The internet of things has been a huge topic lately in the IT industry. What is the internet of things? “Simply put this is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). “(Morgan) In other words, the internet of things is the ability of interconnect everyday objects or “things” via a network. In order to exchange data that will allow for communication between these objects without the need for human input.
Think, A biometric sensor could tell your doctor exactly how you’re feeling without the need for those drawn out ‘Where does it hurt’ conversations. Or perhaps, your house could monitor room temperatures and based Off the speed Of temperature loss in different areas, it could tell you exactly where you are wasting that energy. The possibilities are virtually endless. The internet of things will become more popular as time goes on and as the equipment needed becomes more readily available.
It is safe to say that it is already extremely popular even. “Keynote presentations revealed that by 2020 more than two billion devices will be connected to the Internet and that the TOT will be enabling the creation of business models that could not have been considered It is already becoming rapidly prevalent in our everyday lives. Some devices already being implemented into society are biometric monitors. Such as hearted sensors and exercise tracking devices (Fit, etc… ).
These can automatically connect to the internet via wireless connection Bluetooth, Wife, MFC) to a phone or computer and upload the data that they have been reading from your body. Such as hearted, perspiration, distance traveled and speed, Calories burned, etc. This data can then be compared daily to see trends or can be reviewed to look for health issues that may be prevalent in your family. People can use them to improve results in weight loss or notify local authorities if they have a heart attack.
As time goes on this technology will only get better and have even more possibilities. For example, a diabetic would never have to prick a finger again if they had a sensor implanted under their skin. One of the biggest issues facing wireless technologies at the moment are batteries. Many of the devices that would add to the internet of things need to be small in order to work. And small batteries are just not very good today. This is only one of the many hurdles that need to be overcome as more and more devices are added to the internet of things but it will surely not stop us.