We are living in a digitalized world that is full of technological advancements. One of these technological advancements is Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a network of connected devices such as sensors, electronic equipment, cameras, and many more that are programmed in such a way that IoT automates them. This technology is becoming ever present wherever we go. Whether we are at work, at a mall, a hospital, a university, a stadium or even at home.
We also use many wearable IoT devices such as smartwatches and wrist bands that show our heartbeat, blood pressure, and the distance we walked. In the future, this healthcare devices will directly send the patients’ data health to doctors over a safe network. This will all be possible by smartly integrating technologies and equipment together to form an IoT network.
Advancements such as indoor location services and indoor geolocation will allow employees to schedule time, understand where people are and find desks and meeting spots on the fly when they choose to go into an office. Tightly integrated IoT platforms will allow them to have environmental control over their workplace through their phone. Employers will also better understand real-time occupancy and space utilization to drive planning, space optimization and leasing.
Farmers will use greenhouse farming to enhance the productivity of crops. In greenhouse farming, the environmental factors that affect the growth of crops will be controlled by IoT sensors. As all sensors and devices will connect over the Internet servers, they will provide accurate information on the environmental conditions of the plants. Then, the devices will activate actuators to control heaters, fans, windows, and lighting.
IoT will also be used in cars. HD cameras, thermal sensors, smart navigators, speed controller, rain sensors, wireless connectivity, and proximity sensors will be embedded in the car. You will need to enter your location and the destination. Then, the navigator will help locate the destination and try to find the shortest path.
In malls for instance, beacons, customer research, smart shelves, and robots will allow businesses to avoid shopping hassles and provide an unmatched shopping experience. This technology will continue being valuable for the retail and supply chain industries, enabling their workers to remotely keep track of inventory levels, warehouse space utilization and storage conditions.
IoT promises to put both consumer and industrial sectors at the center, proving that the technology will keep improving our lives.