Internet of Things
IoT is about internet-connected devices such as home appliances, vehicles, hospital equipment, small and large scale industrial machinery and other physical devices. The three components of IoT are:
- Internet as the medium, or communication method
- “Things” (objects / devices) known as hardware
These devices are interconnected over networks along with required software, actuators, sensors, and network connectivity.
Each of these devices are uniquely identified over the network and exchange data between one another.
Smart Home Automation
Commonly used applications of IoT with respect to smart home automation are:
- Controlled electrical fixtures such as lights and air conditioners
- Simplified garden or lawn management
- Controlled smart home appliances like refrigerators and thermostats
- Enhanced safety and security at home
- Water and air quality control and monitoring
- Voice based home assistant supporting natural language
- Smart locks and switches
Just like smart homes, wearables remain a hot topic among IOT applications. Wearable tech has become a hot commodity in the consumer marketplace, with many people seeking fully-customizable alternatives for managing daily activities like exercise, commuting, and productivity.
IoT is trending immensely within the healthcare and medicine practice industries. Professionals should find the use and incorporation of IoT-themed systems expanding within facilities. The diverse data collected from large sets of real-world cases increases both the accuracy and size of medical data.
The precision of medical care delivery is also improved by incorporating more sophisticated technologies in the healthcare system.
Research and Development:
Current medical research often lacks the integration of critical, real-time data. IoT provides a wealth of valuable data and information through analysis, real-time field data, and testing.This data is far superior to standard analytics, with the ability to actually perform tasks in a research-based capacity. In providing more practical and reliable data, IoT yields better solutions and identifies previously-unknown challenges. Overall, the use of IoT is fundamental for research and development purposes.
Current devices are improving in their power, precision, and availability. However, these devices tend to lack benefits and qualities inherent within IoT systems. IoT has the potential to unlock existing technology, and lead us towards better healthcare and medical device solutions.
Potentially filling the gaps between how healthcare is administrated, including equipment usage, creates an actual sophisticated method of employment rather than just the “tools for the job.”