How the Internet of Things will change your life

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Internet of Things Day

This Saturday 9th April, it’s global Internet of Things day. A day where people around the world come together at events to talk about and debate the future and what the Internet of Things means for us all.

What does the future hold for us? Well here are just a couple of areas that we can see changing in the coming years.

Medical / healthcare

There have already been some huge leaps forward in recent years in the field of medtech, this invention from Google making some of the bigger headlines last year. But there is much more possible, even just looking at today’s technology, we can see a number of things developing, such as:

  • Smart pill bottles – these bottles monitor your pill usage, not only making sure that you’re taking the right doses but also letting your Doctor know when you may need more.
  • Smart pills – not just the bottle, but the pills themselves can become smart, providing your Doctor with better insights into your health and the effect their treatments are having.

Transport

Like in the medical industry, we’re already seeing glimpses of what’s possible when it comes to the Internet of Things and transport. A few developments we could see include:

  • Self-driving and parking cars – Tesla are pushing this a lot at the moment but lots of companies see the potential here.
  • Parking apps – there are plenty of apps out there that are gathering data on local car park facilities and using this to tell drivers where a free spot is available. It’s not that unthinkable to connect this data directly to a car with self-parking ability and potentially for that car to find a space and park itself without any input from the driver.

It goes beyond cars too, cycles are getting the Internet of Things treatment too!

There is a huge amount of information out there and the team at RS Components have put together a simple visualisation showing what the Internet of Things is and importantly, what it could mean for our future. You can take a closer look at the visual below.

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By Heidi Walker

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