Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Fujitsu unveils IoT package that senses the status of people and things

Steve Rogerson
May 13, 2015
At this week’s Tokyo International Forum, Japanese company Fujitsu is revealing Ubiquitousware, an IoT package that senses the status of people and things and their surrounding environments and analyses the information to provide actionable data tailored to a customer's business.
The package consists of core modules that, in combination with sensors, microcontrollers and wireless communications function, can analyse sensing data. These core modules work in tandem with middleware that uses sensors to learn and analyse data in the cloud. Sensing data is analysed using the Human-Centric Engine, Fujitsu's proprietary algorithms, which convert data into information that customers can put to use quickly, such as fall detection or body-posture detection.
Ubiquitousware is available as a package of modules and middleware that can be installed in existing devices and systems. The first example of a device embedded with Ubiquitousware is a head mounted display, also being announced at the forum. Location badges, vital-sign sensing bands and other products will be rolled out beginning December 2015.
Fujitsu has begun field testing Ubiquitousware with customers and is making initiatives toward its deployment within the Fujitsu Group. The results of these efforts will be used to expand its IoT business into a variety of fields.
The company is pursuing human-centric IoT initiatives to help companies develop lines of business using a wide range of digital information. Building on the base of its Human-Centric Engine that it has developed through PCs and mobile devices, the company is now offering Ubiquitousware as the front-end interface for human-centric IoT.
Prototypes of devices with embedded Ubiquitousware are also being displayed at the forum, which runs from May 14 to 15.