Imagine waking up, rubbing your eyes and realizing you are late for work. You run up and down your house, trying to get organized and ready. You try your best. Yet you end up with your clothes burnt from the iron, your food burnt to charcoal and being as late as never. You start blaming yourself for waking up late. You wonder if your curtains could open themselves, your clothes ironed to perfection and so on.You wish you could swing a wand and all your chores would take care of themselves. You think it’s just a dream. And so, it is. Yet.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively new concept introduced in the 90s which could cater to many industrial, commercial and household operations. It basically involves using a network of physical devices, vehicles, and home appliances embedded with electronics, actuators, sensors, etc, to connect, collect and exchange data.
Coined by Kevin Ashton of Procter & Gamble, the term signifies a network of devices run by a single AI or computer or a group of such devices. Real life control of the devices depends on intricate systems of actuators and sensors, designed as per the user’s choice or needs.
A world lead by IoT technology already surrounds us, making us believe the world can truly be made a better place.
Doctors face an existential crisis, making critical decisions daily, and crave for magical wands to save their day. To offer them respite, IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) is here, an application of IoT in the medical field, which refers to the collection of data and analysis to improve medical research and operations. They can be in the form of remote health monitoring, of BP and heart rate, etc.
IoT can be used in several manufacturing applications to realize the seamless integration of various manufacturing devices, equipped with sensing, identification, processing, actuation and so on. Digital control systems to automate process controls, operator tools, etc are already in place signifying giant leaps of IoT in recent years. IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is estimated to generate $12 trillion by 2030.
Thinking IoT can be applied only at a small scale ? Don't underestimate the power of IoT yet. Metropolitan scale deployments have already begun. For e.g., the planned city in Songdo, South Korea, with a first of its kind fully equipped and wired smart city. Much of the city is planned to be wired and automated, with little or no human intervention.
IoT is a relatively new field with diverse applications opening every single day. Even at the household level, it can be effective. A Dutch company recently released an app which allows you to control the temperature in your home. Another MNC released a coffee maker app, which automatically gets coffee prepared when you get out of bed. Times are certainly a-changing’.
Soon, it’ll be easy to wake up, not wanting to recline to your dreams to a place where AI helps in your daily life. It’s just a matter of time, with IoT leading the way…
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