The Internet of Things is every area, every device, every sensor, every software are connected to each other and all together to the internet. The accessing all the mentioned devices via a smartphone or a computer is called IoT.
It is a platform where users are connected everyday things embedded with electronics, software, and sensor to internet enabling them to collect and exchange the data and information. So it goes any device take experience from another device same as human do.
With IoT, the interdependence among human will expand, i.e. interact, collaborate and contribute to things. The things in IoT refer to devices that might comprise all kind of built-sensors with the ability to collect and transfer over the network without any manual involvement.
What is a smart home? Will you not like it as switching off the lights when you left home, turn on the AC before you each home, unlock your home for temporary access for friends. One should not be surprised at how the IoT is shaping companies, building products, to make your life easy and more comfortable. The advantage of a smart home is saving time, energy and money as well.
Best smart home devices for 2018 include Amazon echo, Amazon Cloud Cam, Lifx Mini Wi-Fi Smart bulb, Philip’s White Hue LED Starter kit, Ecobee 4 (best smart thermostat), August Smart Lock home kit-enabled, Nest Helo (smart doorbell), Netgear Arlo Pro (outdoor security camera), Robot camera of Neato Botvac, Smart flood sensor, etc.
Smart Wearable Devices
The most experienced an explosive demand in a market all across the world. Giant companies such as Google, Samsung, Apple invested a great portion in building such as devices. The wearable devices such as installed sensor and software that collect data and information about users.
Broadly fitness, health, and entertainment devices are covered in this. The precondition from the IoT technology for wearable applications is highly energy resourceful or ultra-low power and small sized. Fitbit bands, Other companies manufacturing the smart band activity trackers.
It is another powerful application of IoT that is creating curiosity among humankind. Smart surveillance, smarter energy management, electronic automation, urban security, environmental monitoring are examples of IoT applications for smart cities.
Major issues of the people living in the cities such as population, traffic, water supply storage, etc will be solved under the concept of smart cities. Workers and politicians will need to implement a complete set of devices across the city by embedding sensors in traffic cones, stop lights, and other parts of the infrastructure.
Products such as smart trash cans will be sending an alert to municipal services when bin required to be emptied.
By installing sensors and with the help of web applications citizens will be able to find available parking slots across the city.
The likely of IoT in the retail sector is huge as it provides to retailers to connect with the customers to enhance the in-store understanding. A smartphone is an innovative way for retailers to remain connected with the customers even to stores.
Smartphones using Beacon technology can help retailers serve their customers better than ever before. As they can track consumers path via store and improve store layout and place the main products in high traffic areas as well.
IoT in Healthcare
Connected healthcare yet remains a sleeping giant of the Internet of Things application. The concept of the connected healthcare system and smart medical devices bears huge potential not just for companies but also for the well-being of people in a context of general.
Researchers are working hard to serve the society with best of healthcare products to offer them a healthier life. Scholars also tell that collected data of an individual will help you in a personalized analysis of health and strategies will be planned to recover the illness.