IoT has been brewing a storm. Recent revelations in IoT are breaking down one of the differences that set humans apart from non-living things- communication among themselves. The idea of interconnected devices is where the devices are ‘smart’ enough to share relevant information not only with us but also cloud based applications and finally to each other (from IoT enabled devices to others).
Smart devices are nothing but IoT connected devices that are designed so as to capture and utilise every bit of data that you can share and use in day-to-day lives. All of these interconnected devices use the data to interact and make decisions to help complete tasks which are keeping human interests in mind.
Here we will be looking at some of the real world applications of IoT. Read on…
- Smart Everything!
No need for you to walk all the way to the fan regulator or the A/C remote- IoT connected devices will read your location and set the room to the optimum temperature and humidity by the time you reach home. Are you out and need to allow access to your friend, but only you have the keys? You can grant a temporary pass that will enable your friend or guest to make themselves comfortable at your home until you arrive. IoT makes things a lot more convenient and simple.
Smart homes are promised to reduce the expenses and save you time and money.
These have been in the news and the market for quite some time now- wrist bands to fitness trackers. Google to Samsung has all made headway in this field.
Wearables include sensors that read information and then use the collected information and data to give suitable results/ insights to the users. There are fitness wearables that will read your calories burnt, distance covered, heart rate, blood pressure and so on.
There are entertainment wearables such as smartwatches that will enable you to answer calls and read messages with your phone lying in the other room- Highly efficient, low-powered and small.
- Energy Management
Power grids will be smart and reliable. The basic idea behind one is that it collects data and information in an automated and pre-programmed fashion- this is to read and analyse the behavior of electricity consumers and suppliers. This data can then be used to improve the efficiency as well as the economics of energy usage.
Smart grids will be able to detect the cause and location of a power outage and even redistribute the power to ensure that the flow of energy is not hindered at any cost.