What is IoT?
- June 3, 2020
- Posted by: nirvaagi
- Category: Technology
IoT is influencing our lifestyle from the way we react to the way we behave. From air conditioners that can be controlled by smartphones to smart cars providing the shortest route or the smartwatch that tracks our daily activity.
What is IoT?
IoT is a giant network with connected devices. The devices gather and share data about how they are used and the environment in which they are operated. Sensors are embedded in every physical device. It can be a mobile phone, electric appliances, vehicles, barcode sensors, traffic lights, and more.
These sensors continue to emit data about the working state of the device. How do they share this vast amount of data? IoT provides a common platform for devices to dump their data and a common language for all the devices to communicate with each other. Data is emitted from various sensors and sent to the IoT platform securely. IoT platform integrates the collected data from various sources. Further, analytics is performed on the data, and valuable information is extracted as per requirement. Finally, the result is shared with other devices for better user experience automation.
How Does It Work?
Sophisticated sensors and chips are embedded inside the physical devices that surround us, each transmitting valuable data that let us better understand how these things work together. Here, the question arises that how do we put the information to Work? The answer is a universal IoT platform that brings us diverse information together and provides a common language for the devices and apps to communicate with each other. The process starts with devices that safely communicate with an IoT platform, integrates the data from many devices, and apply analytics to share the most valuable data with applications that address industry-specific needs.
How is IoT Changing the World?
IoT is reinventing every industry by its ability to enable device-to-device communication; it provides automated support and communication between devices.
- No more traffic jams: Sensors in the car connect with the environment, the information is processed, and a message is sent back to the car, letting drivers and people know which way to go to avoid traffic.
- Saving Lives: Doctors have better access to more information, allowing for better and faster diagnosis and few errors.
- Smart Cities: Sensors are placed all over the city, and because of IoT technology; thus, there is more space and better maintenance.
- Greener Homes: Homes nowadays are equipped with automated devices that are intelligent enough to make decisions and maintain themselves, such as:
- The thermostat knows when to increase or decrease temperature.
- The water needed is by the house is easily maintained.
- Optimal lighting is also maintained by the system.
- The appliances that are not in power are shut down automatically, thus saving energy and money.
- Pay with your Clothes: Clothes are made with conductive threads and are embedded with a microchip tied to your identity. It allows you to get offers, pay, know when to recycle, unlock your phone, get recommendations, and more.