IoT devices are pieces of hardware, like sensors, machines, gadgets programmed for certain applications, and transmission of data over the internet. If we talk about IoT and sustainability then we have a level of connectivity and network management, devices management, data acquisition, and many more.
The Internet of Things or IoT refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, all collecting and sharing data. This has been possible due to the arrival of super-cheap computer chips and wireless networks. This technology can be used in vast areas of interest from a child’s toy to a driverless truck.
However, for easy and simple understanding, there are few examples such as elderly care monitoring, bike helmet crash sensors, smart smoke detectors, air quality sensors, smart fire extinguishers, and many more. One can only imagine how beneficial it can be for a safe and sound environment for all, of course, there are many more applications of this technology in various other domains.
The best example we can have is Tesla cars, based on IoT technology it is a self-driving electronic car which you can control remotely. Other examples are wireless speakers such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home assistant. The same technology is used for Apple’s smartwatches and smart baby monitors.
The same technology is used for smart homes and buildings where the doors have sensors; the lifts can sense human presence. In recent times to deal with covid-19, the contactless thermal gun is developed with the same technology. The idea of adding sensors in things started in the 1980s and 1990s but it took another for this idea to come into reality. This is going to be the future for a smart and sustainable environment that is helpful as wholesome.