7 things you must know about the Internet of Things

Internet of Things or IoT is a word of buzz today. While most of us do understand the concept of internet we often fall into a pool of questions when it comes to internet of Things.
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Simply put, the Internet of Things is a computing concept that envisions everyday objects being connected to the internet, and hence having the ability to transfer data to and fro. While it is a very broad and rather vague definition, you might be surprised to know how it is implemented in our daily lives and the possibilities it may extend to.

1.    You don’t require particular expensive or hi-tech gadgets to watch aspects of this concept in motion. Indeed, you can use your very own smartphone to run applications like the visiting card reader BizConnect, which lets you transfer prints on business cards into properly formatted and accurate contacts on your device.
2.    If the IoT (Internet of Things) could be further tapped into, huge waste and costs could be greatly reduced as waste materials could be used to form new, digitised equipment.
3.    The RFID scanner at your local store’s billing counter is an example of the interaction between physical objects and a digital network too.
4.    Completely smart homes could become a reality for everyone, not just the top bracket members of society. Every variable (temperature, lighting) would be carefully monitored and controlled, however, you like it to be.
5.    Self-driving cars could become commonplace, exchanging data with other vehicles, checking a GPS for directions and using scanners to detect obstructions and objects around.
6.     Individuals on probation or house arrest could be tracked anywhere in the world.
7.    Patients who need aid like wheelchairs could receive automated help, as well as patients requiring constant monitoring of factors such as heart rate or blood pressure. Hence, hospitals closest to the patient could be alerted during an emergency immediately.

 Here is a small and exhaustive list of applications of the Internet of Things, many already in place at certain locations around the world. It's impossible to predict how far we could reach wielding such a concept into reality, but the prospects remain exciting and revolutionary.