Technologies are moving full steam ahead, and the Internet of Things is no exception. According to a Gartner special report, about 25 billion of various “things” will be connected to the Internet of Things applications next year. In order to fully comprehend the power of IoT technology, it is worth to mention that except for smartphones, there was no single business in history that hit the trillion-dollar-mark as quickly as IoT does.
So how exactly do IoT applications transform our lives? Let’s find it out overviewing 10 industries embracing this promising tech. The overview will be based on IoT use cases.
IoT in Healthcare
There is an encouraging health project introduced at the International Conference on Big Data, IoT and Data Science in 2017 — a smart ambulance system using IoT. The ambulance is equipped with a heart rate sensor, blood pressure sensors, ECG, and other devices measuring vital health parameters and sending them to a hospital’s database, so doctors can plan accordingly. What is more, a smart ambulance allows operating traffic signals by sending GPRS messages through a cloud system and allows turning a traffic lite from red to green in case of emergency.
IoT in Manufacturing
There are numerous IoT manufacturing use cases, but one of the most outstanding ones is represented by IIoT equipment with infrared thermography, showing different colors without having to touch the equipment. With the help of such devices, engineers and mechanics can detect faulty connections, abnormal motors, pipe temperatures, etc.
IoT in Agriculture
Agriculture automation using IoT is no longer a dream. Today, IoT-connected devices rapidly transform farming and agriculture sectors, making them more industrialized and technology-driven. There are numerous IoT agriculture sensors already used in the industry, including those that can be attached to the animals, to provide farmers with the ability to monitor animals’ health and log performance.
IoT in Logistics
Smart traffic control system using IoT is one of the most beneficial solutions for logistics existing today. It allows optimizing the timing interval of the traffic signal in accordance with the number of vehicles. In other words, IoT implementation ensures effective traffic management, decreasing waiting time for the drivers, and ensuring faster delivery.
IoT in Supply Chain
Connected to computer systems via data or Wi-Fi networks, IoT solutions for supply chain allow monitoring, reporting on, sending, and exchanging data. For example, monitoring the condition of such goods as food and chemicals is essential but not always possible. IoT solves this problem, providing the ability to control temperature, humidity, exposure to the atmosphere, light intensity and other environmental factors.
IoT in Smart Homes
With the Internet of Things for smart cities and the Internet of Things for smart homes, the Stark mansion is no longer a fiction. The future is already here; it has come along with such innovations as a home security system using IoT that informs the owner through a notification in case of unauthorized entry or whenever the door is opened. One of the best things about such security system is that it does not require almost any maintenance.
IoT for Customer Service
IoT in business has been widely discussed for years. Today, business owners are implementing IoT solutions into their strategies of conquering the world market with great enthusiasm. Along with the increasing number of IoT B2B use cases, new customer-oriented solutions appear, including solutions for remote monitoring of employees effectiveness on the workplace which allows to evaluate the level of service and take actions to improve it.
IoT in Banking Sector
When talking about industrial IoT applications, banking solutions using IoT should not be forgotten as they offer a number of significant benefits to both workers in finance and banking and their clients. Banking IoT applications such as Arimo allow detecting fraudulent or unusual customer behavior using machine learning algorithms that analyze all the data, revealing suspicious cases.
IoT in the Hospitality Industry
There is no doubt that IoT future applications for the hospitality industry will significantly improve the level of service and customer satisfaction. Hilton and Marriott have already experimented with hyper-personalized hotel rooms where users were allowed to control such room’s features like heating, ventilation and air conditioning from their mobile phone, or from a provided tablet.
IoT in Education
Because the modern process of learning is not limited only to the combination of images and texts, applications of IoT in education are supposed to enjoy a bright future. In terms of the educational process, IoT applications can be seen as powerful creative tools and game changers. Providing numerous features that offer interesting possibilities in teaching and learning, IoT applications in education are predicted to transfer the way students perceive learning.
While the post highlights just 10 industries benefiting from the use of IoT applications, there are many more left behind. For each industry we can name, there is at least one perfect IoT fit. In other words, today is the right time to consider the implementation of this innovative tech into your business.
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