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Vatican Introduces ‘Click To Pray eRosary’ to IoT World

Silviu STAHIE

October 17, 2019

Vatican Introduces ‘Click To Pray eRosary’ to IoT World

The Vatican has entered the Internet of Things (IoT) world with its “Click to Pray eRosary” wearable device that aims to help people pray for peace and keep track with the aid of an accompanying app.

The Click to Pray eRosary is a new wearable device launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. It’s activated by making the sign of the cross, and it synchronizes with a phone app of the same name, giving people access to an audio guide and personalized content.

The Catholic Church is trying to appeal to the younger generations with a technological teaching tool designed to bring an old religious custom into the modern world. The IoT ecosystem is big enough to welcome any kind of device, no matter its function.

“Physically, the device consists of ten consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads, and of a smart cross which stores all the technological data connected to the app,” reads the official announcement from the Vatican. “When activated, the user has the possibility to choose either to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative Rosary and different kinds of thematic rosaries that will be updated every year.”

The Click to Pray eRosary is part of an initiative called the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network that connects people around the world who want to pray.

A problem with this device is that the IoT world is always under siege from threat actors, and any communication between it and phones will be exposed. The Vatican needs to stay on top of security to make sure that its Click to Pray eRosary wearable adapts to the requirements of IoT.

Photo credit: The Vatican

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