How Internet of Things becomes so interesting has been the talk these previous year. The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been done every year. IoT also grows better and better. In the future, Internet of Things will not only connecting things, but it is also said to be connecting human.
The IoT is a developing technological marvel. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 50 to 100 billion devices will be electronically connected in the globally emerging IoT. But at the center of the innovation that is unfolding across all geographic, industrial and technological borders is not so much those devices that are being linked together but the “connected person.” At the center is the human being who is making use of the applications and services that are enabled by the devices — the things — and their unprecedented integration provided in the IoT.
The IoT is intended to extend data collection, smart networking, predictive analytics and deep optimization across interconnected people and most every manner of physical objects and information technology (IT) platforms around the world. Leveraging sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, mobile communications, big data and more technologies, the IoT would allow more and more useful information to be derived from more and more interconnected elements than ever before possible. Across healthcare, the industrial Internet, transportation, energy and a wide array of other industries, the implications of such a development could be sweeping. Whole new technology spaces, applications and business models could emerge.
Consider the impact in healthcare specifically. In a scenario in which sensors — deployed throughout a home or worn on or even embedded in a body — are constantly relaying data on a patient back to healthcare providers for monitoring and analysis, services for ambient assisted living, wellness care and telemedicine could be transformed. In such ways, the IoT could help people live longer, healthier and more independent, fulfilling lives by enabling a revolutionary “e-health” capability around the world.
The challenges of initiating IoT standards include enabling seamless technology and application integration; balancing regional, governmental and regulatory priorities; integrating “secondary” markets driven by big data re-use and analytics; allowing for common software implementation platforms, and fueling customer confidence. Global, open standards development rooted in inclusivity and due process provides the multi-stakeholder environment in which the world’s IoT stakeholders can work together to forge solutions and advance innovation.
The IoT figures to touch all, and, so, all voices must be heard for the monumental benefits promised in the connected-person vision to be fully realized.