by Claudia Eckert, Director of the Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT cluster of excellence and Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC
The age of smart devices and applications is not only dawning, it is here. Every one of us interacts with connected devices multiple times a day, generating vast data to be analysed across a range of industries, applications, and scenarios. The number of objects equipped with a sensor and means for processing data is increasing exponentially. Correspondingly, the realisation of the “Internet of Things” is showing promising first results. For example, in telemedicine and patient monitoring, in the automotive industry, in building automation and in smart home applications, in logistics, to name only a few.