Location Trends 4: Expanding our hyper-mobile society

The next wave of new technologies will need to offer hyper-mobility and genuine, real-life connections if they are to be relevant and succeed.

The need for sustaining and enhancing emotionally valuable connections with acquaintances, friends and family, regardless of space and time, is being answered with a plethora of advanced tools, services, platforms and vehicles.

We are seeing advancements that further enable physical and social mobility in the real and virtual world. The advanced vision and processing capabilities of mobile devices continue to enhance virtual near-real-world involvement and meaningful connections. Doctors and family members can follow and actively engage with the health and wellbeing of patients and loved ones 24/7, from anywhere. And autonomous driving technology is creating a new category of personal mobility vehicles aiming for last mile mobility and services.

A hyper-mobile future is one which fosters meaningful connections by creating a more diverse, equal and interconnected society, with services and experiences made more accessible for everybody.

Advanced vision and processing capabilities of mobile devices continue to enhance virtual near-real-world involvement and meaningful connections.

Technology that was only available to professionals just a few years ago is now affordable enough and powerful enough to fit in the mobile devices and laptops of anyone who wants to experiment with them.

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Xperia XZ1 Sony
3D scans with the phone to create 3D memories to share with friends or get printed, provide endless possibilities.

Humaneye 360 Vuze
The first consumer 3D 360 4K VR Video Camera for the simple creation of immersive VR experiences.

Windows 10 Mixed Reality
Lenovo, Dell, HP, Samsung and Acer Headsets with Windows 10 Mixed Reality offer an affordable entry to experiencing a combination of reality, VR, AR and immersive technologies.

Doctors and family members can follow and actively engage with the health and wellbeing of patients and loved ones 24/7.

In healthcare, medical-grade mobile devices enable patients to assess and monitor their health and to receive therapy remotely. By linking these devices to digital healthcare platforms, patients can connect to their health professionals and family members, which allows every party to participate in the care process, regardless of location.

 

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Care@Home™ Family
This flexible solution adapts monitoring parameters to the needs of each resident and can be used as a self-monitored or professionally monitored service. An advanced interface keeps family members up to date with elderly relatives who require partial or full daily monitoring.

Autonomous driving technology is creating a new category of personal mobility vehicles aiming for last mile mobility and services.

Mobility is being transformed on all levels. The number and variety of personal mobility devices with automated functions is growing.

Concept-i WALK Toyota

With its compact size fitting in with walking areas and automated driving function, the i WALK increases a person’s range of movement with safety and peace of mind, indoor and outdoor.

 

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Concept RoboCas Honda
An autonomous mobility solution to carrying things or people and enabling on-demand service delivery.

 

“A hyper-mobile future is one which fosters meaningful connections by creating a more diverse, equal and interconnected society, with services and experiences made more accessible for everybody.”

Topics: Editor's picks, Location Trends, Autonomous World

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