The meaning of IoT
Over the past few years, Iot has become a hot topic. But what are internet of things?
Internet of things, IoT for short, consists of networks of devices equipped with sensors, thermostats for instance, that collect data about their surroundings and send it to a platform. The devices work together as an integrated system.
Once collected, the data is then aggregated in servers to be available for analysis. Modern technology allows to remotely control and monitor devices. From this information and in combination with cutting-edge techniques such as machine learning, accurate, sometimes real-time, decisions can be made.
Generally speaking, the goal of an Internet of thing system is to improve the quality of products and services provided to people.
Examples of IoT
IoT devices are becoming more and more present in our daily life, whether we notice it or not. For instance, smart watches monitor our daily activity such as heartbeats number of steps taken.
Another interesting examples is Singapore’s Electric Road Pricing System, which monitors and adjusts toll fees in real-time, effectively reducing congestions.