Internet of Things designers have been revolutionizing analog devices for years, making the world a more connected, more efficient place. Now, physical and digital designers have moved on from connecting just machines to the Internet.
British nonprofit conservation organization Protect has come up with a creative way to combat rhino poachers — connect the beasts to the Internet of Things.
Protect has equipped the rhino with a horn-embedded camera, a GPS transmitter around its neck, and a heart-rate monitor. Protect calls the device the Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device, or RAPID for short.
If the heart-rate of