Nearlyevery corner of our world is connected. From our coffee makers to our cars, theInternet of Things (IoT) is changing how we live. As Thanksgivingapproaches this week, we would like to take a few moments to give thanks forsome of the ways in which IoT has improved, simplified, or otherwise enrichedour lives.
We canmanage our homes with our voice or remotely.
- Home voicecontrollers, such as Amazon Echo or Google Home, allow users to listen tomusic, search the internet, check the weather, adjust lighting, manage aschedule, create a grocery list, and so much more – all with a user’s voice.
- Smart thermostatsystems, like the Nest, canadjust the temperature according to your activities and routine.
- Doorbell camsallow you to detect motion at your door 24 hours a day and give you the abilityto answer your door remotely.
We can make a cup of coffee from bed.
- Smartcoffee makers allow you to control the timing of your favorite cup ofcoffee. Before you even get out of bed, your smart coffee maker can start thebrewing process at your preferred time. IoT creates convenient solutions toperforming everyday tasks.
Self-driving cars are becoming areality.
- It is estimated that as many as 10million self-driving cars will be on the road as early as 2020. Though thetime when roadways are dominated with autonomous cars is still off in thefuture, innovative companies like Tesla and Google are conducting intensivetesting to make this a reality.
IoT can be good for your health.
- Patients living with health conditions likeasthma and diabetes are seeing a revolution in the way they can receivetreatment. Smart devices in medicine are delivering increased insights into howsymptoms can be managed and offering patients more control over treatment andtheir lives.
- Wearable devices are being used to monitorsymptoms and gather data in order to glean broader insights and patterns. Thisinformation is shared with medical professionals allowing for fewer visits toproviders and giving patients more flexibility in how they approach theirtreatment.
Robots and humans are learning towork together.
- Robotics is not a new concept in themanufacturing world; how robots are used has changed though. The concept ofcollaborative robotics, where robots and human work alongside each other, isgaining traction and improving productivity on every level.
IoT’s benefits are permeating our homes,the healthcare industry, and factories around the world. This trend isrevolutionizing the way we live and work and expanding at an accelerated pace. Millionsof devices with the ability to “talk” to each other will most certainlycontinue to touch every corner of our world.
The complexity of IoT will likely growas will the need to manage this technological advancement. We are thankful forthis exciting, optimistic time in the industry and look forward to the opportunitiesIoT will bring.
ContactAJTC today to learn more about IT security and other services. You may alsovisit AJTC here or reach us at 708.942.8200.