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Diffusion of Innovation Theory

Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) Theory, developed by E.M. Rogers in 1962, is one of the oldest social science theories. It originated in communication …

Innovation

Virginia Tech has developed a smart safety vest that alerts road workers before a collision occurs

Researchers at Virginia Tech are working on connected, wearable technology that’ll make it much safer to work roadside construction details. The team …

Virginia Tech

How the Internet of Things will affect security & privacy

This growth carries several benefits, as it will change the way people carry out everyday tasks and potentially transform the world. Having a smart home is undoubtedly cool and will draw oohs and aahs from your guests, but smart lighting can actually reduce overall energy consumption and lower your …

Internet of Things & Wearable Technology: Unlocking the Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation

"Internet of Things & Wearable Technology: Unlocking the Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation." A presentation by Adam Thierer (Mercatus Center at George Mason University) made on September 11, 2014 at AEI-FCC Conference on "Regulating the Evolving Broadband Ecosystem."

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT): The Third Wave - OpenMind

<b>The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet.</b> These objects contain embedded technology to interact …

Internet of Things

Internet of Things & Hardware Industry Report 2016

Overview of industry trends and insights of Fortune 500 companies and startups' activities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and hardware space. We cover connected home, wearables, healthcare, robotics & drones, and industrial IoT.

Internet of Things

Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Meaning & Definition

What is the Internet of Things?<p>The Internet of Things, commonly abbreviated as IoT, refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT. And as the …

Diffusion of Innovations, by Everett Rogers (1995)

<b>Diffusion of Innovations</b>, by Everett Rogers (1995)<p>Reviewed by Greg Orr<p>March 18, 2003<p>Much has been made of the profound effect of the “tipping point”, …

Betting on big data: How construction firms are leveraging digitized job sites

Prior to 2016, construction workers at Skanska USA job sites could end up walking an average of 6 miles during a single day simply to get the right …

Big Data

How construction firms are leveraging digitized job sites

Prior to 2016, construction workers at Skanska USA job sites could end up walking an average of 6 miles during a single day simply to get the right …

Looking ahead to EWTS 2017 - AREA

“You cannot wait until a house burns down to buy fire insurance on it. We cannot wait until there are...<p>Toshiba, which just launched its DynaEdge AR …

Jobsite Wifi

JOBSITE WIFI SYSTEM Play Video<p>BUILT FOR CONSTRUCTION™<p>DEWALT® has always delivered GUARANTEED TOUGH® products. That legacy is continued with our …

Five Tools that have Improved Contractors’ Job Site Connectivity

Discussion about affordable information-technology solutions at the Associated General Contractors’ IT Forum moved immediately to the subject of …

How to Gain ‘Digital Trust’ of Employees in Age of Internet of Things

Employers will need to accept tradeoffs to foster “digital trust” with employees if they want to gather the workplace data necessary to realize the …

Wearable devices aim to reduce workplace accidents

Every day, 6,300 people die around the world in occupational accidents or from work-related disease — more than 2.3m deaths per year, according to …

Wearable technology could save lives and dollars in construction industry

At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable about SolePower’s latest work boot prototype. The East Liberty-based startup has gone through at least 20 …

DeWalt to Build IoT-in-Construction Platform, Mesh Network

Tool manufacturer DeWalt is developing infrastructure and software that will empower what it’s calling the Construction Internet of Things, providing …

How Wearables Could Disrupt Workplace Safety

Many companies already offer wellness plans with some sort of incentive tied to using wearables to reach health goals, so could the next iteration …

As Wearables in Workplace Spread, So Do Legal Concerns

Devices can monitor employees’ health, track their locations. How are companies allowed to use that data?<p>Wearable devices, like the Fitbits and Apple Watches sported by runners and early adopters, are fast becoming tools in the workplace. These devices offer employers new ways to measure …

AIG Invests in Sensored Construction Vests

Workers-comp coverage represents the largest insurance expense for many construction businesses. With that in mind, Wednesday at the International …

2016 Internet Of Things (IOT), Big Data & Business Intelligence Update

• Sales and strategic planning teams see IoT as the most valuable.<br>• IoT advocates are 3X as likely to consider big data critical to the success of their initiatives & programs.<br>• Amazon and Cloudera are the highest ranked big data distributions followed by Hortonworks and Map/R.<br>• Apache Spark MLib is the …

Big Data

Products - 2017 IoT Intelligence Report

2017 IoT Intelligence Report<p>IoT is defined as the network of physical objects, or "things," embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and …

Data, IoT, AR/VR key drivers in improving construction productivity, says McKinsey report

One of the leading management consultant companies in the country, McKinsey&Company, released a study on technology in the construction industry this …

Augmented Reality

The new age of engineering and construction technology

New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving …