Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you make an emergency call? When you dial the local emergency line in Medellín, Colombia, a medical team of 3—a doctor and 2 pre-hospital care technicians—work under immense time pressure to determine the care needed, and dispatch the nearest appropriately equipped ambulance in a matter of minutes.
Until recently, this already high-stress process was fairly manually—prone to inefficiency and human error (i.e. misidentifying the closest ambulance). Pre-GPS, and still wading through handwritten medical records in 2013, Medellín’s emergency response teams relied on radio communication to identify and dispatch the closest ambulance with the necessary equipment. Continue reading “IoT for Healthcare: Medellín health tech company boosts emergency response time with IoT-powered ambulances”
Learn how Antonio Lignan built a low-cost Weather Monitor station using Zolertia and Ubidots. The tutorial takes us from listing the components to achieving autonomous power, IP65 enclosure, registration in WeatherUnderground and data sending to Ubidots.
Continue reading “Zolertia Tutorial: Weather Station over 6LoWPAN/IPv6 using Ubidots”
Agustin, Ubidots CEO, recently participated in an interview by Waytek, a large supplier of high quality electrical components. He answered a few questions about how fleet managers should be taking advantage of IoT technology to solve problems and find efficiencies. You can find the original article in this link. Here’s what he had to say: Continue reading “Fleet Management and the Internet of Things”
The Particle community keeps finding cool applications to the Particle Device family. This time it was John R McAlpine V Mac, who built a Smart Garage Door featuring integrations with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT, and data logging with Ubidots:
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