Internet of Things (iOT) Applications

Defining the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Internet of Things (IoT, sometimes Internet of Everything) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union’s Global Standards Initiative. 

The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.

Internet of Things (IoT) shaping human life with greater connectivity and ultimate functionality, and all this is happening through ubiquitous networking to the Internet. There is seemingly no limit what can be connected to the Internet. For example, Toilets at London’s Heathrow Airport report on their usage, Deutsche Telekom and French IT firm Medria created a collar for cows to wear; which is connected to the internet wirelessly, the pupils at Writhlington School in Somerset have used the internet of things to watch how orchids grow are a few practices around the world people are experimenting and executing in day to day life.

The data provided by the Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming an essential tool for product development. Five examples that I studied recently all take different approaches but show how the data collected from a product can remove much of the guesswork about consumer needs and provide a foundation for empirical decision-making. In addition, the added data collected is changing the nature of many products. As much as we all like to summon the intuition of our inner Steve Jobs or Jony Ive, things go a lot better when we have data to help us along.