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  • IoT retail smart mirrors

    That mirror, mirror on the wall, may soon be the smartest IoT device of them all. Voice-activated and body-controlled smart mirrors can now do everything from displaying local news and weather to reminding seniors which daily prescriptions to grab from the medicine cabinet. Mirrors are becoming a mainstay in automobile manufacturing and showing up in other segments, including healthcare, retail, SMBs, advertising and consumer-driven industries.

Data is becoming a driving force in retail transformation. So much so that Gartner says that "by 2018, retailers engaged in IoT partnerships with major manufacturers will take significant market share from competitors due to direct connections with consumer lives."
The newest wearable health technologies have the ability to harness and measure health data that can help patients and doctors in the fight against chronic disease, including diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Researchers at Stanford University in collaboration with the University of California Berkeley have built a wristband device that can measure a person’s blood sugar and gather other important health data from just a few drops of sweat. 
Batteries are problematic for the IoT, but Ilika and its Stereax thin-film technology may be the breakthrough that IoT solutions providers have been looking for.
Improving urban infrastructure can be a challenge in many ways, including high costs and long wait times for an ever-growing list of repairs. As urban cities age and the world becomes increasingly populated, city administrators are turning to automated technology and the IoT to build what developers and city planners are calling “self-healing cities.” 
As the Wi-Fi Alliance prepares to embrace IEEE 802.11ax, IoT solution providers need to prepare to have much greater control over IoT device density and quality of service (QoS).
Wachter is leaning on IoT to give it an advantage in healthcare and oil and gas. As hospitals deal with a changing market, they are turning to technology to maximize profits. Fortune 10 companies in the oil and gas sector are looking to IoT for ways to break free from restricting point solutions. Wachter sees its IoT specialization as a way to separate from the pack.

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