Ambient Computing

Putting the Internet of Things to work

As the Internet of Things (‘IoT’) is maturing from its awkward adolescent phase, ‘ambient computing’ is the backdrop of sensors, devices, intelligence, and agents that can put the IoT to work.

It is the idea of having sensors imbedded throughout a number of different devices, then being able to use data from those sensors to trigger actions. For example – getting a vending machine to trigger an order replenishment from the supply chain.

From the Internet of Things to ambient computing: A concentric system

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