Internet of things or (IOT) is revolutionary technology that has the capability to transform the way we view our world. IoT is defined as the network of devices, buildings and other objects that have embedded sensors, such connectivity that allows exchanging data and communication with various devices and or people. Internet of things has been around for many decades but it has been gaining a lot of attention in this age, this advanced technology is developing every single day. A quick fact about IoT is that predictors have estimated that the use of IoT technology will increase to 13.7% in the upcoming years.
IoT has been providing aid to human life from the comfort of our homes to industrial and environmental fields. To simplify our living styles many devices are built on IoT, we see smart devices, smart houses and a lot of other smart gadgets that are IoT based. Following is the list of few projects that use IoT technology.
1. FACIAL RECOGNITION BOT USING IOT
Facial recognition and detection systems are forms of artificial technology that can recognize and or detect human faces. Facial recognition bots involves the making of AI robots that have the capability to identify different voices and facial features that could works as a prime function for privacy feature, personal identification, emotion detection and other essential features that could become even bigger if they are worked upon.
2. SMART PARKING SYSTEM USING IoT
Smart parking system is a very important part of a smart city, using IoT for smart parking would enable less traffic and confusion as users would be easily guided to vacant parking spots. This system gives you a picture of the area you want to park your vehicle at, then you will be easily notified if there is a vacant spot where you can park.
3. HEALTH CARE USING IoT TECHNOLOGY
Sometimes people neglect their routine checkups so IoT technology comes in very important for such cases, some patients rather than neglecting their checkups or forgetting them they just can’t go to a doctor for this purpose, IoT provides patients help in such a way that they can sit and enjoy the comfort of their homes and check their vitals and if there is a problem with the person’s vitals a doctor connected to the patient is immediately notified via IoT induced devices.
4. WHEELCHAIR FALL DETECTION SYSTEM USING IOT
This heading also falls in the healthcare field, this system uses accelerometer and gyro sensor to detect a patient’s movements. Sometimes due to old age or any other medical factor patients tend to use a wheelchair, using IoT technology there is a detection system built in the wheelchairs to detect any jerk or fall, upon detection of a jerk an alarm is generated which could maybe stop someone from being in a bigger problem.
5. NIGHT PATROL ROBOT USING IoT TECHNOLOGY
Crime rates are the highest at night and therefore robots that can patrol at night are very essential, these robots can detect any wrong activity by having built in vision that can help them in seeing at night and a 360 degrees view, in case of any false activity these robots can generate alarms and take pictures of the scene. This system helps a lot in guarding any kind of property.
6. SMART GRID
Smart grid is a system by which a track or a record could be kept of the power generated to the power consumed, this could be very useful in controlling power supply.
7. SMART BAGGAGE DETECTOR USING IOT
Travelling is an integral part of life and carrying baggage with you is also very important to carry your belongings with you. In case of any theft or if your baggage gets lost detectors are used that sends the location, the coordinates of your bag to your mobile phone. This has created a lot ease in the tourism industry.
8. MINING WORKERS
Mining is one of thre hardest jobs, miners have to work in such a place where they could be faced with any sort of dangerous problems, to avoid such risks a microcontrolled based circuit is installed in the worker’s helmet which tracks the surroundings of the mining site. There is also a tracking system that can transfer data via IoT network, the worker’s location could also be traced in real time to avoid being stuck in an unavoidable problem.
9. STREET LIGHTS MONITORING SYSTEM
Most of the times street lights are left turned on even during the day time. Street light monitoring system sense movement around itself through LDR sensors and it turns itself on or off when its needed. This saves a lot of electricity wastage.
10. SMART TRAFFIC MANGEMENT USING IoT
Smart traffic mangement is a system that could easily tackle all the problems revoloving around traffic. This system can mange all the traffic problems and offer special pathways that are needed in case of rush hours and or emergencies.
11. SMART ALARM CLOCK IN IoT
Smart alarm clocks not only wake you up but also provide a text to speech synthesizer and more features. It modernizes your night side table also provides a new way to wake you up in the morning and helps you geta better sleep.
12. SMART AGRICULTURE SYSTEM USING IOT
Due to the growing population there is an increase in the need of food, this system enables farmers to check on their crops from anywhere, it enables the farmers to irrigate a piece of land or spray bunch of fertilizers on their fields via IoT.
13. SMART CRADLE SYSTEM USING IoT
In such an age where both a man and woman works this sytem is best for working couples, this systems provides a cry detecting mechanism, live video, it also monitors the temperature of the cradle where the baby is put in, this makes life very relaxed for working couples as they can keep up with their baby from afar.
14. SMART GARAGE SYSTEMS USING IOT
Smart garage systems enables you to open or close your garages through some clicks from your mobile phones, without this IoT technology it will take you atleast 4-5 minutes to open or close your garage which will waste a lot of your time especially when you are in hurry.
15. LIQUID LEVEL MONITORING SYSTEM IN IOT
Liquid level mangement using IoT technology helps in detection of the levels of liquid on industrial scale to keep it away from flooding, it also helps in the detection of leaks in pipelines that also is very important to avoid water loss.
IoT products have eased our lives to a great extent, they are not just limited to our homes but they go as far as to industrial levels. IoT products can bring even more ease to our lives that is if we work upon such projects mentioned above. This technology could save a lot of lives in cases of risks and emergencies. Internet of things has been advancing daily and in the future it will change the way we are running the world now.