In the world we are living now, everything is changing. The way we buy stuff, the way we drive, the cars that we are driving, and even how we get energy. Chips and sensors and electronics are included in everything now. They transmit data or even react with us in their way. So, it is all about data. But how can we share data? These large amounts of data that results from anything.
Simply via the internet. If we are trying to update traffic lights or medical information, or improving the production of a factory. We use the internet. That is why the term internet of things is well known now. Because it brings different information together and provides a common language that the devices and apps could use to communicate. Data is taken from these devices and being scanned and processed and valuable information are extracted, and finally, the results are shared with other devices for efficiency and optimization.
First of all, the devices should connect to the internet of things platform, then the platform will integrate the data from every device and analyze them and then share the important data to the related apps.
Basically, the internet of things (IOT) is a huge network that can be used in collecting data, it allows these devices to upload their data and it provides a common language for all the devices to communicate with each other.
So, how do we use the internet of things? Actually, we use it everywhere. when we control air conditioners with a smartphone or when we use smart cars that can tell us the shortest distance or when we use smartwatch that tracks our daily activity or when we control the sound system on our houses or when we control the blinds on our rooms.
- In a factory that produces product, both the belt and the machine have sensors that send data periodically about the machine health and the production process to identify issues before they happen.
- Smart home: TV and sound system, locks, cameras, and pet care.
- Eldercare: Voice control.
- Medical and healthcare: wearable heart monitors.
- Transportation: smart traffic control, smart parking.
- Building and home automation: real-time monitoring for reducing energy consumption.
- Manufacturing: Network control and management of manufacturing equipment.
- Agriculture: collecting data on temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed, pest infestation, and soil content.
Internet of things makes the internet connectivity, not only for computers and laptops and mobile phones but also for cars and speakers and blinds and watches and remote health monitoring and emergency notification system. As most of the devices in the streets or in the factories on at houses are being monitored, the technology is embedded in everything.