Category Archives: Internet-of-Things (IoT)

[BEIT NEWS] 12 Oct 2018 – eNightLog for elderly, digital construction and cyber security at healthcare

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PolyU develops eNightLog System for caring Elderly with Dementia

The non-contact and non-invasive eNightLog system is embedded with event sequence tracking and different kinds of remote sensing and imaging technologies, based on innovative algorithm developed by the BME team of PolyU. This innovative technique has already been patented.

Seventeen systems have been installed and tested in a nursing home for 2 months this year for nighttime monitoring. During this period, 380 incidences of elderly leaving bed alone were recorded, with all them being successfully detected (100%), and only 2 times of false alarm occurred (0.5%). In addition, the system recorded 525 events of caregivers visiting elderly and accompanying the elderly leaving, and accuracy rate is 100%. 

Keywords: eNightLogProf. ZHENG Yongping; The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease

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Picture: eNightLog – the research team led by Ir Prof. ZHENG Yongping in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


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Imerso offers intelligent technology through 3D capture and BIM

 

Working on Imerso is simple as Users start by loading the software with all the data from the planning stage, which includes BIM, geometry, schedules as well as tolerance parameters and then these data are used as monitoring targets. When, site works continues, users upload 3D data on field. The next step perform by Imerso is to register that 3D data directly to the 3D building information model and displays the result, through this it is easy for the users to compare the current on-site conditions against the original design intent.

Keywords: Imerso; 3D; Building Information Modelling (BIM); digital construction; Frederico VALENTE

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Picture: Imerso’s digital platform for construction.


 

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… by leveraging machine learning, organizations can largely diminish the security concerns that come with Internet of Things (IoT). Machine learning enables data exchanges to be monitored within the organization, and with external parties to detect anomalies that are not considered the norm. Machine learning can also aid in predicting threats, in its ability to analyze historical data from specific trends, which can be evaluated from the big data produced by the algorithms.

Keywords: Healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT); cyber security; machine learning; behavior analytics 

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Source: https://www.sensorsmag.com/iot-wireless/how-to-combat-security-risks-healthcare-iot-security

Innovative products in UK Construction Week – Part 3 of 3

The third part of the innovative products that are exhibited in the UK Construction Week is given here. Readers can refer to Part 1 of 3 and Part 2 of 3 for more companies.

 

SALTO devises a world-class access control system that was simple to use and extremely efficient, giving users the ability to control all their access needs and secure all their doors without complex and expensive wiring. Such solution, e.g. its SVN platform, the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic locks for access control, are also simple to install and set up, cost-effective, reliable, complete and future-proof. 

With its online and real-time technology, its XS4 platform enhances the usability of virtually every building environment by securing nearly every door and enabling the monitoring and control of every user. SALTO hardware and software can be networked without wires to provide real-time intelligence and instant control, while enabling integration with existing systems to improve manageability and enhance end-user experience.

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Picture: SALTO’s current products.

 


 

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simPRO offers IoT solutions incorporating the use of machine learning, proactive action triggering and automation of field service activities. It help businesses doing service, maintenance and projects to streamline everyday processes and help them to work smarter, deliver exceptional service and maximise profitability.

Its services cover field service management, stock management, invoicing, project management, estimating, payment processing, asset management, scheduling and accounting integration.

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Picture (above): simPro helps customers to pay quickly and easily.

 

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Picture: The complete inventory management and tracking solution.


 

The company uses Microsoft Dynamics to help customers achieve their business goals. Its business process improvement delivered through Microsoft Dynamics helps to bring together all the parts of an organisation – so clients can spend their time on the thing that matters most, i.e. growing their business.

Its Dynamics Building Materials gives clients the confidence and information to meet customer and supplier needs quickly and efficiently, to keep tight control on costs, margins and customer service and ultimately help drive fast business decisions from Request for Quotation (RFQ) to product end-of-life.

Picture (above): The benefits of integrated EDI in the Building Materials industry.

 

Picture (above): The benefits of Integrated eCommerce in the Dynamics Building Materials Industry.


 

TLJ designs, manufactures and installs electronic locks and access control for the UK construction industry. The whole process of design and certification, quote and installation, commissioning, handover and aftersales, is designed to make customers lives easier and take away the pain and risk of installing access control.

The company will be launching a new electronic multipoint door lock aimed at the mid- to high-end residential market and previewing our next generation Mobile Key – allowing users to operate door locks using their smartphone.

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Picture (above): TLJ’s keycards locks.

 

Picture: TLJ’s mobile key.


 

vertemax offers products designed to protect people. It puts people first, whether the general public, on-site workers or any of the project team. It is partnering with eviFile who specializes in providing a Digital Evidence Platform that businesses of all sizes and across sectors can use to capture, manage and share unquestionable digital data using every day mobile devices. eviFile is a proven hosted or cloud-based solution that not only provides clients with confidence in their suppliers but also protect the clients from any future claims or disputes.

Picture: eviFile.


 

WorkPal offers software solution for mobile workflow management, reporting, tracking and invoicing. It streamlines entire workflow processes from initial job assignment right through to client invoicing, for a paperless working environment. It also tracks and manages jobs more accurately with detailed reporting. Send completed jobs to head office via the app and invoice faster.

 

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Picture (above): WorkPal’s live job list.

 

 

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Picture: WorkPal allows monitoring and tracking service history and movement of assets


 

Yourkeys is a property platform to offer a full, end to end service, from offer to completion with all stakeholders feeding into the central ecosystem with “live” notifications, timelines and complete oversight. It gives complete control of the sales process to house developers, with live oversight from offer to completion.

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Picture: Tablet screenshot of Yourkeys.

 

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Innovative products in UK Construction Week – Part 1 of 3

The UK Construction Week will take place on 9-11 October 2018. It consists of 9 shows:

  • Timber Expo
  • Build Show
  • Civils Expo
  • Plant & Machinery Live
  • Energy 2018
  • Building Tech Live
  • Surface & Materials Show
  • HVAC 2018
  • Grand Designs Live

There are many exhibitors from UK and around the globe that will inspire our readers. Here is a summary of companies with innovative BEIT products:

The company provides robust, secure and adaptive mobile solutions to organisations for

  • Site Evidence
  • Safety Management
  • Worker Wellbeing
  • Document Library
  • Electronic Workpacks
  • Excavation & Reinstatement Management
  • Resourcing & Timesheets

It provide software for mobile devices which work with cloud-based management systems. The company helps with conducting safety inspections, monitor site issues and control defects in a controlled and responsive manner. AcumenMobile report on site hazards to ensure the continued safety of engineers and support staff. 

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Source: https://www.acumenmobile.com/


 

The company’s software produces instant estimate as soon as plans are being drawn up. It is a ground-breaking new digital construction platform for the residential building sector.

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Source: https://getbuildingworks.com/product-categories/estimate/

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Source: https://getbuildingworks.com/product-categories/design/

 

Picture: BuildingWorks Demonstration – the new way to do BIM.


 

CloudcellConnect provides secure enterprise grade voice and connectivity that is fully managed and becomes an extension of the users’ IT infrastructure. Its products enable construction firms of any size, to rapidly connect remote site and sales offices to their corporate network or broadband internet, and provide a remote site network and business telephone solution.

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CTS has a proven track record in fiber optic communication and has been one of the leading solution providers in Metro Ethernet, FTTX and IP Triple Play in the world. Its portfolios includes OAM Solutions, IN-Band/SNMP Managed Fiber Switch, Media Converters (stand-alone, slide-in module) and Chassis, CWDM Solution and Household Triple Play devices.

Its SiMPNiC, as an IoT solution integrator, offers a full range of smart security, safety, comfort and well-being solutions to simplify daily complexity faced at living spaces, and provides peace of mind to the users.

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Source: SiMPNIc App.


 

EcoVolt’s products include the Carbon Electric PaintJTr Ceramic Electric Radiators, JTb IP64 Electric RadiatorsHeating Controls, and Solar PV system. Its exclusive electric heating paint product will be released later this year.

The company registered the patent JouleTherm CeP (Carbon Electric Paint) for the production of radiant heaters directly on to gypsum plasterboard by means of automatic screen printing process. The technology is very new to the heating market. Installations have been carried out by the Ecovolt team.

Picture: JouleTherm CEP Pre-fabricated Plasterboard with subtitles.


 

Elas Oh offers occupational health and health surveillance to companies nationwide in the provisions of on-site health surveillanceoccupational health services and health and safety management.

The health surveillance services includes lung function testingaudiometric testingHAVS and biological monitoring. Health services cover health assessment, medicals, management referrals and health and wellbeing. Its Attendance Pro (formerly Absence Assist) is also unique absence management system which has been proven to reduce absenteeism by up to 60%.

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Picture: Lung function assessment.

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Picture: The ELAS Occupational Health support team comes from a variety of backgrounds.


 

The company develops, sells and supports practical software tools in the fields of engineering, simulation, compliance-verification and financial justification of building services and renewable energy systems. Its software is used by architects, building services engineers and energy consultants.

The ETU Software products connect to Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems by supporting the import and export of drawings and data through the IFC format.

Its also provides services including product training and technical hotline support.

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Source: https://www.etu-software.com/M/COMPANY/About-ETU-Software/Seite.html,154195,96616

 

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Picture: Pipework Layout 3D PLUS.


 

GeoPal is a customisable mobile workforce management application that connects field workers, remote assets and internet of things sensors, leveraging field data to improve workforce productivity and give the user companies an edge over their competitions through the use of innovative technology.

Picture: GeoPal frontline energy.

 

Picture: Coffey Customer Testimonial.


 

Heatmiser is the leading manufacturer of temperature control systems, supplying equipment manufacturers across Europe.

One of its products is the market leading multi zone app control Neo range. Neo integrates voice control using Alexa on the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Siri on Apple HomeKit which also enables home automation.

Picture: Heatmiser Neo & HomeKit – Making your Home a Smart Home.


 

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