What Is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of things is a term for the growing trend of putting the Internet into non-computer/phone objects. In other words, it is the act of literally connecting the Internet to things. A good example of an Internet of things device is the Apple Watch. It is a form of wearable technology, which falls under this category.
5 Places Being Changed by the Internet of Things
Here are five day-to-day places that are already greatly influenced by the Internet of things.
- Smart Houses
There are many examples of smart house features, with more being added all of the time.
- Lights can be turned on and off and dimmed from a phone with smart light bulbs.
- Temperature can be controlled through phones or computerized monitors to ensure it is the desired temperature at the right times.
- Security features are added to many homes so that it can be remotely monitored at any given time.
- Doors are being equipped with keyless entry that senses a smart phone when it is near.
- Customer Management
This is just one example out of many that shows just how this phenomenon has entered the customer management market.
- Wearable Technology
These tech gadgets allow you to monitor physical activity, see how much you are sleeping, and stay connected to the digital world around you.
On top of all of that, even pets can get in on the action. Devices such as smart collars allow owners to track the whereabouts of pets from a phone or computer.
- Cars and Other Modes of Transportation
New cars on the market today can tell you when you are starting to drift in another lane; stop you before you run into something; tell you if anything is behind you; and make it easier to connect hands-free to social networks. There are also cars that make it easy to track if it has been lost or stolen.
- Health Care
- You can monitor and check your temperature and blood pressure through devices that you can connect to your phone.
- You can find doctors and book appointments when you need to do so.
- You can check your symptoms and be connected to doctors in real time in order to have consultations.
Change Is Everywhere
As the Internet of things grows and prospers, more and more of our day-to-day activities will be centered around these objects.