19.02.14

OpenRemote Invites You to Enter its IoT Challenge 2014

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

Many definitions of the Internet of Things exist and organizations are arguing alternative naming conventions. In addition technical arch...

Many definitions of the Internet of Things exist and organizations are arguing alternative naming conventions. In addition technical architectures and protocol preferences are thrown around. However…! True value of an Internet of Things is in the application and the benefits to individuals or society. Via this IoT Community Challenge 2014 we invite you to reveal this true value of the Internet of Things. May the best win… We invite you to come up with applications revealing the true benefits of the Internet of Things to society. You should submit your idea accompanied by a video describing the application and it’s value. A wiki-page should explain to others what you have done so they can use it and build upon it. The winners are chosen by the independent jury and announced by June 15, 2014, via OpenRemote website and July newsletter. If your idea is truly impressive, we are sure other blogs will tag along! The winners will be awarded the following prizes: 1st prize: Three day trip to our next community event in California, fall 2014, all inclusive…! 2nd prize: Play-i robots Bo & Yana; The toy for kids which can be programmed. We have Bo and Yana for you as the early developer kit! 3rd prize: Nest; The thermostat which programs itself, saving you energy.! 4th prize: Philips Hue; Not just ordinary lights, but the lights which showed the world how much more you can do with color! 5th prize: WeMo Switch + Motion; The presence sensor to trigger any action via the switch or IFTTT The challenge We invite the community to come up with an application, with a clear benefit to individuals or society. It should be articulating the benefits of IoT and building on OpenRemote. So what applications might be disruptive? You might have something already running and just didn’t share yet! Otherwise, for those who require some inspiration and are slow starters, here’s a few directions where IoT can already be disruptive: • Peace of mind, using existing devices to monitor behavior and activity; to take care of the ones you care for • Healthcare, allowing physically disabled to control their environment via their eye movement, back in control • Community games, control scent, sound and light in public spaces, entertainment • Light & energy, individual controls in workspaces, increasing comfort while lowering energy But of course these should not limit you to come with something unrelated… The jury The Jury consists of persons who have researched how the Internet of Things impacts the world, and are still doing so… - Emile Aarts, Dean Mathematics & Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology - Ken Lutz, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Swarm Lab - Narayan Pant, Professor Strategy & Leadership, INSEAD Singapore - Rachel Metz, IT Editor, MIT Technology Review, San Francisco How it works If you are interested in taking part, send us an e-mail at challenge@openremote.org so we can create your wiki-page on openremote.org. Deadline for submitting is June 1, 2014. www.openremote.org