IoT is quickly changing things around us. And, it won’t be wrong to state that there are already so many changes that this technology has brought for us. In this post we are going to take a look at some of the most common examples of IoT that are present around us, but we don’t even realize. So, let us have a look at the best examples of IoT that will help in developing a better understanding of this technology –
1. Talking toys (Hello Barbie)
Perhaps the most unusual name on this list, but the most important one is Hello Barbie. Touted to be the first doll that can engage children in learning, playing games, telling jokes, storytelling and more, this is the most significant example of what IoT is going to help us achieve in the future.
The dolls come with a Wi-Fi compatibility that means all the data it receives or delivers is stored in the cloud. The doll communicates with you in real time, making it as close to as human experience as possible. And, that can be a great thing for developing toys for future kids!
2. A refrigerator that talks
One of the most significant achievements that IoT has managed to make is in that it has simplified our lifestyle. And, will continue to do so. The Family Hub refrigerator launched by Samsung at CES this January is just the perfect example of that. It comes with a 21.5 inch HD LCD display that allows you to use your phone for posting, pin photos write notes as well as use a calendar on the same. Plus, you can also look at content inside the refrigerator using the same.
And, it simply does not end here. You can even use it to do stuff like managing recipes, do online shopping and more. So, you can see where the future is headed now?
3. A mascara that’s connected to technology
Wouldn’t it be great if you had someone to tell you how to use the makeup accessories that you have, in the best possible manner? Well, the connected mascara from L’Oreal is one such thing that will do so. Combining the expertise of IoT with the innovation of 3D printing techniques, the company is going to bring something in the future that can help you to do just that.
And, that’s not all; they are also working on a 3D printing product in order to print mass amounts of human skin. This will help them to create a skin prototype so that testing on animals becomes less and harmless products for human skin can be developed easily.
4. Lighting smarter cities
Have you ever overlooked out of the window when your airplane lands? The city skyline is just amazing. Isn’t it? However, when you compare it to that of a rural area, then there’s a stark contrast. This is clear indication of how we are wasting the most precious resource on lighting buildings just for the sake of decoration, whereas there are areas that can use this electricity for so much more.
The good news is that some company named Altiux is working towards bringing a change in this. Using their real time plant analytics, they are working towards helping enterprises reduce operational cost by optimization of energy usage. And, this can be an important step in the development of smart cities.
The company claims that their system can determine where illumination is needed, and where not so as to lower costs and save energy. Much needed I’d say. Isn’t it so?
Those were some of the most common examples of IoT that you are soon going to see being available for you in the market. The rate at which the development of these products and technology is taking place, it won’t be long before IoT takes over the market completely.
And, the benefits that it brings along – it won’t be wrong to state that it is going to be revolutionary. But, all we have to do now wait and watch where the technology reaches and what the pinnacle of IoT is. Whatever it is going to be, it will be for the good of humans that’s for sure!