The Internet of things is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure,creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention.
In this current Generation, Internet of Things has almost touched all aspects of a Human Life. For instance, A buyer now has the power to alter the shopping list on the go and all credit goes to the connected retail applications that fully links the physical store and keeps it updated with the online information.
When it comes to Electricity, the companies have managed to plant smart sensors to detect unplanned downtime and they have efficiently reduced the downtime by using predictive analysis capabilities. It was a huge project with a major success, thereby portraying tremendous usage of Internet of Things in the power generation and distribution field this year.
Well, this year witnessed yet another aspect of IoT that is changing life in some way. IoT showed its potential to revamp the norms of food safety. It helped in monitoring mechanisms via the low power sensors and gateways. These devices are used in devices like refrigerators and other food storing and processing devices where the sensors can intimidate the system about the appropriate temperatures such that the food does not lose it’s freshness or get spoilt.
IoT sensors are now being used in airlines and rail routes and these sensors can successfully track all the essential data gauging the normal functional parameters and can aid in raising an alarm or creating an awareness when some data patterns are missed.