Two undergraduate students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Enginereing, Abou-Baker Fofana and Connor Gordon, demonstrated their summer project at Cleveland [R]IoT (Realizing Internet of Things) Happy Hour Event held at the Music Box Supper Club in the Flats. The project, titled "Human Motion Tracking”, aimed at tracking consenting users in the Kinect sensor view and providing them with real-time haptic feedback based on their actions. The demo system consists of a smartwatch, a smartphone and a server. More than two hundred individuals from the local industry and academia attended and there were about 20 demonstrations.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. A recent study by IDC estimated the global IoT market will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020.