From home automation and proximity-based security to health monitoring, the intuitive Internet of Things is the next step in how technology interacts with its environment. The secure perceptive systems that make up the IoT combine data they collect themselves with information from the cloud and other sensor networks in a distributed processing approach. So they can react to local conditions in a global context.
Holst Centre is driving developments in all key areas of the IoT. From creating new gas and ion sensor concepts, and designing low-power radios and ICs, to developing embedded hardware and software for specific applications. We have a strong focus on low-power, low-cost IoT solutions and strive for zero maintenance costs. We are also helping to ensure the IoT provides secure and natural interaction for users.
You can get involved with us either through dedicated 1-on-1 projects or as part of our wider open innovation research network into technology building blocks. This offering has recently been expanded with new programs on heterogeneous networking, multi-sensor data fusion, proximity-based technologies and security. Moreover, we have deployed indoor and outdoor wireless sensor network pilots in offices, stadiums and public gardens to provide real-life validation within a 'City of Things'. Together, these allow us to deliver a unique platform for a wide ecosystem of partners to develop and optimize mid- and large-scale applications. This scalable, heterogeneous platform is tightly linked to our strong base of resource constrained technologies.