According to Gartner’s 2014 Hype of Emerging Technologies, there is Internet of Things which is most expected. Well, in this post, I would like to shed light on the term ‘Internet of Things’ as this term is becoming more popular.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of all Internet enabled things. Objects of our daily life: garments, animals, appliances and trees, if enabled with a capability to provide data, can do so.
An ex of IoT and Wireless Sensor Networks communicating:
A person being driven home from his office, in an automated car. The car heads home, en route is alerted by a traffic signal that there is traffic congestion ahead. The car uses its location information, drives via an alternate route. When it is about 15 mins from home, it informs the devices at home of its expected time of arrival. Upon receiving this information, the heating system at home is turned on, the basic lighting is turned on and the coffee machine is signaled. The coffee machine responds indicating that the milk and cream levels are low and orders them at the local store. The car is instructed to drive by the store. Upon the car’s arrival at the store, the store assistant hands over the ready package containing the milk and cream, following which the car reaches home.
IoT will help enhance the overall quality of life by making smart home and smart cities a reality.