Can IoT Improve Our Lives?
The term "Internet of Things" is increasingly used to describe local area networks, the Internet, and devices that communicate specifically with each other, independent of human intervention. Wearable devices and wearable IoT are creating a connected world by transforming the physical objects around us into informational ecosystems rapidly changing how people live.
IoT innovation continues to create endless technological solutions that make devices smarter and consequently make people's lives easier. Let's look at some scenarios.
Internet of Things Applications - Homes are getting smarter.
Home automation has changed a lot with the advancement of connected technology and there are exciting new applications that are current today. Smart Home technology means that all smart devices and electronics in the home are connected to a single network. When connected to this network, devices and electronic devices can communicate with each other and with users. Owners can control everything with their smartphone, with a voice-activated smart assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
Today, even everyday smart home devices are integrated with machine learning technology. Homeowners can make their doors smart with facial recognition. They can give their friends and family access to their home by registering their page on a system that improves home security.
For example, when a user runs out of milk, the user's smart refrigerator detects an item that needs to be refilled, and when the supply runs out, it can place an order on Amazon. House lights and AC can be connected to the car's GPS and can be turned on when the owner's car is several kilometers away, creating an environment that the owner can enjoy when they arrive. So smart it goes beyond user interaction to provide comfort, security, energy efficiency and more, whether the owner is home or away. to improve living standards by providing
Demand for home automation could be fueled by the development of artificial intelligence alongside smart home devices, and IoT will further this by providing AI-powered homes. This development is part of the next evolution of smart home technology that adds many predictive and analytical capabilities to the home.
Wearable devices and the Internet of Wearables are creating a connected world by transforming the physical objects around us into informational ecosystems that rapidly change how people live.
IoT affects every aspect of people's lives, and cars are no exception. The advent of intelligently designed technology, Wi-Fi, smartphones, voice-controlled connectivity and autonomous vehicles is booming. The scenarios once invented become a reality.
The IoT connection processes the outputs of these sensors/cameras, maps routes, and sends instructions to the vehicle control unit. Today's cars can be connected to weather forecasting systems to get information about weather conditions from the cloud and perform intelligent actions such as closing the windows.
Ford has partnered with Amazon to bring the popular Alexa engine to its cars and take its infotainment system to the next level. As a leader in the automotive industry, Audi offers automotive fault detection solutions using AR and IoT.
Users simply place their phone's camera over the car's engine to quickly find faulty parts, connect to the cloud for a solution, and show you the next steps. It takes the car and the in-car experience to another level.
IoT sensors in the vehicle's operating module measure pressure, temperature, weight, etc. such parameters can be monitored and the owner can update this stored data through predictive maintenance. A shift in responsibility is also needed. Now, manufacturers need to master connected/autonomous vehicle technology, and IoT will unify the control part to make people's lives more efficient, faster and easier.
Beyond personal convenience, there are countless ways IoT can help businesses, factories, and people in the workplace. IoT allows companies to more effectively manage and track inventory and monitor product performance by connecting devices to the cloud and collecting and analyzing user data.
For example, Whirlpool partnered with IBM to analyze customer data to connect consumer electronics and understand which customers purchased products. The future of business consists of connected offices/factories with sensor-based machines, connected logistics, and AI-based predictive analytics models. Huge amounts of data flow in real time from data centers, manufacturing systems, and sensors.
It helps companies gain better insight into performance, operations and customer behavior and provides opportunities for innovation and growth. Similarly, the future of retail depends on improving the personal touch and customer experience.
Smart fitting rooms and predictive products with IoT, AR and AI are transforming the merchandising industry. IoT uses sensors and connectivity to provide organizations with benefits such as problem detection and timely preventive maintenance to improve monitoring of assets (machines, equipment, tools, etc.) to improve asset utilization. Integrated IoT sensors and cameras also monitor the workplace to ensure equipment/infrastructure security and protect against physical threats.