Our Digitial Life finalist Lhings from Spain has developed an innovative IoT cloud platform for end-users who can start using its services simply by creating a free account. Therefore, the platform allows people to interact with devices and with them, offer services to others. We talked to Agustin Navarro, CEO of Lhings, about his startup.
Where did your idea for the company come from?
Agustin Navarro (Lhings): The core of our team are researchers who were involved in connectivity for medical laboratories years ago. Having the know-how and expertise, we realized it could be applied to anything with innumerable applications in our everyday life. Our vision, the passion for this idea and also the possibility of providing people with a positive impact on their lives through our technology were enough motivation to start the company.
For which kind of audience is your product or service intended and what problem is it solving?
Agustin Navarro (Lhings): The objective of Lhings is to provide consumers with a tool to enjoy the services and benefits provided by IoT technology, and at the same time provide a tool for service providers, integrators, corporations and even individuals, to render those services.
Tell us a bit about the company’s founders like their professional or industry background and the origins of the founding idea.
Agustin Navarro (Lhings): The company founders have a strong background in applied research, PhD. in Physics and also PhD. in Electronics and Biomedical Engineering. Their main efforts have been focus on eHealth applications with the aim of improving the quality of life of people through technology.
When developing a cloud solution for everything which is connected to the web, which are the main obstacles or challenges to overcome considering all the different existing technical standards?
Agustin Navarro (Lhings): That’s right. The non-existence of a unique standard makes it difficult for a cloud solution like Lhings, which is intended to connect everything, to achieve its goal. We are tackling this by opening different channels for different standards to our cloud, and also being active in new initiatives as the Allseen Alliance, in which we are members.