensors that track exposure to sunlight throughout the day. A smartphone app notifies the user when they have had too much exposure to UV light. The swimwear also contains a small vibrating alert built into the waistband and strap. The concept ‘Smart Summer’ child’s sun hat contains a UV sensor plus a low-powered Vodafone SIM and tracking device which sends a warning message to the parent’s smartphone if the child wanders beyond a pre-determined distance. The concept ‘Smart Summer’ suitcase includes embedded tracking technology to enable the owner to geolocate missing luggage via their smartphone.

The ‘Smart Summer’ concept designs were developed as a pan-European survey commissioned by Vodafone from YouGov found that nearly half (48%) of respondents forgot to apply sunscreen on holiday with three-quarters (76%) saying they would be more likely to cover up if they had received an automated alert. 30% of respondents also said themselves or a travel companion had lost luggage while travelling.

 

Read the whole article http://news.europawire.eu/vodafone-unveils-proof-of-concept-childs-sun-hat-and-suitcase-using-internet-of-things-iot-technologies-765432134657890/eu-press-release/2016/08/01/

 

 

Source: EuropaWire

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