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Introduction: There are many possibilities to use IOT in the agricultural environment to better manage activities on a farm, to improve net productivity, as well as the general health and well-being of livestock and personnel. Typical applications include equipping the livestock with GPS trackers and monitoring equipment to determine vital signs. For example, whether livestock are ready for breeding. Similarly, crops can be managed for their growth and for soil conditions. Water can be managed in terms of capacity of reservoirs, water articulation equipment and stock watering pr
I’ll be blunt: the hype surrounding wearables as a mainstream commodity item is overstated, even in the context of IoT. I confess that I do own a watch, a gift from my wife, but I also confess that it languishes somewhere in the “third draw down”, along with other items that are out of sight and out of mind, but not necessarily in that order. Indeed, back in the day, everyone who could afford one wore a watch. When I was going through school, calculator watches were the representation of the pinnacle of electronic accessorising. And possibly handy in the classroom, too. Fast forward