What We Have Covered in This Article
- 1 What can I do with IoT? Where can be applied?
- 2 Internet of Things: 5 Uses, Examples and Applications
- 3 What benefits does IoT bring to your day-to-day business?
- 4 How can IoT change people’s day-to-day lives?
Last Updated on August 23, 2017 by Editor Futurescope
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that is now trending in the media and in social networks, but do you know what applications it has in your daily life?
The term “Internet of Things” (IoT – Internet of Things) refers to all those objects or devices of everyday life that are connected to the Internet and that have some kind of intelligence.
Already in previous articles we talked about the technology of the future, where we started naming terms like Smart packaging, wearables and / or business analytics. All of them refer to new forms of technology that will gradually begin to be installed in our day to day both personally and business.
Internet of Things allows any object to communicate with another around it and carry out a certain task or function.
According to expert they research and found technology increase by 39% the number of devices connected to the Internet of things; That is, this figure represents an increase of more than 500 million devices compared to the previous year, 2015.
What can I do with IoT? Where can be applied?
When we talk about Internet of Things, we can see that there are many areas of application of this technology and that serve to improve different aspects of our lifestyle:
Domestics: Who does not fall in problem if a light has been left on the house or an open faucet? Would you like to be control heating system in your home that depending on the room temperature? With IoT this is possible.
Appliances that communicate with the user: This is the case of intelligent refrigerators that can notify us when a product inside is near an expiration date or when it is about to end and we should buy more.
Biomedical control systems: These are systems that easily control our vital signs, our food, our sleep … We can even talk about applications that control the correct functioning of a pacemaker and predict situations that may be critical for the patient. In this case, information processing can be combined with subsequent decision making, interconnected clothing, exercise control systems that are included in sneakers that can monitor our running or wearing wearables.
Trends in consumer use: Being able to detect whether or not a rider has the right shoes for the routes he / she makes or if he / she uses the most appropriate thermal clothing in the most common environments, would be some examples of IoT use in this area.
Automobile: vehicles that are able to detect the best route in real time by a city to avoid jams or traffic lights.
Internet of Things: 5 Uses, Examples and Applications
The IoT is “an extension of the current Internet that allows connections and communication between physical objects and devices“. In practical terms, it means that we are surrounded by intelligent technology that adapts to the needs of the users and these are five examples of how the IoT simplifies and improves the day to day of people. Siemens experts give us 5 uses, examples and internet applications of things in everyday life, as well as their advantages or disadvantages. Let’s see:
In order to make buildings more efficient and competitive, digitization of housing plays a key role. Here the Internet of Things comes into play, once a building has been digitized, data and information are constantly transmitted about the operation of all the disciplines integrated in a building: from the weather, to protection against fires. For example, there are intelligent management platforms that help the user to manage, directly from the mobile, the environment of their offices according to their needs.
The Internet of Things has one of its most visible applications on the roads of our cities. The so-called smart cities have cooperative traffic systems that, also through sensors, facilitate the flow of means of transport, cyclists and pedestrians. An example? In New Castle, thanks to the equipping of its streets with sensors and communication units, citizens can move faster and safer by reducing the environmental impact.
E-mobility and Smart Grids
E-mobility is already a reality and its sustainability also passes through the Internet technology of Things. Power distributors, charging stations and vehicle owners make the most of their “data” to manage all the infrastructure that allows the recharging of electric vehicles. It is a system based on cloud technology capable of providing information and services to consumers and commercial and industrial agents involved in the production, distribution, transportation and commercialization of energy.
Industry 4.0 benefits from the Internet of Things taking advantage of the storage and processing of data coming from the machines. In this way, costs and space problems are reduced since warehouse capacity is huge and can be quickly expanded, as well as connecting several managers at once.
In the healthcare environment, both the IoT and the Big Data have enormous potential that generates direct benefits for patients. The implementation of tools based on the administration and analysis of the data, improves the diagnosis, reduces the sanitary cost and results in a greater care control and better doctor-patient communication.
Given this scenario, it is proof that the Internet of Things is not a passing trend and that the transition to a digital transformation of the economy is unstoppable. Today, we are at the forefront of this new era on a global level and although the transition seems to be a challenging phase, Siemens is ready with various solutions to support the country’s society.
What benefits does IoT bring to your day-to-day business?
The use of IoT can have many benefits. Among them we can highlight the following:
Saving: Intelligent homes connected to the electrical system allow easy control of the lighting and temperature of the home.
Safety and protection: Both at home and in offices. The use of sensors to control the opening of doors and / or windows or even the detection of movement inside a property.
Convenience: These systems allow users to remotely control a device remotely, turning it on, off …
Improving access to information: Speaking to the automobile world, we can analyze how a car connected to an intelligent system can detect that the traveling routes and through a mobile turn off light or heating.
How can IoT change people’s day-to-day lives?
The use of IoT makes a lot of information available in our environment and in real time. All this can facilitate the development of our daily activities. And although some of these terms are already being used today, we will begin to have more and more in mind the “smart homes” and even the “Smart cities”, which will allow, for example, to control and monitor the illumination in the road Public, detect if there are areas with free parking … among many other things.
The risks that can lead to the Internet of Things
It is important to keep in mind that, as with other devices and tools, using the Internet of things will require action with the corresponding security measures, since any object can be vulnerable to possible attacks.