Ex-Nokia Staff to Democratise Internet of Things
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
From the ashes of Nokia’s sale of its mobile division to Microsoft, a group of former employees – under the name Haitian – are crowdfunding a sensory device that allows users to configure their own Internet of Things functions without needing any prohibitive software programming knowledge.
The small, handheld device, called Thingsee One, contains 2G GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, light sensor, and pressure sensor. It can be used to measure movement, orientation, and weather and environmental conditions. The can configure these tools in any combination to power their own project via an accompanying mobile app.
Haitian have gathered US$23,597 of their US$99,000 target on Kickstarter so far. If they hit the threshold, Thingsee One is set to go on sale for $149+ in April 2015.