A Touch of Haptics and Hand Tracking Tech in a 2D World In the future, haptics feedback could enrich online shopping by allowing customers to feel fabrics, operate kiosks and screens without touching them, expand the capabilities of remote medicine, and bring humanity to virtual reality.  
Electronic Smart Tattoos Enable Control of a Robotic Hand Researchers are using temporary tattoos to add functionality to robots and healthcare monitoring. Sturdy but flexible, these devices can track body movements and bring life to robots.  
QSRs Clean Up with Automated Maintenance Solution An IoT-capable smart mop allows retailers to ensure facilities are well maintained, even when inclement weather leads to wetter floors. The smart solution dynamically adjusts cleaning schedules and gives owners solid data to mitigate potential injury claims.  
Faster, More Secure Onboarding of IoT Devices FIDO Alliance has released an automated onboarding protocol for IoT devices that gives solution integrators a more speedy, secure way to pair any IoT device to any device management system.
Sensors Integrated in Fabric Could Redefine Telemedicine Smart garments can accurately monitor patient vitals and actions without needing typical medical equipment. They also can improve exercise experiences for individuals. With greater use of smart health devices, it’s no surprise that smart garments are on the rise.  
Smart Carts Make Shopping Easier and More Efficient Grocery carts use artificial intelligence and machine learning to track items and tabulate customer purchases on the fly, eliminating the need for shoppers to stand in the checkout line. Data collected also provides retailers with information about consumer behavior, product placement, and inventory.  
Face Masks 2.0 Add IoT for Airflow, COVID-19 Detection Companies are finding innovative ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. From improving functionality to incorporating test capabilities, face masks are transforming as they level up to smart masks.  
Electronic Skin Is the New Wearable Device Researchers are developing synthetic skin-like devices that monitor vital signs and movement, dispense medicine, and react to sensory stimulation. The technologies bring the promise of smart capabilities to artificial prosthetics and advanced telemedicine.  
How to Tap the Superpowers at the IoT Edge: A Podcast with OnLogic Co-Founder Lisa Groeneveld From gathering intelligence to providing predictive maintenance, IoT at-the-edge solutions are making an enormous impact in Industry 4.0. To find out what’s happening now in industrial computing, the IoT Integrator editors chatted with Lisa Groeneveld, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board at OnLogic. She describes how smart factories are tapping into data and automation at the edge, how the Internet of Things touches our lives every single day, and how her own company re-imagined operations in a COVID-19 world.    
Universities Use IoT to Ensure Student Safety After a rocky fall term plagued by COVID-19 outbreaks and temporary lockdowns, colleges are evaluating how to successfully bring students back to campus—if not yet to the classroom—for the next semester.

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