Disruptive tech innovation continues to keep business on their toes and there’s definitely no slowing over the coming years with the Gartner predicting that by 2020 there will 21 billion connected devices in the global Internet of Things.
While the mobile phone is the first connected device that comes to mind we’re soon to see smart clothes and implanted technology make their way into our increasingly complicated and interconnected lives.
At Stable Research we continue to innovate to provide our clients with the best solutions using the latest technology. Here’s 5 innovative developments that caught our eye:
While fitness wearables continue to generate big dollars there is a growing market for ‘smart clothing’. Ralph Lauren has released a PoloTech shirt that measures heart rate and breathing and which can be streamed to an app on your iPhone or Apple watch.
Smoke alarm battery app
This low cost innovation was recently on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Roost 9V battery sells for US$34.99. It contains a device that connects to your home wi-fi network. Fitted into a standard battery operated smoke alarm, it sends emergency alerts to your smartphone alerting you if the smoke detector goes off.
Delivery drones coming to a street near you
Amazon Air is currently undertaking test deliveries of products by drone in the US. They are just waiting on US FAA approval with Google and Walmart who are both showing interest in this new delivery method. It appears that the drones will only deliver locally at this stage which won’t worry Walmart because 70% of the US population lives within 5 kms of a Walmart store.
In what is being referred to as the ‘second machine age’, the concept of embeddable technology is no longer just the stuff of sci-fi movies with experts predicting that embeddable phones devices that are implanted in the body using wireless technology could be commercially available by 2023. These devices could be used for health tracking and to send alerts about diseases.
RapiTest is a new SMS based mobile research tool that engages consumers on their mobile phones or tablets. Videos and images can be shared, with feedback and engagement seamlessly integrated into the user experience. You will be hearing more from Stable Research about RapiTest over the coming weeks.
Maybe you have heard about a disruptive innovation that we haven’t included here. If so, why not let us know. Email or call us.