Internet of Things has made a remarkable presence in almost all sectors across the globe. Be it is a healthcare industry, education or a transportation sector; it has showered a plethora of incredible leverages in varied ways. Here, we have showcased some of its amazing contributions in various industries. Let’s have a glance over it.
- Keeping check on babies:
Babies are the most sensitive ones who always need utmost care. IoT has made this possible by introducing Mimo monitor. It has been designed with an aim such that parents can know about their infant’s skin temperature, breathing, activities and body positions at any instance.
- Track your daily routine:
Smartphone’s are equipped with wide range of sensors these days. The are video, accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity, GPS and many more. Such sensors can employ various connectivity options like Bluetooth, cell, Wi-Fi and NFC. With such combination of sensors and connectivity, a user can easily monitor the workouts of a day, movements and even the frequently visited locations.
- Setting reminders for medicines/exercises:
GlowCaps is one of the platforms designed using IoT technology. It uses a wireless chip that help people to follow their prescription regimen strictly. The device will not only give the reminder for the medicines, but also alert the patient to refill the prescribed bottles and ask to coordinate with the doctor from time to time.
Manufacturing Industries/Retail Stores
- Maintenance and Repair:
Equipment designed using IoT technology have sensors installed within them. These sensors will easily identify the fixed threshold level of the device and warn the manufacturer. This will help the owner to get the equipment or machine repaired, before it cause any failure at the time of manufacturing.
- Track exact facts and figures:
Retailers can facilely find out the customer’s engagement and sales rate of a particular product. This can be done with the aid of networked sensors and cameras. Thus, acquiring the exact data, the retailer can take required steps to boost the sales or productivity.
SmartPile is another smart IoT technology that has been designed with the combination of concrete foundation piles and wireless sensors. This has been introduced for the users to monitor the integrity and quality of the structure. The biggest advantage above all its feature is that it can provide the status of load and event of the project under construction and after construction.
Home and Lifestyle
- Maintain your home efficiency:
These days, thermostats have also become smart. They own an integrated real-time weather forecasts and sensors. Using it, the actual activity of the home can be tracked and accordingly monthly energy usage can be reduced upto 30%. This way, the user will not only save the utility bills, but could also spend a hassle free life.
- Ensuring the energy usage by equipment:
You need not to worry, if you have left your iron or microwave ON. Smart applications like WeMo can operate it (if plugged in) from across the world. This will allow the user to avoid choosing standby power mode, record the power consumption and varying the operating lifespan.
- Find out lost keys:
Cobra Tag is another IoT based equipment that will aid the user to find lost keys or your smartphone. This can be done using wireless technology or bluetooth.
- Cleaning the city:
Smart Belly is one of the best way that employ cellular communication and tracks real-time data collection to send alert to municipal corporation. The associated service can find out exactly, when bin needs to be emptied. In this way, it will help to save human hours and financial savings by intimating about the necessary pick-ups required.
- Spot traffic and parking slots:
Using IoT based sensors, real-time web applications and mobile apps, cities can determine the best way to optimize revenue and to find the parking space availability. This will enable the citizens to serve environment in an efficient way and will also help in spotting the parking space for their car.
- Getting pollution alerts:
DontFlushMe is one of the projects based on IoT technology which use sensors to create an alert for local residents. This way they can know, when not to flush the toilets, in case of polluted overflow waterways event.
With the above stated examples, it can be clearly seen that IoT has leveraged all the industries such that lot of developments across the globe have become possible. It is also expected that in the next few decades, IoT will envelop the entire technology market.