Speaking of the conventional Internet, it was common to connect computers to each other, such as between a personal computer and a server. However, in modern times, Internet technology is being used in various fields due to the cooperation with smartphones and the advent of smart speakers.
There is no particular definition for IoT, but it is conspicuous that the term IoT is used to connect things in genres that were unrelated to the Internet to the Internet. For example, one of the IoT technologies is to remotely control home appliances such as air conditioners to adjust the air conditioning according to the time of returning home.
How the IoT works
Data collection is the foundation of the IoT system. The object includes functions such as wireless, sensor, or camera, and collects data such as what is happening around the object and what is required.
Then, the obtained information is transmitted through the connection to the Internet to improve the living environment of human beings. Lighting equipment that switches with a motion sensor is also a type of IoT that connects things.
Speakers that operate home appliances just by talking to them, cleaning robots that can be operated using Wi-Fi, and unmanned cameras that can communicate captured data and send it to PCs and smartphones are also representative of IoT. I can say.
At this stage, we can already benefit from many things through the IoT, but as the speed and capacity of transmitting the information we obtain increases, we will be able to do more than ever. With the rise of "5G" these days, it is said that IoT technology will take a leap forward.
What you can do with IoT
Enrich your life
The word "smart house" has come to be heard everywhere. This is also one of the IoT, and is a term that refers to the state in which many facilities and home appliances in the house are connected to the Internet. In this way, IoT technology enriches our lives.
For example, if you forget to turn off the air conditioner and go out, you had to go home once to control it, but with IoT, you can handle it remotely, so you can easily correct it without any hassle. I will.
Contribute to medical progress
In medical situations, the IoT contributes primarily through wearable devices. This is a system that sends data such as blood pressure and pulse to a medical institution, and if any abnormality is found, you can receive immediate treatment.
Especially in rural areas, the shortage of doctors continues, and it is becoming difficult to handle the biometric data of patients who come to the hospital perfectly. Therefore, the spread of IoT will improve the accuracy of home medical care and prevent the danger of medical collapse. It is also expected.
Streamline production and logistics, leading to economic development
In the fields of production and logistics, there are movements such as unmanned driving technology by introducing AI, utilization of drones, and efficiency improvement of warehousing operations, and we are realizing economic development.
The results of IoT in agriculture are also very large, and we measure the amount of solar radiation by using sensors and adjust the timing and amount of water and fertilizer supply. In addition, by controlling the history of the room temperature, etc., it is possible to optimally respond to sudden situations such as rain.
It will be possible to accurately grasp and manage transportation, and safety will be improved.
IoT has made it possible to more accurately grasp the conditions of busy roads and train operation conditions, improving convenience for users. Choosing an efficient route has many positive effects on the logistics industry.
In addition, depending on the operator, IoT technology is also useful for improving safety, such as making it easier to prevent accidents by immediately monitoring the situation in real time.