Internet of Things in Real world

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Internet of Things in Real world

Internet of Things in Real world

The future of Internet of Things is huge, and it can be said without any doubt.

According to survey-  IoT units are expected to reach 28.1 billion by 2020. All this indicates that in near future, world will surround with the best technologies and we call it Internet of Everything (IoE).

IoT adds “the smart” in everything – smart cars, smart cities and smart homes, by enabling these things to share and synchronize in real time.

Below given are some IoT things being used in real world:

1. Smart Themostats

Imagine, you want control temperature of your home from anywhere with simple touch on tablet or smartphone. Well, Net Learning Thermostat is most popular smart thermostat that helps to control temperature from anywhere.

2. Mimo Monitor

Mimo Monitor enables parents to get updates about baby’s body position, body temperature, breathing level, response to health and activities and more.

3. Philips Hue Bulbs

Philips hue bulbs which are linked with your smartphone enable you to control intensity of lights. Instead of using various watt bulbs to suit environment and mode, you can simply change intensity from low to medium.

4. Ralph Lauren Polotech Shirt

This shirt records the biometric readings of Athletes like calories burned, heart rate, breathing depths, activity levels and more, and help them to improve their performance.

5. Smart refrigerator

Smart refrigerators inform you about empty bottles and consumed items in the fridge, and can order those items online as well.

6. Google Glass

The Google glass is designed with optical head display. With voice activation, you can to interact, surf net, see, click pictures and many other things in mobile phone.

On the ending note, IoT has many innovative devices to be introduced yet, which will leave the world thrilled and amazed.

Alleviate IoT Innovation for next generation

The two newly launched products by Alleviate IT consultancy namely, UBeacon and UWiFi, are taking world by the storm. These two products have their own features and functionalities. The letter “U” in both these products means universal. On the cusp of discussion about these products,

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what is UBeacon and UWiFi? UBeacon, name for Apple’s technology standard, allows mobile apps to analyze signals from beacons and react accordingly. It also permits mobile apps to understand customer position and on this basis, it sends hyper-contextual content to users.

UBeacon uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication technology. BLE is a personal wireless area network technology to transmit data over short distances. As clear from name, it’s designed for low cost and minimal energy consumption, while maintaining a communication range. BLE communication contains small packets of data or “Advertisements” which are broadcast or sent at a regular interval by Beacons.

Now coming to UWiFi, UWiFi is a serial-to-WiFi device server that allows installed serial devices to connect with Internet via their existing serial port. It acts as a security gap between the network and host application. It supports up to 10 simultaneously active TCP/UDP sockets, provides one secure SSL3/TLS1 socket and two listening sockets. Apart from this, UWiFi eliminates the need of any hardware modifications to the host device.

On the ending note, hope to get more these kinds of products from Alleviate IT Consultancy.

How Internet of Things will impact Healthcare

Internet of Things will impact Healthcare

The world is talking a lot about IoT – about its role in changing every field including healthcare industry. It can be game changer for healthcare industry by increasing efficiency, decreasing costs, and more. Almost all of us want personal care when it comes to health.

Let’s have a look, how IoT can change healthcare industry:

1. Reduced Cost:

When hospitals use sensor devices, which lead to few checkups and unnecessary appointments, all this will reduce cost.
2. Better care:

IoT enabled devices can help to see data remotely like electrocardiographs, fetal monitors, and more. When information like heart rates, temperatures and glucose levels are transmitted in real time through wearable devices, hospital industry can operate more easily.
3. Empowered patients:

Future of IoT powered healthcare can allow patients to medical advice from experts in the comfort of their home. Telehealth applications can allow doctors to access without waiting rooms.
No doubt that relationship between IoT and health care industry is promising, but there are some challenges. Let’s have a look:

1. Mobile hesitation:
Devices are half of IoT, and if provider hesitates during patient data handling process, then care can suffer.
2. Security:

Security is main concern as financial information attracts many hackers. So, healthcare industry should security on top of mind.
In the ending note, though there are many obstacles but still IoT exist in medial industry to some extent. Hope to see more innovative devices in healthcare industry.

Open Source Tools for Internet of Things

Open Source Tools for Internet of Things

Once in a while, you might have heard of “Internet of Things” or IoT. It is about using of devices to collect data and share it with other devices via Internet. In other words, it can be said that it is machine-to-machine technology.

According to Gartner, 

“26 billion IoT devices will be installed in 2020, generating $300 billion in revenue for service providers and manufacturers.

If you are also interested in this technology and want to develop IoT related software and hardware then here are some open source tools for the same:

1. Arduino:

Arduino is both hardware and set of software. It provides hardware specification for interactive electronics and includes IDE and the Arduino programming languages. Many groups have used this tool to build IoT-related hardware and software products.

2. Eclipse IoT Project:

Eclipse sponsors various projects of IoT including application framework and services and open source implementations of IoT.
3. Kinoma:

Kinoma software platform offers three different open source projects namely, Kimona Create, Kimona Studio and Kimona Connect.

4. M2MLabs Mainspring:

Mainspring is open source framework designed for fleet management, remote monitoring and smart grid applications. It is based on Apache Cassandra NoSQL database and Java.

5. Node-RED:

Node-RED is built on Node.js and is a visual tool for wiring the IoT. It permits developers to connect devices, APIs and services together.
To conclude, these open source tools are highly important in far-flung world of the Internet of Things.

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