IoT technology is pioneering the 4.0 revolution. In the previous articles, we discovered the concept and IoT application in the manufacturing industry. Today, let’s find out with Speranza the benefits it brings in daily life. The 2019 global IoT Summit also devoted a topic to this called “IoT Application, Services, and Real Implementations”. And we will detail how IoT is applied in the areas of consumer electronics, assisted living, rural services, and production.
1. Consumer Electronics.
Consumer electronics (abbreviated as CE) are electronic devices used in households, not for business purposes. These are familiar items that are used every day in our daily lives, such as TVs, refrigerators, computers, cameras, etc.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing a new breath to consumer electronics. Current devices have become much smarter. Now washing machines don’t just wash, and light bulbs don’t just turn on and off. All are interconnected and integrate sensors and modern technologies like AI that help them automatically collect data and adapt behavior to the environment. People can control them easily on their own smartphones, not only saving energy but also increasing the ability to monitor and manage in their own homes.
Consumer electronics integrate IoT applications toward smart homes. Source: https://tridenstechnology.com/what-is-a-smart-home/
Corporations are starting to exploit this huge and potential market. According to Market Research Future, the growth rate of IoT device consumption in consumer electronics has been 24.16% over the past years. And it is expected that the total value can reach 124 billion dollars in 2023.
2. Assisted Living.
Assisted living is a facility that takes care of disabled people or lonely elderly people who choose to live here instead of at home. This can be a private room or a house, supporting health services, eating, and taking care of daily life or recreational activities.
Assisted living is a model with many challenges, most notably the requirement to monitor health and daily activities. The above requires high manpower and costs, imagine an ordinary employee who can only take care and monitor for 5 people, then 100 people need 20 employees. IoT was born as a savior for assisted living, especially in the context of the current severe Covid-19 pandemic, which reduces the ability to contact people with each other.
IoT Application is a great solution for assisted living. Source: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Enable-IoT-interoperability-in-ambient-assisted-and-Yacchirema-Palau/37df54a5bed234ab4c3f462d1d726eec797bd8b9
The first can be mentioned as wearables, which help monitor health indicators and give warnings if abnormalities are detected. Real-time data sent from IoT devices support doctors make early diagnoses, significantly reducing injuries and deaths in some cases. In addition, smart cameras watch all daily activities, supervisors can sit in one place and observe the entire facility. In modern facilities, service robots can be used to replace ordinary staff.
IoT solutions for assisted living are very effective, but not without challenges. Standard sync is required first. Currently, there is no specific standard for the use of IoT devices in these facilities. The cost and complexity of installation are also not simple. In addition, IoT devices from different manufacturers may not be able to connect, causing headaches for managers. Therefore, government and private companies need to combine to deploy better IoT solutions for helped living.
3,.Rural Services and Production.
Rural service means any service provided to people in rural areas, and which reduces the need to travel to the city, for example, goods, medical, legal, financial, etc. In this article, we only mention services and products for agricultural production. These can include means of production, machinery, fertilizers for the cultivation process, or feed for livestock.
Agriculture is a traditional industry, with less innovation and creativity than industry or services. However, it is entering a new era, when the 4.0 revolution affects all aspects of life. IoT devices, drones help change the way of traditional farming. In addition, rising production costs, scarcity of water, and arable land are also strong motivations to improve rural service and production to serve today’s agriculture.
IoT can bring a new revolution to agriculture. Source: https://yourstory.com/2018/02/iot-rural-agriculture-dairy-energy/amp
The IoT system consists of many layers, including temperature and humidity meters for data collection, drones for irrigation, and smart plows for better farming. Private companies provide individual IoT services tailored to each country’s region, such as a field irrigation system in India or a potato production monitoring system in Europe.
IoT brings many benefits to rural service and production in agriculture. It helps to reduce energy costs by automating many farming processes while maximizing productivity. Pet health monitoring services through sensors help diagnose and detect pathogens on time. In addition, measurement systems collect data to help farmers plan appropriate farming, ensuring no crop loss. The machines also incorporate modern technology for more efficient harvesting. Despite many inadequacies, IoT is a new bright spot for the global agricultural industry.
Hopefully, through the article, you have seen more clearly the IoT application and the benefits that it brought to our daily life. Now, controlling every device around us at the touch of a button is no longer a fantasy. With 5 years of experience in the IoT field, Speranza is a pioneer in applying this advanced technology in its products. At the same time, we also provide solutions and advice to apply the Internet of Things in both industrial and civil.