There are now almost 25,000 electric plug-in vehicles registered in Spain. According to forecasts by the Ministry for Ecological Transition, the figure will rise to 5 million by 2030. Driving sustainable mobility has become one of the main objectives of Smart Cities. To this end, we must find a balance and adapt cities to allow citizens to quickly and easily move in and out of urban centers using innovative services and modes of transport, without, of course, forgetting to manage resources efficiently.
If there’s a sector that is at the fore of technology, it’s medicine, applying new techniques that allow us to improve our quality of life.
In this blog post, I don’t want to focus on the latest technological advances, I want to focus on how new communications paradigms and new technologies, which are at our fingertips, can be used to improve healthcare.
On June 30th 1948, The New York Times devoted a 4-inch article on page 46 to a new invention: “A device called a transistor, which has several applications in radio where a vacuum tube ordinarily is employed”.  The article unveiled what Bell Labs (the R&D Department of the American telephone operator AT&T) had been developing and patenting since 1947. This modest announcement of what was to become the central artefact of electronics, was followed by a relatively non-aggressive plan of action for introducing the product on the market. AT&T waived the royalties for transistorized hearing aids in honor of Alexander Graham Bell, a lifelong advocate for the hearing impaired. There were not many more applications for the transistor technology in sight.
In my previous article on “Positioning systems and mobility management I” looked at the Wi-Fi infrastructure solution within a given area.
The location of a client carrying a Wi-Fi-enabled device could be estimated based on the information received from several APs about a client’s proximity. The client didn’t even have to connect to the network, just having the interface turned on was enough.