The future of IoT is a bright one. As new ideas emerge about how best to use IoT products, it will be interesting to see which way this technology heads. It is not wrong to suggest that IoT is now becoming part of every aspect of our lives
Will it be more enterprise solutions, or will smart homes come in full force? It’s still too early to tell.
IoT has forced companies to take the initiative of coming up with basic building blocks of IoT i.e. hardware, software and support to enable developers deploy applications that can connect anything within scope.
We have list this IoT examples that show potential or exponential growth in the near future.
A smart home gives owner the capability to customize and control home environment for increased security and efficient energy management.
Nest Learning Thermostat is a revolutionary concept which gives you many benefits. Its breakthrough technology and IoT based concepts make it highly efficient electric appliance. By providing users with an app on their phones to monitor each of their IoT devices in their home, Nest aims to make creating a smart home simple and easy.
Amazon Echo Designed to be highly sensitive listener, Echo has 7 inbuilt microphones to hear you from across the room even among other noises. Get answers, hear news, play music, listen to audio books and integrate to other smart home devices like Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings and WeMo. It is backed with 360º omni-directional audio.
These devices broadly cover the fitness, health and entertainment requirements. The prerequisite from IoT technology for wearable applications is to be highly energy efficient or ultra-low power and small sized.
Fitbit ChargeHR is a high performance IoT wearable which is provided with many smart features. It tracks your heart rate as well as activities sitting on your wrist. It provides you capability to automatically track heart rate, track workouts, monitor sleeping pattern, get call notifications, and synchronize data with your PC and hundreds of Smart Phones wireless and many more.
Retail and supply chain management
The potential of IoT in the retail sector is enormous. The IoT system tracks everything from vehicle behavior to packages to environmental sensors in the warehouse. Each of these is used in combination to make the process safer and more efficient. Applications for tracking goods, real time information exchange about inventory among suppliers and retailers and automated delivery.
Smart surveillance, safer and automated transportation, smarter energy management systems and environmental monitoring all are examples of IoT applications for smart cities. Smart cities are the real substantial solutions for the troubles people usually face due to population outburst, pollution, poor infrastructure and shortage of energy supplies.
Libelium-Metiora Smart Parking Sigfox Kit, Libelium has launch a new Smart Parking solution for Smart Cities that allows citizens to detect available parking spots. The new surface parking device -with LoRaWAN and Sigfox– features smaller size, higher accuracy and faster time of detection facilitating lower installation costs.
Healthcare is one sector which is supposed to be highly boosted with advent of IoT applications.
Philips’ Medication Dispensing Service. Medication Dispensing Service is one of the most successful IoT healthcare applications from Philips. Focused around elderly patients who find it difficult to maintain their medication dosage on their own, MDS dispenses pre-filled cups as per the scheduled dosage. It notifies automatically when it’s time to take medicine, refill, and malfunctioning or misses dosage.
IoT applications can deliver institutive as well as highly scalable technology solution to the agriculture sector.
The OpenIoT Phenonet Project is designed to help farmers monitor crucial vitals like humidity, air temperature and soil quality using remote sensors. This project helps farmers to improve the yield, plan irrigation as well as make harvest forecasts. It is also helpful for biologists to study the effect of genome and microclimate on crop production.
IoT is making connected cars a possibility. Companies and startups all are announcing innovative technologies to support connected car platforms.
Caterpillar, newest Equipment is helping its dealers to succeed with help of IoT for industrial analytics. Company is harnessing data it collects from its industrial locomotives like engines, machines and tools and shares the analyzed data insights with its customers. It helps them to anticipate problems, manage fleets and schedule maintenance proactively.
IoT has not yet reached its full potential, so get involved now before it’s too late!