Dr. Liang and SensorUp were featured in a UToday’s article titled “Using ‘Internet of Things,’ smart devices can transform society”.  Dr. Liang emphasized on the importance of open standards for the Internet of Things.

Steve Liang, a researcher in the Schulich School of Engineering and entrepreneur who is working in the Internet of Things, a cool new area of technological development.
Steve Liang, a researcher in the Schulich School of Engineering and entrepreneur who is working in the Internet of Things, a cool new area of technological development.

“Some forward-thinking countries want to endorse a national standard and tell every company, ‘OK, this is how I want to do my smart city and you shall comply with this open standard,’ rather than a company saying, ‘OK, this is the system I use and you must use it’ — and then the government pays them for it for the next 50 years,” says Liang.

And “If we can effortlessly mix and match different systems, we can create new opportunities for innovation”

Read the full article here.