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a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
One of the most common types of data is location aware, gathered from wearable devices such as fit bit, or from technology installed on mobile devices that informs systems of the location of the device. Sensors are able to report on factors such as humidity, temperature, motion, activity, velocity and sound. They can also assess the condition of machinery, measuring load, pressure, torque and even chemical composition.
The Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionise the way we work, enabling complete office automation by embracing the new technology. Think about installing programmable thermostats, so that you’re not heating or air-conditioning empty rooms when no-one’s working, such as evenings and weekends. Studies show this can money loss.
:Security in work places
Smart door locks mean you can update your office key code via your smartphone, so you’ll never have to worry about changing your locks for security reasons, or losing your key. Wireless motion sensors can be programmed to turn the lights off and on when people leave or enter an office, with the system alerting you when someone enters. These are beneficial for saving energy and more importantly on a business level, for physical building security – an element which naturally factors into data security.
Wireless networked cameras are able to send streaming video directly to your mobile device, so you can see who’s approaching internal rooms, such as your server room or cash office, as well as the front door and other building entry points. This boosts security and particularly benefits offices where employees may be working late without a receptionist.
: Health Care
Using Internet of Things platforms can deliver health-related services in a fraction of the time and more economically by managing thousands of connected products. In an ageing population, one challenge faced by doctors treating elderly patients is persuading them to travel to the GP’s surgery for regular check-ups.
Using a connected device that records health-related information enables details to be sent to health professionals and family members, evaluating each patient’s health in real time. Patients requiring assisted living, rather than residing in a retirement home for example, can be monitored inside their home, so the ambulance service and family members are automatically notified should an emergency occur.
Using data from remote systems enables fast resolutions of problems that occur using enhanced collaboration. Additionally, healthcare firms can use remote access to diagnose and repair medical devices, reducing the number of field-service deployments. The cost of care can be reduced by providing predictive maintenance and pay-per-usage of devices. Hospital productivity and patient care can be improved by providing complementary mobile and web apps.