Towards Digital Paradise

  What are the possibilities in using digitalization and Internet of Things to improve human capabilities and create a more resource smart world? Naked approach has asked this question together with multi-disciplinary consortium and has reached great success during its two projects year. You can read more about the results in the publication lists in these websites. In order to implement the Naked approach -vision into the society, we need new business: products, services and business models. In the beginning of 2017 we started together with the group of innovative […]

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Enabling the Naked Vision: Surrounding as a Service

Author: Tanesh Kumar (CWC, University of Oulu) Co-Authors: Juha-Pekka Soininen(VTT), Madhusanka Liyanage(CWC), Antti Anttonen(VTT) and Ijaz Ahmed(CWC) Are you feeling yourself a slave of gadgets? Are you tired for typing every time to get some set of services? Are you fed up with looking at some screen each time to get any of service? Imagine an environment which knows your needs and responds according to that? Interesting!!! The current society is device centric and mostly dominated by gadgets and electronic devices. These connected devices provide immense potential for data collection […]

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communication architecture in hpyerconnected world

Living on the Tactile Edge: Communication Architecture for the Future Hyperconnected World

Written by: Mika Ylianttila, Jyrki Huusko, Ijaz Ahmad,Tanesh Kumar, Madhusanka Liyanage, Erkki Harjula, Jude Okwuibe Future is here. Some call it Internet of Things (IoT), some call it Internet of Everything (IoE), some call it Tactile Internet (TI). Most importantly, whatever the current buzzword may be, we always perceive the Internet through concrete applications and services it provides to our everyday life. Due to IoT/IoE, the digital world is already facing a transition from traditional ways of delivering the services for users in novel ways of ambient communications. We are already seeing the hallmarks […]

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Why you need to have a different design for solar cells that are used indoors?

Author: Professor Paul Berger As the Internet of Things (IoT), focused toward indoor applications, evolves and expands, the importance of energy harvesting to power its nodes has to be emphasized. The energy from heat, vibration, and light, extracted from thermoelectric generators, piezoelectric generators, and photovoltaic cells respectively, can all be used. But light is one of the most efficient and ubiquitous among these energy harvesting sources [1-2]. Our vision of these IoT nodes will need to be printable and resemble a postage stamp, costing a microcent, and including computing, memory, […]

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5 ways the internet of things will change your business

According to the report published by Cisco in 2008 the number of devices connected to the internet now exceeds the number of people in the world. The number of devices that are connected to the internet is rising. This growth is not only from computers and smartphones: with the help of sensors every physical item on this planet can be connected to the internet. This phenomenon is called the Internet of Things and it will change our society as much as the industrial revolution once did. The Internet of Things will revolutionize many industries. […]

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Future of work is one of hyperconnected world’s key tensions

Our world is becoming hyperconnected. It means that the physical and the virtual world will collide, come together and exchange qualities. The impact of automation and digitalization on the future of work has been debated for a long time already. One of the most well-known book of the debate is Jeremy Rifkin’s End of Work (1995). According to Rifkin, unemployment will increase massively in the future because of information technology. Millions of people in manufacturing, agricultural and service sectors would then lose their jobs as they can be done with help of machines. Fifteen […]

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Will the Nordic perspective on the hyperconnected planet pull us out of the fire?

The defining correlation of our time is the correlation between the unsustainable use of resources and human wellbeing. Because of the limited resources of our planet, we must seek ways to end this dependence. Finland tops the charts in human wellbeing year after year. But with our current way of life, this level of wellbeing is unsustainable. The average Finn uses approximately three and a half times more resources than what is sustainable in the long run. On the other hand, the countries that do succeed in environmental wellbeing charts […]

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