- Examples of connected devices:
- Nest thermostat – which syncs your home heating system timings with your schedule to increase energy efficiency
- SmartBelly trash can – which can alert trash collectors when it needs to be emptied
- Proteus digital heart sensor – an ingestible sensor which monitors a heart patient’s medical condition
And it doesn’t stop there. Imagine programmable factories, oil fields, offices, warehouses, mines and supply chains which are all undergirded by ‘Social Networks of Big Iron’, jet engines, wind turbines, locomotives, tractors, drills and milling machines.
GlobalData’s Internet of Things – Thematic Research explains the technology and explores the possibilities it holds for businesses.