Murata sponsors Nordic IoT Hackathon 2016

April 06, 2016 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
 Murata sponsors Nordic IoT Hackathon 2016
Murata has announced that it is a Gold Sponsor of the forthcoming Nordic IoT Hackathon 2016 event taking place in Lund, Sweden, April 22 – 24.

The Nordic IoT Hackathon is a one-of-a-kind event in Northern Europe and gathers the best developers from around the globe, working on the design of intelligent buildings and healthcare infrastructure. Participation is international, featuring 10 teams from countries including Russia, USA, Canada, Israel, Germany, and three local entrants from Sweden.

Hiroshi Dan, Product Manager, Sensors, Murata comments, “The Nordic IoT Hackathon is a key event for Murata. Supporting the creation and development of IoT applications is a key focus for Murata and we look forward to working together with young engineers at the event to help them achieve their designs.“

The event will run for a total of 50 hours during which ten teams made up of startups, aspiring young engineering students and talented engineers will create IoT designs in either the Intelligent Buildings or Intelligent Healthcare Establishments category. Entries for the Intelligent Buildings category can cover the use of IoT in all types of buildings from schools, factories, through to large shopping malls and congress centres. The Intelligent Healthcare category will cover IoT innovation ideas in hospitals, elderly care establishments and home care provision in addition to designs that encourage and assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Murata will provide a BCG (Ballistocardiograph) sensor node – SCA11H - that can sense heart and respiration rate without connecting any pads or wires to the person being monitored. It can also be used to sense bed occupancy and sleep state. The sensor is also available as a complete unit that incorporates a microcontroller and Wi-Fi transceiver.

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