Tracking the Applications of Internet of Things

The utilization of resources in low-powered resource-constrained objects is the need of the hour. See how IoT can help!

The Earth has been facing the most pervasive, most severe, most invisible dimension of the ecological devastation these days with the COVID-19 Pandemic attack. News is grim with deaths, rolling quarantines and the economies seem to flatline. Why is the US slow on Coronavirus testing? Can IoT do its bit to contain the spread? Creating an environment of convergence in the society, extra specific situations like the COVID-19 crisis will expose inefficient processes and technology bottle-necks and organizations putting ad-hoc fixes in place would want to harden these going forward. IoT will play a big role in modernizing healthcare, disaster prevention, public safety, security, supply chain, manufacturing and production.

What is the Internet of Things and how does it help?

Internet of things is interconnecting various devices (data analytics and artificial intelligence) within Internet connectivity that can help by providing an early warning system to curb the spread of infectious diseases. Drones are already being used for public surveillance to ensure quarantine and the wearing of masks. AI has also been used to predict future outbreak areas. Further utilization on the Internet of Things will depend upon people pulling back from interacting with others because of their fear of disease, the thing they stop doing will frequently affect much bigger industries in the U.S. If we consider travel, on an average, an American takes nearly three flights a year while a Chinese person just takes one. Such a disaster has persuaded most people to hold off on their cruises.

IoT Device Applications

Every domain is adept with the internet – vehicles, smartphones, business, agriculture, hotels, hospitals, entertainment places – this calls for creating interesting and challenging web and mobile applications by the implementation of IPv6, Standardization Issues, Invasion of Privacy, Regulatory.

Use of sensors and connected devices help in optimizing factory operations (reduce cycle time, increase throughput, increase machine utilization, reduce costs, reduce unplanned downtime), improving product quality (reduce manufacturing defects, identify design features that are causing manufacturing problems), in understanding the customer demand (validate usage assumptions, understand product usage patterns), in generating new revenue sources (support attached services, Product-as-a-Service models), and finally in improving customer experience.

IoT comes with a lot of data, analyzing such large amount of data becomes a challenge. Data is normally in the form of time-series and comes from things. It is always at different frequencies and requires real-time decisions.

  • Fitness Trackers
  • Thermostat
  • Alarm system
  • Lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone
  • Rolls Royce aircraft engines contain sensors that send real-time data on the engine’s function back to monitoring stations on the ground.
  • Smart tennis racket, an internet-enabled frying pan, or a smart yoga mat

How COVID-19 is affecting remote technologies?

The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a lot of ideas and solutions. This has now become the central focus of healthcare providers. Not only this, IoT have a huge impact on both the working and domestic fields. Assisted living, smart homes, smart offices, e-health, domestic fields, enhanced learning, automation, industrial manufacturing, logistics, business process management, intelligent transportation – All these applications have made IoT devices to proliferate due to the presence of inexpensive sensors, reliability, remotely controlled and low-cost connectivity.

In Conclusion

IoT app development companies have come up with devices, tools and machinery that have become smarter and more intelligent, communicating with each other by going online. These generate data that drives efficiency and enables new paradigms like predictive maintenance to become a reality. For more information, drop a query at [email protected].

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