Travel Boom Jumpstarts Demand for Digital Signs, Wayfinding Tools As travel and tourism make a post-pandemic comeback, hotels and event centers are transforming operations to provide a safe, contactless and efficient guest experience. Digital signage and interactive wayfinding are becoming fast-growing solution areas for hospitality, as they can direct guests to all the amenities and services the facility has to offer while being mindful of rapidly evolving health requirements.
Creating Better Patient Experiences with Digital Signs and Wayfinding Health and safety in hospitals, office buildings, and shared public spaces has never been more critical. Healthcare providers and hospitals have tightened operational protocols to try and protect every person on-site. Among other things, this means reducing interactions among staff and visitors and getting patients to the right location quickly and efficiently.
City Services Get Smarter With AI The CityDash platform provides analytics and data intelligence for cities for economic development, urban planning, mobility, transportation, public safety, and more. The technology helps municipal workers and regular citizens make more sense of life and work in multiple cities around the globe, including in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s smart cities, San Leandro.
IoT Solutions Provide Foundation for More Effective, Data-Driven Policing As individuals ramp up the volume and kinds of data they generate, police need effective, automated ways to keep pace. IoT, AI, and robotic solutions are paving the way for cities to provide data-driven precision law enforcement.
These Autonomous Spider Robots are Out of This World A small robot with tiny legs is tested and ready for its first extraterrestrial adventure on the moon and slated for lunar landing in summer 2021. The spider robot will crawl across the surface of the moon collecting a web of lunar data through onboard sensors and cameras, which will be beamed back to Earth.
Intel AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World Artificial intelligence (AI) developer Jagadish K. Mahendran and his team designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
Tablet-based Platform Helps Fire Departments Track Events—and Save Lives Two California firefighters looked to IoT technology to create a more effective incident response for firefighting teams. They developed Tablet Command, an intelligent platform solution and mobile app that can keep firefighters safer and better prepared in the line of duty.
Drones Deliver Vital Supplies and Fill Delivery Gap During Pandemic Use of unmanned aircraft is on the rise as health care facilities require ever more protective gear and medical supplies. With the promise of contactless delivery, drone developers can also bring relief to quarantined populations that struggle to find safe delivery of food and medical supplies and provide protection for delivery personnel.
Digital Kiosks Bring Connectivity, Communications, and Security to Dense Urban Areas CityBeacon kiosks use Intel® IoT capabilities to bridge the digital and physical worlds, giving citizens interactive access to a host of dynamic community information and enabling city leaders to create safer public spaces.