Top 5 Real World Examples of Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of things, in short IoT, is a new buzz word in the world. What is IoT? In simple terms, IoT is the network of connected physical devices, home appliances, transport vehicles, etc., through sensors, embedded software, actuators, etc. It collects a lot of data and improves the quality of life by providing proactive information and managing available resources. Here is the list of top 5 real-world examples of IoT.

1) Smart Home

The smart home is the buzzword for the world now. Nowadays, Everybody needs to be smart, so why don’t your home.  The average person is spending two-third time of his life in his/her house. A smart home means lights automatically go off when you sleep, doors open when you are expecting any guest; the police automatically get a message if something unusual sound comes in your house, and other similar applications that help improve the quality of life. In simple terms, a smart home means efficient use of every resource available in the home.

2) IoT in Agriculture

As the world population increases day by day, hence demand food increases. IoT can help farmers by providing early information regarding weather forecasts, research related to soil, advanced food production techniques, etc.  IoT in farming considers as one of the fastest-growing fields in IoT.

3) IoT in Healthcare Facilities

Nowadays, everybody wants a healthy life. IoT may play a critical role in making you fit and achieve the goal. Using gadgets collects health data, segregates it, and makes a plan to keep you healthy. IoT also helps identify individual health risks and diseases early, inform hospitals in case of emergency, etc.

4) Smart city

The smart city signifies to manage housing problems, managed traffic, less pollution, more urban security, smart police surveillance, etc. By installing sensors in the city, citizens can manage free parking, identify routes with less traffic, feel more secure as all city cover with smart CCTV surveillance cameras, street lights switch off automatically in the morning, collecting garbage and dispose of based on input provided by sensors and other facilities smartly provided by the city.

5) IoT in Industry

As demand increases, the industry also wants to use IoT to increase efficiency in the supply chain and increase productivity by connecting all data sources.  It is also termed Industrial IoT (IIoT).

Conclusion

IoT may revolutionize the world in the coming years. But one concern is the security of data used in IoT. Everything is connected to IoT, which creates more risk for individuals. As IoT provides a lot of flexibility, it also provides more space to cybercriminals and hackers. As gadgets become cheaper and cheaper daily, we hope a cheap gadget does not mean less security.

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  1. Raghav sharma says:

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