Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing but interconnection of computing devices within existing internet infrastructure. The concept is gaining high popularity everyday. All industries are trying to be interconnected with IoT. Here, we have listed 8 technologies that will adopt to Internet of Things in this year.
1. Smart Energy Management
Energy management has been the primary focus of internet of things development. Google entered smart energy management field by introducing a smart thermostat called Google Nest. Some other companies like, Hive, Tado and Honeywell introduced new products that enable control and adjustment of temperature and hot water settings from smartphone.
2. Smart Lighting
New lightning products like Philips Hue lets users adjust the color and brightness of lighting in the home. You can adjust and control the color, brightness of these bulbs using smartphone app. LG has introduced lighting devices that can be programmed to act like alarm clocks. It gets brighter according to time of the day, they can be set to blink when user gets a phone call.
3. Connected Appliances
Controlling your home appliances using smartphone while sitting in office is going to be the next big thing of Internet of Things. Electrolux has introduced CombiSteam oven that lets you switch on/off the oven, adjust temperature and humidity and watch the food being cooked on smartphone. Smaller appliances like coffee maker can be controlled using smartphone app too.
4. Smart Security
Mobile devices are widely used for security identification these days. Goji Smart Lock is an alternative option for keys. You can unlock the door of house by simply tapping smartphone or electronic fob. You can send a text message to activate or deactivate this lock. Another company has introduced Bluesmart suitcase that can be locked or unlocked using your phone, the suitcase has proximity sensors that detect your smartphone when it’s brought near the suitcase.
5. Self Driving Car
Google has created the all new segment of IoT by introducing the prototype of self-driving car in last year. The concept of driverless car seen in sci-fi movies can be reality with Google’s self driving car. Mercedes, Audi and BMW also have announced their self-driving car prototypes. These cars can be controlled using smartphone and even smart watches.
6. Self-tending Gardens
Smart garden is a new concept that will gain huge popularity in coming year. You can water the plants and trees in smart garden. You can autonomously water plants with right amount of water at exactly the right time. You can adjust and control watering using smartphone app. Flower Power (H2O) is one of the companies that have launched product in this segment.
7. Wearable Health Monitors
Wearable devices are connected with internet. Wearable gadgets that were introduced in last year come with number of health monitoring sensors. For example, Jawbone’s Up fitness tracker can monitor the sleeping pattern, you can set alarm on the wearable device using smartphone.
We have seen multiple prototypes of quadraoopter called Drone. Amazon showcased its own Drone prototype that company is planning to use for delivery. Whie, Google is secretly working on Drone project too. At CES2015, Intel showcased anti-collision feature in AscTec Firefly drone, this Drone comes with Intel RealSense camera.