IoT: the beginning
Or the whole name, the Internet of Things, is the connection to the network of different types of objects, so that they can communicate with each other to facilitate their use to people. The importance of the internet of things lies in its potential to improve the quality of life, not only in daily tasks, but also in work, since it allows to create new relationships (person-object-object) simply through a connection to Internet.
Although at this time it may seem that it does not make much sense to want the fridge or car to connect to the internet if we take into account that this would facilitate our tasks may interest us more. For example, if our refrigerator is able to control the amount of food it will be able to add in the shopping list the items when they are almost about to be finish, and also send us a notification when necessary to make the purchase we will not return to run out of milk for breakfast.
Perhaps this example is still complicated to find in real life, but nowadays acclimatization and lighting systems in homes, as well as robot vacuum cleaners or washing machines, are connected without problems and working to make it easier for the user to get home and be at the correct temperature or the light of the entrance lit together with the blinds lowered.
In these moments thousands of devices are connected to the network so that their users can handle them as they need when they need it, but what kind of things can be connected to the network? It is not necessary to be “intelligent” objects, it is enough that they can be turned on or off as a switch (for example, house lights).
And not only everyday objects at home can connect and communicate with us and objects, wearables are considered part of those interconnected elements, and in turn, any object so if we expand the connections we create smart cities, but we will see a future post…