An IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) infrastructure is effective and provides benefits for industrial organizations when it is able to collect all the information and represent it in real time in an intuitive and streamlined manner without any delays, regardless of the location of the installation, the time and its status.
Initially created to optimize factories and logistical operations for the supply chain, current-day IIoT systems encompass numerous businesses and industries and their applicability in sectors such as beekeeping, improving patient experience and the complete robotization of car production process can transform entire market segments. These three cases will be presented by their developers during IOTSWC (IOT Solutions World Congress) 2018.
Beehive Health, the internet of bees
In order to reveal the benefits of employing applied IoT in the fight against bee mortality, João Encarnação, CEO of Irideon, will exhibit his Beehive Health at IOTSWC 2018. “By means of a system equipped with multi-sensors, Beehive Health enables us to remotely monitor the colonies, identifying the insects of interest and reporting on the evolution in terms of honey production, while also detecting the bees’ degree of satisfaction with each honeycomb”, explains Encarnação.
This expert also explains how the big data generated by the Beehive Health multi-sensors are processed to obtain complex information, setting alarms in the event of the presence of pesticides or systematic changes in the bees’ activity indicating intoxications or diseases.
I (oT) Robot, at Seat
The optimization of the manufacturing processes of the Seat car firm is the subject of another of the talks related to IIoT application success stories at IOTSWC 2018. Dario Cesena, a software engineer at Geprom, the firm which has integrated an IoT infrastructure into the car factory, claims to have succeeded in increasing the efficiency of the processes and the degree of digitization of the operations as a result of the processing of thousands and thousands of data generated by the machines, robots and self-driving cars, in addition to the different agents involved in the production chain.
“By means of the integration of MES (manufacturing execution system) technologies, cloud computing, big data, IoT and simulation, we have assisted in improving Seat’s production, logistics and maintenance processes, making them more efficient, flexible, smart and customized.” Cesena points out that, with the integration of the MES system and IoT, it has been possible to obtain real-time information from more than 500 automatons, 700 robots and 150 AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles). This information is processed, distributed and displayed in a customized manner so that more effective decisions can be made in real time.
The transformation of healthcare by means of the use of IoT makes patients feel more comfortable and cared for and enables the nursing personnel to act more rapidly and proactively and foresee potential risks. Tania Menéndez, head of connected health at Sanitas Hospitales y Nuevos Servicios, explains that, thanks to IoT platforms such as the one at Sanitas, it is possible to monitor the health of patients in real time.
“By means of connections with devices and wearables, we can measure the vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation, etc.) and establish personalized medical alerts in keeping with the needs and profile of each patient”, states Menéndez, while she explains that the platform is connected to a 24×7 nursing and emergency assistance service.
Other benefits highlighted by the Sanitas connected health chief focus on reducing hospitalization times. “The generation of data unknown until now can play a fundamental role in the future of medicine. We are undoubtedly on the path towards increasingly personalized and predictive medical care”, says Menéndez.
Entering the industrial processes of the future via IoT Solutions World Congress 2018
In its fourth consecutive year, IOT Solutions World Congress, the IoT fair organized by Fira de Barcelona focusing on industrial applications, has established itself as the leading global event, capable of gathering together the main IoT providers and industry by means of these disruptive technologies.
At the next event, set to be held from 16-18 October 2018, IOTSWC expects to bring together 300 exhibitors and 250 international speakers. This year’s show is set to showcase the growth of IoT and its widescale implementation across a range of industrial and business applications and will also demonstrate the convergence of this technology with artificial intelligence and blockchain. More than 13,000 professionals from 114 countries visited IOTSWC last year.
SOURCE: IOT SOLUTIONS WORLD CONGRESS