Think of the number of devices you are currently plugged in to. How many of them utilize or rely upon internet connectivity to function? The Internet of Things (IoT), where everyday objects have internet access in order to send and receive data, is growing…rapidly. There is no limit to what can be connected. Read on to discover fun facts and innovations surrounding the Internet of Things.
* By 2015, the number of devices worldwide with internet access will exceed the number of people in the world 2-fold.
* By 2020, there will be at least 50 billion connected things on our planet.
* In approximately five years, the Internet of Things is projected to be worth more than $7 trillion.
* Items predicted to be “connected” in the near future include roadways, buildings, bridges, dams, paper towel dispensers, trash cans, alarm clocks and milk cartons.
Companies Leading the IoT Revolution:
Weft – is working on a concept called, “air-traffic control for cargo.” The company manufactures hardware sensors and software that can help reduce costs and improve delivery times for the shipment of goods globally.
Sun LifeLight Inc – is developing a smart desk lamp that helps alleviate depression and improve productivity for employees in offices without natural sunlight. The lamp is controlled by a mobile app that is compatible with Android and iOS devices. The app gathers information about the weather, user’s schedule, and can integrate data from wearable technologies to identify a person’s sleep patterns and recommend specific amounts of artificial sunlight each day.
DipJar – don’t have cash, don’t worry you can still leave a tip. DipJar has created a simple tip jar with the technology to accept and pass along tips made with a debit or credit card.
MachineShop – is working on a way to transform the way enterprise companies use and deploy wireless devices. As it stands, all wirelessly connected devices use a different protocol to communicate with an application (e.g. laptop or smartphone). MachineShop is developing a solution to standardize and simplify those different languages into application programming interfaces.
EcoVent – wish you could keep one room in your house temperature controlled without having to waste hot or cool air in unused rooms? EcoVent technology allows every room in a house/apartment to have its own temperature zone. Think of it as a smart HVAC control system that has the potential to cut waste and utility bills by 35 percent.
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June 22, 2014
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