Founded in 2012, PetPace brings you preventive healthcare for pets through a smart collar with sensors, which monitors vital parameters of your pet.
Unveiled on November 4 2014, Jawbone UP3 is a health and fitness wristband, which relies on multiple sensors and a tri-axis accelerometer to collect and analyse your health data to give you insight into your heart health, sleep patterns, calories burnt and more.
Unveiled on 6 January 2015 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, The ReST Bed is a smart mattress that customises your sleep experience. The ReST Bed’s main components include a patented pressure sensing smart fabric, below which are embedded 18 air chambers, which connect to a silent air pump controlled by a microprocessor.
Released on March 19 2015, Android Auto aims to minimise distraction while driving by extending functionality of your Android mobile device to your automobile’s dashboard unit. While Android Auto is voice-driven, it can also be operated via your car’s touchscreen display unit and with knobs and buttons that control your car’s display unit.
Based in San Francisco, CUFF is a start-up that offers a line of smart accessories. Its collection includes necklaces, bracelets and key chains suitable for both men and women. At the heart of the entire range is the CUFF smart module, a small black device that connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Looking to convert your home into a smart home? Consider home control systems from a company called HomeSeer. The company uses Z-wave technology to automate almost everything in your home right from lights, appliances, garage doors, water valves to irrigation systems. You can customise your home environment and create automated routines.
Created by Squeaker, a pet products company in Australia, Buddy is a smart collar to track your dog’s activity and ensure its safety. Buddy integrates GPS, Bluetooth and a range of sensors to enable you to track the location of your pet through your smartphone. You can connect Buddy with your iPhone or Android device using Bluetooth. Just download the Buddy app onto your device and you are all set.
Unveiled on 6 October 2015, Microsoft Band 2 is the second generation of smart fitness wearable Microsoft Band released last year. From a pure visual perspective, the new band has an improved design with a silver metallic finish instead of plastic in the earlier version. Thanks to Band 2’s curved AMOLED display, which comes covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, the new band fits the natural curve of your wrist more comfortably. As per Microsoft’s official blog, they have paid heed to feedback from customers to deliver a comfortable band.
Announced in March 2014 at the Geneva International Motor Show, Apple CarPlay allows safe usage of iPhone while driving through built-in display of your car. Designed for a hands-free experience, CarPlay allows drivers to make calls, return missed calls, send and read messages, get directions using Apple Maps and listen to music with just a voice command or a touch on the car’s built-in display.
On 14 October 2015 Tesla Motors released its software version 7.0 which adds muscle to Tesla’s Autopilot suite offered in Model S (and recently delivered Model X). Released in beta through an over-the-air software update, Tesla’s Autopilot relies on radar, cameras, GPS and ultrasonic sensors.
In May 2015, Beddit announced the launch of Beddit Smart, its new low energy compatible sleep monitor. The Beddit Smart sensor is based on Ballistocardiography (BCG). Stick it to your mattress, and its ultra-thin force sensors will measure your sleep activity such as Sleep Time, Heart Rate, Respiration Rate, Snoring among others, without you having to wear any sensors.
On September 9, 2015, Apple announced a new collection of Apple Watch – Apple Watch Hermès. The collection consists of the Apple Watch in stainless steel case with handcrafted leather straps by Hermès, available in three designs.
In Jan 2015, Tagg (now acquired by Whistle) announced the launch of Tagg GPS Plus Pet Tracker. Attach it to your pet’s collar or harness to track location (uses GPS and cellular network in the US) and monitor activity. You can set safe zones around your home and receive alerts if your pet strays too far. You can get alerts for notable health changes.
In August 2015, Ralph Lauren launched the PoloTech Shirt – a smart wearable garment. Developed in partnership with OMsignal, the shirt uses silver fibers woven directly into its fabric and measures real-time workout data like heart rate, breathing depth and balance, calories burnt, steps taken, among other data.
As India slips on the Ease of Doing Business Index, it is imperative to understand why businesses are struggling to operate at maximum efficiency levels. Our survey of 1500+ key decision-makers from emerging large organisations established another major problem – More than 75% organisations today are running their key business functions in isolation.
Indian organizations are riding a massive wave of transformation, and technology is steering this change in most cases. It is changing the way products are manufactured and delivered to the market. Over the past few years India Inc. has seen the emergence of disruptive players such as Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Paytm that have changed the way India shops and transacts. It is critical for traditional organizations to continuously keep refreshing their business models and keep up with change.
It’s a no-brainer that the world around us is changing fast. Consumerisation is rampant and instant gratification is the new normal. Individuals, Organisations, and Governments need to move at an agile pace to better adapt to these new market conditions. This is stretching organisations on multiple accounts and forcing business leaders to continuously fine-tune their existing processes and systems.
The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs , if passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian lives. While there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality and why it is relevant in today’s digital economy, the two segments that will be clearly be affected are the telcos and the customers using Web-based or data-based services.