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Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.

Singapore creates new office to further drive digitalisation

Singapore creates new office to further drive digitalisation

The SG Digital Office will recruit 1,000 digital ambassadors to help every individual and business to go digital in the phased economic recovery from Covid-19.

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Seoul: A city based on data

Seoul: A city based on data

The South Korean capital believes the analysis of urban patterns forms the bedrock of smart infrastructure and services. SmartCitiesWorld explores how it has been using data more intelligently since 2011.

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches coronavirus support programme for mayors

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches coronavirus support programme for mayors

The initiative will provide cities with virtual coaching, shared best practices and up-to-date information.

Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city

Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city

The move aims to boost connectivity across the city and give citizens and businesses more choice.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Woven City will be home to 2,000 residents and researchers who will test and develop smart city technologies.

Seoul bolsters its smart city infrastructure with IoT network

Seoul bolsters its smart city infrastructure with IoT network

The Metropolitan Government is planning to deploy a city-wide Internet of Things network as part of its plan to create one of the world’s first hyper-connected cities by 2022.