Today we are witnessing a new revolution inspired by a new concept of the Internet in which people as well as objects are connected. We are talking about the Internet of Things. This new technology model connects devices in the world that surrounds us (sensors, actuators, devices in everyday objects), making it possible to gather information and provide a greater and better global connection. This new Internet model can transform objects or devices, originally programmed for a certain automated function, into intelligent devices that send information to the Internet and the Cloud, and receive information from their environment, thus allowing them to respond according to the interest of the individuals.
The BISITE research group has ample experience in the design and implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks, as well as the design of novel fusion algorithms for the information received from the sensors. The sensor networks provide an infrastructure capable of supporting distributed communication needs, and increase the mobility, flexibility and efficiency of the users. Furthermore, they facilitate the availability of services (programs, data, equipment, etc.) for any network team that may require them, regardless of the physical location of either the resource or the user. The control and automation devices make it possible to obtain information about the environment and to react physically, expanding user capabilities and automating daily activities.