Today people have higher expectations to live more convenient, comfortable, and preferably energy-efficient lives. Imagine while you walk out of the office, you are switching on your household air-conditioner and running the bath water in advance by tapping your cell phone, and when you get home, you just play music in your handset through DLNA wireless speakers without leaving your cell phone in a speaker-dock. You also have a control device automatically check the status of all the appliances and alert you in case of trouble no matter where you are with the auto adjustments on all the lights and electric appliances so to save the electrical bills without any hassle.
Smart life is no longer a fantasy, it already exists. Wireless sensing technologies have been widely adopted in several applications including smart energy, home entertainment, healthcare, security, etc, and your personal devices or even home can be connected, interactive, secure, and intelligent.
Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is an embedded sensing platform with computing and communication capabilities. A large variety of industrial and personal applications are increasingly impacted by WSN technologies as people desire everything to be simple. For example, WSN with motion detectors can switch off unnecessary lighting if nobody is detected in the office and, easily be able to sense and report temperature for air conditioning or heating system for optimal ambient control and so as saving electric bill. WSN can also harvest vibration energy to power up the GPS and wireless network functionality for location tracking of containers or trucks. According to ABI Research, 2010 WSN IC shipment grew more than 300 percent over the previous year and it is expected to keep growing strongly with 2011 almost doubling 2010 shipment numbers. “Smart life is to keep daily life simple and intuitive. We believe the technology behind it is simple wireless connectivity with smart sensors, ” commented Charles Lee, GM of Toumaz Asia.
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