IoT Applications | Real-World Examples
The internet of things refers to the connection of objects/devices with each other and to humans through the internet.
The IoT applications are many because it is adjustable to almost every technology that provides relevant information about its operations, environmental conditions, and performance of an activity. Now, with the increased exposure to technology, many companies from every industry are implementing IoT to simplify, automate, control, and improve different processes.
Here are some of the excellent real-world examples of IoT applications.
The internet of things can be very useful in the management of vehicular traffic in large cities, converting them into smart cities. When we use our cell phones as sensors, which collect data from our vehicle through apps like google map. Through these apps, we use IoT to keep us informed on different routes to the destination, estimated time and travel, and contribute to traffic monitoring as well.
In farming, the quality of soil is very crucial for good crop production, and hence the Internet of Things enables farmers to access detailed knowledge and valuable information about soil quality. With IoT implementation, a large amount of data can be obtained on different stages and states of soil like the level of acidity, soil moisture, presence of nutrients, temperature, and other chemical characteristics.
Companies such as Google, Samsung, Apple, and many others have developed and introduced IoT applications for users. Wearable devices include virtual glasses, fitness bands, GPS tracking belts that we have been using for some time now. These devices are equipped with sensors, with necessary hardware for measurements, and software to collect and organize the data about users.
The use of wearables connected to patients, allow doctors to monitor the patient’s condition in real-time, even outside the hospital. The IoT helps to improve the patients’ care and the prevention of unwanted events, through continuous monitoring and automatic alerts. Another use of IoT in hospitals is smart beds, equipped with sensors to observe, body temperature, blood pressure, oximeter, and vital signs.
The application of IoT in hotels brings interesting improvements in service quality. The electronic keys, which are sent to the guests on their phones, have enabled the automation of various interactions. The information of offers, the room service, the automatic charge of accounts to the room, or request of personal hygiene supplies, are the activities that can be easily managed by IoT integrated applications. Moreover, electronic keys automate the check-out process, disabling the operations of doors.
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