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Development of smart medical needle and additional features of WING IoT platform: IoT news of the week

Development of smart medical needle and additional features of WING IoT platform: IoT news of the week

What are the peculiarities of the medical needle developed by US scientists? Which new solutions has Nokia added to its IoT platform and how IoT chips will help to monitor the consumption of ground water? Read about these and other IoT news in the weekly digest.

Nokia added new functions to WING IoT platform

Nokia presented four new IoT solutions built on WING infrastructure and intended for smart agriculture, livestock farming, logistics, and asset management. These package offers are designed for telecommunication operators and include smart sensors, apps for users, and business models for different economy sectors.

Readymade IoT solutions will help operators to develop business more actively. Besides, they will simplify the procedures of implementing and exploiting of IoT corporate services.

Orange telecom operator selects communication standard for its smart home service

This spring Orange will launch a free service for managing smart home devices in France. The telecom operator decided to use DECT Ultra Low Energy (DECT ULE) technology for this system. Today Orange Livebox routers that support this communication standard are installed in 3 million French households.

Thanks to the launch of the service, users will be able to manage all smart devices located within the house. They will need a mobile app or Orange Djingo voice assistant.

Together with Deutsche Telekom, telecom operator developed a number of smart devices compatible with ULE network. They include a movement detector, door opening sensors, socket, and light bulb.

Internet of Things technologies will help to fight against drought in USA

IBM, SweetSense IoT sensor supplier, and Freshwater Trust environmental organization will use IoT and blockchain technologies to track the use of ground water in San Joaquin Basin in California.

IoT sensors will collect data about the extraction of fresh water from soil. Then they will transfer the obtained data to in-orbit satellites. All data about intakes of environmental resources will be stored in the IBM cloud blockchain.

Regulatory bodies, farmers, and other interested parties will be able to track the consumption of underground water online. Some consumers (for example, farmers) that will need extra supply will have a possibility to buy ground water from those users that do not need it. As a result, resources will be spent more efficiently.

Smart needle for accurate injections developed in US

Specialists of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston designed a smart device for making injections. They equipped the needle with a tiny sensitive pressure sensor. It helps to identify tissues and give injections to hard-to-reach parts of the body.

It is expected that smart needles will be used to inject medication into the inside of the eye. Besides, they can be used during surgeries and cosmetic procedures that require extremely accurate injections.

Quantum-resistant encryption system for IoT chips developed in US

Encryption system capable of protecting IoT nodes against possible quantum attacks was developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The development uses Kyber, NewHope, R-EMBLEM, and LIMA quantum-resistant algorithms that allow saving more energy when realized on a microchip.

Chip designed by researchers has proven its energy efficiency. The chip spends energy 28 times more rationally than ARM Cortex-M4 processor core while working with Kyber algorithm, and 37 times more rationally when working with NewHope.

Now researchers plan to supplement the chip with protection against attacks through side channels, when data is stolen by analyzing the changes in the microchip’s energy consumption.

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