University of Southampton launches research into smart devices

January 23, 2018 by  

Connected devices are being researched at the University of Southampton.

The Southampton-based project involves cooperation with researchers from the University of Surrey. Digital printing at Southampton Hedge End may be used by people in the tech sector. The 5G Innovation Centre is based within Surrey, while the location of the Southampton Wireless Group (SWG) is more obvious.

The Department of Electronics and Computer Science is home to Professor Lie-Liang Yang. Professor Yang said:

“Our vision for the future is that everything will be smart: smart homes and smart cities connected by smart transportation systems, smart healthcare, smart environments, and much more. Achieving these objectives relies on a huge number of smart devices or machines acting in different roles, and most of them connected via the Internet of Things (IoT).”

The initiative is called ‘New Air Interface Techniques for Future Massive Machine Communications’ and should produce a variety of commercial applications. The vision is that industrial partners should be able to exploit the potential of the products in question.

The university-related spinout AccelerComm will be involved in taking the project forward. More renowned organisations like Sony Europe, General Electric and Thales have also agreed to participate in the ambitious scheme.

The SWG has developed a track record of driving successful innovation. Since the 1980s, it has played a role in advancing communications on a wireless basis.