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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.

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.

Is Security and Privacy critical in the Internet of Things?

Is Security and Privacy critical in the Internet of Things?

In this IoT world, the thing that is on stake is ‘our Privacy’. It is pretty much exciting to think that how we can customize the services and products that we want. Apart from this, IoT will modify every aspect of our life, may it be healthcare, manufacturing, government, etc. Now, the question is “How IoT affects our Privacy?” We share a lot of information with other through social media and devices. But there is dark side of sharing this data because this shared information may jeopardize our personal safety.

We can’t deny the fact that this world is moving to ‘internet of connected things’ from ‘internet of connected computers’. We use smart watches, washing machines, fridges, vending machines – all these things collect ocean of information about us. We are surrounded by technologies and smart devices that seem to be the world of robots as picturized in any science fiction movie. All this could turn against us in one single click of button. What we can do to protect our privacy? The options to protect our privacy are very limited. We can use tools such as VPNs, encryption clients, but there is no such thing that can be used as bulletproof privacy shield.

In conclusion, no one tell how much privacy we will get once the IoT is on its hype. So, for the safe side, it’s better to be careful with whom and how you are sharing your information. Marwick, the social media researcher said that, “Neither privacy nor publicity is dead but technology will continue to make a mess of both.

What is IoT

IoT-Innovations

Iot or Internet of Things can be described as anything, it could be a heart monitor implanted in a person, it could be an automobile with proximity sensors to alert the driver while parking.

In simple words

IoT be describe as an object which can be natural or man-made and can be assigned an IP address and also provided with the ability to transfer data over a network.

The Idea and model of IoT is in practice for years now, but recently with the advancement in the technology there is acceleration in the use of Internet of Things with several devices for collecting, processing and sharing information.

As per a recent research the use of IoT is getting popular in consumer electronics, automobiles and transportation, energy & utilities, industrial and commercial buildings, and many more. Although the concept wasn’t named until 1999, the Internet of Things has been in development for decades.

The first Internet appliance, for example, was a Coke machine at Carnegie Melon University in the early 1980s. The programmers could connect to the machine over the Internet, check the status of the machine and determine whether or not there would be a cold drink awaiting them, should they decide to make the trip down to the machine.

People who are using diverse or interoperable communication protocols realized that in place of diverse and interoperable communications a dynamic heterogeneous/multimodal network can be used in remote and unreachable places such as mines, oil platforms, forests, pipes, etc. Or it can be used in emergency situations like floods, earthquake, etc.

In IoT infrastructure, these “things or objects” will realize and explore each other and learn to take advantage of each other’s data by sharing resources and dramatically enhancing the scope and dependability of the resulting services.

According to Gartner, Inc. 

A technology research and advisory corporation), there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020.”

ABI Research estimates that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. As per a recent survey and study done by Pew Research Internet Project, a large majority of the technology experts and engaged Internet users who responded—83 percent—agreed with the notion that the Internet/Cloud of Things, embedded and wearable computing (and the corresponding dynamic systems) will have widespread and beneficial effects by 2025. It is, as such clear that the IoT will consist of a very large number of devices being connected to the Internet. In an active move to accommodate new and emerging technological innovation,

UK Government, in their 2015 budget, allocated £40,000,000 towards research into the Internet of Things. The British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, posited that the Internet of Things is the next stage of the information revolution and referenced the inter-connectivity of everything from urban transport to medical devices to household appliances.

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