Smart “Things” in a Smart World
The world we live in is getting “smarter” with technology advances. Cities, transport and homes are becoming smarter. Internet of things (IoT) is the technology that enables connecting devices to the internet which can enable automation in everyday life. Electrical appliances can be controlled remotely in ‘smart homes’, traffic routing can be managed effectively with ‘smart traffic control systems’, the services of a city can be managed through effective usage of data in ‘smart cities’.
#DidYouKnow | Smart clothing is one of the applications of IoT
Smart clothing is one of the uses of IoT where sensors are used to gather the wearer’s biometric and physical data, such as body temperature and heart rate. The sensor-generated data is transferred to relevant apps on a paired smartphone via Bluetooth, where it is made available for users to view. Many well-known brands are experimenting with smart clothing.
#DidYouKnow | Crops in the field can be monitored remotely using IoT
IoT-based smart farming can help monitor crops with the help of sensors for light, humidity, temperature, soil moisture, etc. The farmers can monitor the field conditions from anywhere.
The major components of IoT are things, connectivity, cloud and edge. To learn more about the Internet of Things read the IoT chapter in The Little Handbook of Cool Technology.
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