Smart clothes, Hyperloop in Kaluga and a Rostec enterprise estimated at 5 bn RUB: world’s breaking news in the IoT universe over a week
Every day the Internet of Things comes out with something interesting like a T-shirt granting bonuses for brand loyalty, AI recognizing diseases by an X-ray image as well as smart houses and enterprises to appear in Russia soon.
Read the brief digest of the recent burning events in the IoT realm.
Smart clothes from Tommy Hilfiger
The American brand Tommy Hilfiger presented the line of the smart clothes called Tommy Jeans Xplore. It comprises 23 types of clothing including sports sweaters, T-shirts, hoodies and denim for men and women.
Each piece of clothing has a label with an inbuilt sensor developed by Awear Solutions. The sensor connects clothes with an iOS app. Thus, if a buyer performs various tasks (for instance, walks around the city wearing the company’s product), he or she will be awarded bonuses for purchases and an access to a trunk show.
Russian startup Skychain Global creates AI for medicine
Researchers at Skychain Global created three neural networks capable of recognizing diseases and lapses on X-ray images and MRI. Currently, the product of the company is available for public tests. Users can upload their X-ray images on the service that will establish a diagnosis by the received data.
The ambition of Skychain Global is to combine equipment manufacturers, data suppliers, and developers, which would considerably accelerate the work of doctors.
Silicon Valley talents to be returned to Russia
The experts at the Boston Consulting Group carried out a research confined to the Moscow Urban Forum. The results were introduced in the document “11 main directions of the further economic development” including returning of Silicon Valley talents to Russia, Hyperloop in Kaluga and Designed in Moscow brand creation.
BCG also advises to support higher education establishments and show a more tolerant attitude towards possible losses that are almost unavoidable at the early stages. According to the experts, the easing state policy will stimulate the shift to a new economy in the long term.
Yandex patents a device for a smart house
On June 21, Yandex registered authorship on the minicomputer Yandex.Module for the smart house and was granted the right to import the device on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union. The system will be based on Yandex.Station supporting Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the voice assistant Alice.
According to the information sources of Kommersant, the smart house from Yandex will enter the market in autumn 2018.
Rostec establishes a smart enterprise estimated at 5 bn RUB
On July 17, the state corporation Rostec announced the establishment of a smart enterprise in cooperation with Rosatom. The project is estimated at 5 bn RUB.
The smart enterprise is expected to manage talents, financial resources as well as plan marketing campaigns and change products parameters if needed.
The project founders ensure that this production control system would run all the stages from planning to support and development.
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