IoT Applications

It is a network that is required to connect or to exchange the data over the internet through sensors, technologies and software. It is proving a better means for collaborative future in education as it gives a clear and concise access to all learning materials in real time.

It provides a digital sphere full of devices, machines of all sizes to transfer the data among each other in real time. An excellent example of IoT is wearable fitness trackers and healthcare applications, smart cars, voice assistants, smart appliances etc.  

In the healthcare sector, it provides benefits to Physicians, patients (in evaluating blood pressure, glucometer, heart rate and monitoring cuffs), families, insurance companies and hospitals.

Alexa is an enhanced IoT service used to control smart home like Google assistant or Siri. It is considered as an Echo device similar to thermostats and headphones. IoT provides security by the help of sensors, cameras, alarms, microphones and lights controlled by smartphones.

Basic Elements used in IoT Applications:

IoT is impactful in improving quality of life and minimizing the healthcare cost by increasing remotely access to education, communities and transportation. There are four components of IoT: an application, connectivity, devices, and platform.

  • User Interface
  • Data Analytics
  • Connected Devices
  • Data Cloud
  • System Security
  • Central Control Hardware
  • Network Interconnection
IoT Applications
IoT Applications

Few IoT Applications are as : 

IoT is a group of electronic devices like :computers, smartphones, laptops etc that are connected with each other through the internet in order to exchange information. The most useful internet applications to be considered are web browsing, email and peer to peer services and we are completely interdependent on the internet so as to get the data access.

  • Smart City
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Homes / Buildings
  • Wearables
  • Traffic Management
  • Self Driven Cars
  • Farming. Industrial
  • IoT Retail Shops
  • Environmental Monitoring

Importance of IoT :

It always allows information to flow at a rapid rate to get an idea of the cultures other than their own. IoT has made our life comfortable and better by implementing technologies of IoT like RFID and Sensor.

  • Full On Content
  • Powerful Search Engine
  • Research Abilities
  • Message Board To Discuss Ideas
  • Multidisciplinary Knowledge

There are four types of IoT Networks :

IoT is a series of applications that uses passive, dynamic and active data and provides better resolutions to solve problems.

  • Cellular
  • Mesh Networks
  • LAN / PAN

Challenges of IoT :

In the Industrial sector, IoT can be used to provide visibility into production by using machines, sensors and tools. IoT contains data collected with the help of sensors and are prone to hacking and malware attacks.

  • Insecure Interfaces
  • The IoT Skills Gap
  • Insufficient Data Protection
  • Weak Password Protection
  • Poor IoT Device Management
  • Lack Of Update Mechanism

Significance of IoT to Future Education

Education is an essential part of life to each individual in order to grow and get connected with things in a productive way. So to improve a person’s life, education is so important to acquire knowledge on any discipline, basic facts and cultural values. Considering the current scenario, IoT is providing a better scope to students so that they can evolve themselves in the education sector by implementing new technologies.

The schools are using the IoT Technology to improve the safety measures of the students and to keep a track on records of the useful resources. It also helps to gather the information required in learning processes. With the help of Technology tutor records their lectures which create the better connectivity between the student and technology. All over the world IoT is holding a magnificent future because of its incomparable and promising potential.

There are two main focuses of the technology are virtual reality and augmented reality. In the near future the students will focus and pursue only online degree programmes. Compared to the traditional approach of learning, technology based learning is a good option as the student will devote all their time to learn and to improve the basics of communication and learning. The increased use of mobile and smart appliances to carry our daily tasks are the best examples of IoT.

IoT in Future Education
IoT in Future Education

Elements of IoT

Some of the basic elements of IoT are :

  • Data Cloud
  • Data Analytics
  • Network Interconnection
  • User Interface
  • System Security

IoT has changed the education sector by implementing different techniques which are directly proportional to the growth of the students. IoT is a limitless and potential mode to advance the future education by transforming the process of knowledge. All the governmental and private organizations are opting this to make education easier by improving classroom learning. With IoT the knowledge of software development and designing is must to deploy the services like Alexa. IOT can be beneficial to deployment of the latest technologies, infrastructure, oil and gas industries and manufacturing sector.

Importance of Languages in IoT

Coding is also required for IoT as they used most common programming like C and C++. Python is used for backend development to run linux and microcontrollers. Similarly Java, JavaScript, Swift and PHP are some of the Top languages. In order to exchange real time information we use sensors which are embedded in thermostats, refrigerators, cars and in other electrical appliances. We cannot learn IoT without the knowledge of UI and UX skills.

Few Softwares that are used for IoT are :

  • Contiki
  • Nano-RK
  • Mantis
  • LiteOS etc

IoT development team will include product manager, electrical engineer, system designer, mechanical engineer, backend developer, industrial designer and frontend developer. To create IoT solutions we use the Raspberry Pi series which is a set of GPIO (General Purpose Input and Output) used to control electronic devices. In our everyday life we came across enormous examples of IoT devices like voice assistants, smart appliances, healthcare applications etc. If you are interested in boosting your career in IoT you need to learn Hardware, Networking, Application Development Application design, Data and AI and Security.