Vodafone today announced it has developed a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) proof-of-concept connected "Smart Summer? holiday essentials to help protect against UV, keep children safe on the beach and locate lost luggage.
The Vodafone "Smart Summer" bikini and men's swim shorts are equipped with UV sensors that track exposure to sunlight throughout the day. A smartphone app notifies the user when they have had too much exposure to UV light. The swimwear also contains a small vibrating alert built into the waistband and strap. The "Smart Summer? child?s sun hat contains a UV sensor plus a low-powered Vodafone IoT SIM and tracking device which sends a warning message to the parent?s smartphone if the child wanders beyond a pre-determined distance. The "Smart Summer? suitcase includes an embedded Vodafone IoT tracking technology to enable the owner to geolocate missing luggage via their smartphone.