The IoT has said to be a development of the internet, where everyday objects have network connectivity which allows them to send and receive data. Paul Saffo, Managing Director of Discern Analytics mentioned that “Most of our devices will be communicating on our behalf—they will be interacting with the physical and virtual worlds more than interacting with us. The devices are going to disappear into what we wear and/or carry.” What he is essentially saying is that wearable technology and devices will be involved in our lives so much it might have a “mind” of its own in the future, where it will have such a tight relationship with us and even be embedded in our bodies in the near future.
According to Jacob Morgan, everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of can be connected as the IoT is a concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). One great example is the Google Glass.
Imagine being able to control everything in your home with your head. Sounds too good to be true? Well, Google Glass can make that a reality by using wireless connectivity to control connected devices in your home. Picture arriving home from work, and the door of your house automatically unlocks to let you in as you walk up to it. Inside, your app comes on the glasses screen and you can tune in or change the channel while you fiddle with turning on the connected sprinkler system for your lawn. Neat, huh?
Another example of wearable smart technology is IOFIT.
Developed by Salted Venture, a startup supported by Samsung Electronics, IOFIT is a solution that utilizes a combination of pressure sensors and a coaching app to improve a user’s balance and body posture to enhance one’s fitness routine or golf swing. Imagine being able to know how you should adjust your posture, how to get the perfect swing based on the information being transmitted from the sensors in your shoes to your smartphone device. Now isn’t that convenient?