Practical Insights on Internet of Things

How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides

How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides

Published on: Feb 13 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides
Floods and mudslides regularly devastate El Salvador. Villagers can identify impending floods and mudslides, but they are unable to warn others in time. Rugged...
Fixing M&E with Sensors and the Internet of Things

Fixing M&E with Sensors and the Internet of Things

Published on: Mar 11 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Fixing M&E with Sensors and the Internet of Things
Poverty reduction efforts in many developing countries often take the form of household water filters, community hand-driven water pumps, improved wood, charcoal...
The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

Published on: Feb 19 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the invitation of FHI360 and Cisco, the Red Cross recently presented early insights from our experience introducing fire-detecting sensors across two informal...
Please RSVP Now: How Can We Use IoT for Development?

Please RSVP Now: How Can We Use IoT for Development?

Published on: Jan 20 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: How Can We Use IoT for Development?
After more than a decade of discussion and anticipation, the Internet of Things is now firmly on its way. But don’t let the name fool you, the “Internet of...
How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

Published on: Jan 20 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
I am a firm believer in the coming sensor revolution in development. We can now develop very cheap yet smart sensors, and as we saw at the MERL Tech conference...
Sensors for MERL: What Works? What Does Not? What Have We Learned?

Sensors for MERL: What Works? What Does Not? What Have We Learned?

Published on: Nov 23 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Sensors promise rapid insights into development programs. Exciting and quickly evolving technologies are expanding the range of what can be measured, while the...
How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

Published on: May 27 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization
The growing access to information and communication technologies in developing communities is having a transformative effect on the way in which international relief...
Hardware Hack: Android Mobile Phone + IOIO Board = Simple Temperature Sensor

Hardware Hack: Android Mobile Phone + IOIO Board = Simple Temperature Sensor

Published on: Aug 22 2011 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Right around the time of Google I/O, SparkFun announced the IOIO board, a bridge-board for Android phones to talk to other electronics like sensors, etc. The IOIO...