Digital identities in your everyday life

Trusted identities will soon move from simply an add-on feature to become embedded in applications used in daily routines for both consumers and professional users. This trend is partly driven by the evolution of workplaces and temporary offices. Shortly we will see new applications emerge such as employee mustering - real-time reporting of employees' and guests’ locations during an evacuation. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/embedding-trusted-identities-more-deeply-in-everyday-activities-for-businesses-and-consumers/

Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT)

As a growing range of industry segments are embracing the power of IoT, the need for trusted identities will increase. This will be decisive for real-time location systems and proof of presence solutions where the identity of people or things in a physical space is crucial. The time has come for the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT). http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/internet-of-trusted-things-iott/

The future of indoor positioning

Whether the goal is simply to aid shoppers in a mall or prevent accidents in warehouses, the solution is increasingly spelled IPS, as in Indoor Positioning Systems. An IPS solution locates people or objects inside buildings, typically via readers or sensors reporting to a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/the-future-of-indoor-positioning/

Why gadgets have never been closer at hand

The future is here, and getting personal. With technology seemingly advancing at the speed of light, it may only be a matter of time before much more advanced wearable gadgets turn mainstream. But what defines wearable technology and which are the most common application areas today? And why on earth are all these devices hitting the market right now? The arrival of new sensors and low-power radio chips has something to do with it. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/why-gadgets-have-never-been-closer-at-hand/

Developing mobile access for hotels

We recently posted and article about how products are developed at ASSA ABLOY's shared global innovation organization, Shared Technologies. We continue this series by talking to Dennis Johannesson, R&D Project Manager at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. Dennis has been creating key solutions for the hospitality industry for almost two decades and has experienced the journey from a traditional mechanical key to an app in the phone. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/developing-mobile-access-for-hotels/

Body field communication

Can you imagine locking or unlocking a door simply by touching the doorknob? Or being able print a document by placing one hand on the copy machine and the other on your laptop? It may sound like science fiction but is actually a very real possibility thanks to a new close-range communication technology called RedTacton. First developed by Japanese NTT (Nippon Telephone & Telegraph) in 2005, the new technology takes wireless communication a step further by replacing the radio waves used for transmission over Bluetooth, IR and similar technologies with the minute electrical field emitted by the human body. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/body-field-communication/