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CASE STUDY

SmartThings: integrating physical and digital lives

SmartThings enables true human-computer interaction by ensuring that everything we own – electronic and otherwise – is part of the conversation.

Location United States

Scope
Just shy of 15 billion items are currently connected to the internet, and it’s predicted that by 2020 this may have risen to 50 billion. [1] This figure no longer applies exclusively to electronic goods; the internet now encompasses anything we desire – whether lights, doors, appliances or even pets. As developers create new ways to apply this technology, early adopters are keen to plug their physical lives into their digital counterparts.

While applying the 'internet of things' to everyday life has been attempted via multiple products in recent years, being met only with moderate success, ...

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