Many of these technologies already have a huge impact on the way we live our lives and are likely to increase this influence as they improve and new devices enter the market. It is truly an exciting time in the IOT space and we for one cannot wait to see what the next release is going to be
The Internet Of Things (IOT) is creating a massive buzz both in the industry and popular media for a number of reasons. One because of the innovative nature of the products that are coming out and are assigned to the IOT category. But also because of the ultimate goal of these products being to make people’s lives easier or better in some way, ultimately having a huge impact on the way we all live our lives.
We have already seen some fantastic products being released under this banner in the last few years. We have even seen some of these items evolve rapidly and improve as the companies producing them understand better how consumers use them. As well as a gained ability to apply new technologies and understandings in their development.
In this article, we cover off some of the most exciting The Internet Of Things (IOT) creating a massive buzz both in the industry and popular media for a number of reasons. innovations and technologies currently available, their development and new concepts that will be changing the way in which we live our lives.
It is doubtful that you haven’t seen the buzz around driverless cars in recent years. From governments investing heavily in the technology through to cutting-edge companies such as Google and Tesla also seeking to be one of the first leaders in this new market.
But these innovative automotive technologies are not just really cool, they are massively practical and will change the way we travel forever. Firstly, consider the practical and ethically positive applications of this tech. Those that are currently unable to drive and find it difficult to travel, whether due to capability or disability will be able to access transport, giving them an increased sense of freedom.
However, those that do already drive will also benefit from these smart cars. For example, the key major issues currently faced by a number of drivers such as congestion, parking and road collisions will also be mitigated by the IOT.
Congestion will be much easier to monitor as part of the planned journey element of driverless travel, as well as the vehicle being able to make quick decisions on faster routes. This decision-making element of these vehicles will also mean less/no human error when driving and will arguably lead to less road collision. The IOT will also be able to monitor and allocate parking spaces rather than endlessly driving around to find one, although this benefit is almost obsolete as your car would drop you exactly where you want to be and parks itself anyway.
The final and most beneficial element of driverless cars is the fact that increased efficiency will lead to increased sustainability in driving, which is good for everyone.
Less Waste Food
How much food do you throw out on a weekly basis? You may already be really good at monitoring it and throw away very little, although more likely your busy schedule means often food gets overlooked and thrown out sometime after it goes out of date.
New tech from the IOT is going to help put an end to food waste. It is predicted that tech both in food packaging and in your fridge/cupboards is going to allow for much less food going out of date.
Imagine your fridge telling you what you should eat for dinner based on what is closest to going out of date? It could even order additional items you need for a recipe based on what it knows you have in your cupboards, making it easy to use up.
Of course, this is great for the environment, but equally less waste food means less wasted money for you.
You may already own or have seen new tech in the home utilities space. With big players like Nest making a splash in the media, these types of IOT product are set to grow in the next few years and really impact the way we live.
By using both the inputted data on our preferences and schedules, combined with the crucial learning element of the device these new types of thermostats control your home’s temperature.
This may not seem like any massive feat, but the benefit of this is massive. By understanding when you need more heat and when less or none is sufficient the device is likely to save a huge amount of energy consumption as well as saving you a fair amount of cash in the process.
Being able to access these systems through your smartphone also means that you no longer have to worry about whether you turned off the heating or can give your living room a quick blast of heat from your smart car, ready for you to get home.
With all this new and exciting technology in your home, you may start to worry a little about how secure it all is. But worry not, the IOT is set to change the way in which we secure our homes as well.
This is through a whole host of smart devices including motion sensors, camera, security lights and even door locks. Of course, all of these are available in a non-IOT form, however these new bits of kit are connected to the cloud which can give you real-time data on everything from who is moving about your house to whether someone is tampering with your locks…giving you peace of mind and letting you take action if the need presents itself.
Increased Personal Performance
It is likely you either own or know somebody who owns a smart watch such as an Apple Watch or fitness tracker like a fitbit. These smart watches provide the wearer with all sorts of information on their fitness and activity such as steps taken and info on their heart rate. This type of information is excellent at helping understand your health as well as well as allowing you to make educated decisions on how to improve it.
These devices have already made a huge difference in how people live their lives. There are already rumours of improved monitoring equipment being built into these items, as well as innovations in the software used to make suggestions on improving your lifestyle. As these get better, so too will the impact on our lives and as a result our wellbeing.
The above highlighted are a few examples of the most exciting innovations in the IOT space, both at present and looking into the future.
It is clear that many of these technologies already have a huge impact on the way we live our lives and are likely to increase this influence as they improve and new devices enter the market. It is truly an exciting time in the IOT space and we for one cannot wait to see what the next release is going to be.