Latest Advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) — Part 2

IoT in Service Sector, Smart Cars and Healthcare

IoT in Service Sector

in service sector IoT applications are helping people for carrying out daily life tasks. As the world is struggling with coronavirus pandemic since the beginning of 2020, people are avoiding the physical proximity with each other. As a result several use cases of IoT are emerging that were not there earlier. In fact, we can see an entire new set o applications that we can enable with the use of IoT which are mentioned below.

  • Automatic thermal scanning of people entering in a shop
  • Distributing meals, water bottles and medicines using automated trolleys
  • Floor cleaning robots
  • Robot controlled non contact UV surface disinfection
  • Robot controlled handling of contaminated waste
  • Contact-less delivery of items from shop to home using autonomous delivery vehicle
  • Remote monitoring of people

Hence, IoT and robotics have potential to minimize human involvement and thereby making it safer for workers to perform their daily routine tasks. To that end, researchers are working on developing innovative IoT solutions that can serve the community. the IoT enabled soap dispenser is one such device that ensures that people wash their hands properly.

Many innovations in IoT have been used in the service sector s well. Recently, a group of teenagers in Mumbai have created a robot Jasper to distribute water bottles. They control the robot with the help of an Android app.

Besides all of these applications and their current solutions, there is huge opportunity in advancements in IoT domain. Especially, their are opportunities for automatically detecting the contaminated surfaces, high risk and high touch areas. Also, the development of robots automatically taking nasal and throat samples will further reduce human involvement and will be beneficial for the society at large.

IoT in Smart Cars

Smart cars or connected cars come with lots of features that make life of people easier and more comfortable. Not only these smart vehicles are self-driving but also the have completely new features. For instance, you will have better navigation but also the travel time, fuel efficiency, car maintenance, tracking and other services are better managed. Some of the features of smart cars are listed below:

  • In-Car Services
  • Fleet Management
  • Tracking stolen cars
  • Advanced Navigation

Consider some examples of smart car systems, Telenav has a cloud based Connected Cars Platform capable of providing mobile apps for navigation, entertainment and the direct access to Amazon Alexa. It can also provide environment services like heating adjustment. It also provides data intelligence service and is semi-autonomous. Bransys has a GPS Fleet Tracking System that has sensors for motion and temperature tracking. ParqEx offers a Smart Parking Platform which allows self-managed parking with sensors employed for automatic garage opening.

IoT in Healthcare

IoT can greatly empower healthcare systems. With the use of IoT in healthcare systems now it is possible to manage various tasks efficiently. As an example, doctors can determine the status of patient’s health from home. Smart hospitals are not using smart devices alone but they can provide the complete IoT enabled healthcare system at much lower cost. Especially, the doctors can monitor several patients remotely and send the alert message to them. Moreover, patients need not come personally to the hospital. Some of the applications of smart healthcare system are listed below.

  • Wearables.
  • Medical Supply Delivery
  • Surgery Robots
  • Hospital Inventory and Hospital Staff Management
  • Emergency Care

Let us look t some of the wearables. Kardia Mobile is a medical grade EKG that cardiologists can use to monitor patients’ health. BioScarf can eliminate the particles up to 99.75%. Philip’s SmartSleep can eliminate many sleep related problems. The da vinci surgical systems gives surgeons a number of robots that assist in surgery.

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