Yesterday, at the Designer of Things conference in San Jose, the IPSO Alliance (IPSO) showcased the ten finalized for its IPSO Challenge, which invited entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professionals in the technology sector to imagine and implement products that use Internet Protocol (IP) to solve real-world problems.
“The IPSO Challenge offers inventors and start-ups in the industry the opportunity to showcase how they use Internet Protocol (IP) and open standards in building the Internet of Things (IoT),” said Nicholas Ashworth, treasurer of the IPSO Alliance and Challenge Co-Chairman, said in a written statement. “With entries coming in from around the world, the quality and variety of this year's contestants was truly impressive.”
Entrants came from all over the world. Those competing for the prize received development hardware/software kits from Challenge sponsors, which included ARM, Atmel, Freescale, Micrium, Sigma Designs, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.
Yesterday, the company announced that the $10,000 prize had been captured by the Smart Rock, a low-power IoT device for industrial and mining applications. The People's Choice award went to HeadsUp!, a smart object equipped with an accelerometer to monitor the position of a patient's head when recovering from pneumatic retinopexy surgery, done to heal retinal detachment.
Click on the image below to start a slideshow of all of the finalists, along with details about each project.
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN