Connected objects


Internet of things  /  Article

Datavenue challenge: The Dona Care connected watch monitors the health of senior citizens

What is Life Plus’s story? Since late 2015, Life Plus has been developing technologies to prevent frailty in people over the age of 65. Our solutions aim to prevent people from becoming frail and, ideally, prolong independence. There are around 20 people in our company, all from a variety of backgrounds but most are technically […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Datavenue Challenge: no more hydroalcoholic gel shortages thanks to connected dispensers

Can you tell us a bit about Percall? Percall was established in the year 2000 and has 350 consultants. We were originally a service company specialising in the development and integration of product lifecycle management (PLM). Today, we also provide solutions of our own. We have been involved in the IoT for seven years, focusing […]


Research  /  Blog

Designing self-trackers: from measurement to behaviour changes

Self-tracking through technical artefacts (notebooks, scales etc.) is a very old practise that is experiencing unprecedented growth with the proliferation of digital devices – connected watches or bracelets, applications for measuring physical activity, sleep etc. This growth of the self-tracker market can be seen as a more overarching phenomenon in the “well-being” sector, in which […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Towards a common “language” for smart homes

At the end of 2019, the Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group was set up under the umbrella of the Zigbee Alliance, bringing together major players in services (GAFA), distribution (Amazon, IKEA and others) and manufacturers of connected devices (including Samsung, Legrand and Somfy). The project aims to develop a unified and open standard […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Extended reality for learning, designing, visiting, etc.

The term “extended reality” (XR) refers to all environments that combine real and virtual elements with various levels of interactivity with and between these elements. This includes augmented reality (AR), which superposes virtual 2D or 3D elements onto a real environment, virtual reality (VR), which completely immerses the user in a virtual universe, and mixed […]


Internet of things  /  Article

The best of fine watchmaking and connectivity, together in one watch

Montblanc is among such high-end smartwatch pioneers. In 2017, the maker with the snowy cap logo launched the Summit, its first luxury smartwatch. It was the watchmaker’s way of showing it could, by joining forces with Google and its wearables-dedicated OS, reinvent itself and equip its chronograph with Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi connection. Summit 2+, […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

Edge computing

Edge computing is a new stage in the evolution of cloud computing. It consists in shifting remote data storage and processing from distant servers to the edge of the network. Thus, the data no longer systematically pass through the “cloud”, but are processed locally, close to the people or machines that produce and/or consume them. […]


Internet of things  /  Article

OS and connected objects: ever-changing ecosystems

Orange shares its expertise with OS designers and the players involved in connected object ecosystems in order to deliver an optimum user experience.


Internet of things  /  Article

Viktor: smart cushion tackling isolation among seniors

Viktor, a decorative sofa cushion and smart device, enabling seniors to keep in touch with friends, family and carers, while enjoying access to entertainment content.


Internet of things  /  Podcast

What about free will in a world that is assisted by data and connected objects?

The point of view of Christine Balagué, full professor of the Good in Tech Chair, on the question of free will in a world of data and connected objects.


Internet of things  /  Article

Health applications and wearables: impacts on the medical ecosystem and practices

Smart health objects have an impact on the medical ecosystem and practices.


Internet of things  /  Article

The race is on to make smart devices safe

Orange has a hand in every aspect of the IoT chain of services: in networks, via its investments in LoRa and LTE-M, in device and data management, via its Datavenue service and its Live Objects and DataShare platforms, but also in the devices themselves, having established a position in the smart device market in partnership […]