Quite a lot of buzz is created across this particular acronym namely ‘the IOT’. What is IOT and
how is the great technology going to impact the lives of younger generation of today’s
What is IOT?
IOT refers to Internet of Things’. It is a unique technology that embeds software into day to day
mechanisms. It can be your watch, beaded necklace or an ultra sonic device attached to your
pendant. You can get the info at the brink of a second. You will have modulators attached to
each of these and the modulators are connected to the internet. This way, if you have an
emergency situation around the corner, like you have been nabbed by a rapist, you
immediately send out an SOS alerting police about the same. The ultra sound detectors sense
what your body and mind is going through and sends the beep to the relevant authorities, who
would then take charge. An elderly person might have had a stroke or requires immediate
medical attention. Not all of us have our smart phones, tablets or laptop while we are out on
the move isn’t it?
It is IOT that lets sensory waves get seamlessly connected to any kind of objects or mechanisms
to make life a hassle free affair.
Top 4 advantages of having IOT at your disposal
Helps the younger generation attend their college exams on time
The sensory assimilators are connected to Google maps that detect traffic filled roads. Google
maps can suggest a no-traffic, no signal zone so that you can reach your college examination
halls without the least delay.
Similarly I phone has come up with I-watches where you can view internet, emails and other
vital info while having a look at your watch. This latest technology is handy and saves you time
and effort. As the watches run on batteries, you do not have to charge them every now and
then. Smart phones and lap tops can run off power when there is no charge left on the devices.
Immediate medical assistance to the elderly
Visually impaired cannot see what is what of things. Using sensor beams enabled IOT; these
people can send out alarms or beeps to the health care providers. An automated call can also
be made to the family physician or surgeon. Those of you who are hearing impaired can also be
given alerts or beams to take you to the health-care clinic or hospital. Senior citizens impacted
with paralysis have limited ability to move out. These alerts can help an ambulance pick them
up from their respective residences.
Help farmers build on their crops
By collating info on forthcoming monsoons, weather conditions and soil topography, thanks to
IOS enabled devices; farmers can make well-informed decisions to cultivating the right kind of
crops. In the eventuality of an upcoming flood or devastation, these farmers are informed in
advance. This way, precautionary measures can also be made to safeguard their existing crops
from getting damaged.
Keep yourself healthy with technology
Quite a lot of devices like cane beads, cooling glasses and watches come to you with technology
enabled sensors. This way, health patients can check on their sugar levels or BP from time to
Health conscious gym or aerobics exponents can get their heart beat or calories burnt at the
end of each work-out session. You can also keep a tab on what you eat and how you can
alternate your existing diet with a lifestyle diet.
A complete overview on IOT plus their great benefits have therefore been discussed at length.
You can also incorporate IOT to infrastructure, space science, economic and financial domains,