Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) researchers have developed several ubiquitous computing technologies, such as situation awareness for portable devices, mixed and augmented reality, and interoperability solutions enabling devices made by different vendors to share information.
"VTT is developing [universal Identification] technology with our Japanese partner, the University of Tokyo," says VTT professor Heikki Ailisto. He notes the technology helps makes possible the Internet of things (IoT) by enabling the identification and tracking of individual products, components, and food products. IoT will connect 50 billion devices, machines, and objects. Ailisto says universal identification and IoT will revolutionize technology and business, and VTT wants to create a technological operating environment to take advantage of this new paradigm.
VTT has been developing universal Identification applications and basic technology as part of the Open Smart Spaces (OPENS) program. OPENS has helped develop the interoperability platform Smart M3, which enables different appliances and objects in a home to communicate with each other and share information.
From Technical Research Centre of Finland
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