The Internet of Things (IoT) market has been growing steadily for several years. Our daily life is increasingly populated by these connected objects, which form the bridge between the real and virtual world. In fact;by 2025, there will be a massive connection between devices of 21.5 billion devices.
That’s why we’re inviting you to dive into the world of IoT to discover the potential and scope of a phenomenon that is profoundly transforming our daily life.
Discover how IoT is integrated into our day-to-day lives—from innovative and disruptive technologies to unexpected ones. Let’s start!
Index- IoT Examples
IoT and Sports
Nowadays, it’s possible to use IoT connected devices to improve performance or comfort when practising sport. What athlete doesn’t dream of easy-access solutions to be more in tune with his body, keep track of his training or improve the quality of his performance?
First, The sports sector is integrating more IoT solutions than ever, here are a few examples.
Zepp Tennis Sensors
The brand Zepp Labs offers a sensor system that analyses your performance in the tennis field. Simply attach the sensor to the handle of any tennis racket and move it around for instant feedback on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
This way, it’s possible to obtain data on the playing time, the type of strokes (forehand, backhand etc.), plus the power and impact of your moves.
E-Traces Ballet Shoes
Lésia Trubat, a designer in Barcelona, created ballet shoes equipped with microsensors. As the pressure of the foot is a key element in dance, the designer’s idea was to learn how to control this to improve complex movements.
The sensors are located under the shoes and transmit information to an application which will draw the movements like brushstrokes.
Thus, this can be useful to compare the performance of different dancers—for the same choreography—and to analyse the foot pressure that each puts in his movements. Thanks to this graphic rendering, they can control their impulses and optimize their technique.
IoT and Fashion
Second, The fashion industry is also embracing IoT technologies. Clothing manufacturers are developing smart textiles and connected items for multiple uses such as self-cleaning or auto-heating fabrics, etc. One thing is sure, innovation never ends in this sector.
Levi’s Trucker Jacket x Jacquard
The iconic Levi’s Trucker jacket merges style with innovative Jacquard technology by Google. Thanks to a wearable device, you can answer calls, play music, and take photos using your interactive left cuff.
To the naked eye, it looks like a normal jacket but the hidden wearable is able to detect different gestures, previously configured via a mobile app. The movements allow you to use or activate several features of your phone without having to take it out of your pocket. The motto of this innovation is: “Connected, not distracted”.
Neviano Intelligent Swimwear
The brand Spinali creates intelligent clothing and swimwear. Its main function is to alert wearers of the garment that it’s time to put on sunscreen. The items have a UV sensor in the form of a chip connected to a mobile app. Every time the sensor detects that the wearer’s skin is likely to be very exposed, (s)he receives a sunscreen alert via a push-notification.
Furthermore, it’s possible to activate a “distance alert”, available for kids’ clothing. Therefore, parents or caretakers will receive a notification when their child is more than 50 meters away from them.
IoT and Sustainability
Also, our current environmental state forces us to reduce energy consumption and our ecological footprint. Eco-home automation is an example of how IoT is applied to contribute to the preservation of our energies, with the help of smart devices.
Eve Energy Smart Plugs
Eve Home offers smart plugs and power meters. These allow you to monitor your energy consumption at home via a mobile app, in real-time.
In other words, you can easily switch electrical devices on and off from your phone. Think of lamps, household appliances, heating etc.
Eve Energy sockets are integrated into Apple’s Homekit to manage everything more easily. Intelligent energy monitoring will not only save you money but it’s also better for the environment.
Eugène Trash Cans
Eugène is a smart trash can created by the startup Uzer. It works with a built-in scanner (placed on top of the can) that indicates how to sort your trash.
You can adjust the trash-sorting rules for specific cities with the activation of Wi-Fi. Besides, it can even make a personal shopping list via the app since it keeps track of the things you’re throwing away.
IoT and Mobility
Last, the automotive sector is reinventing itself and loT technologies play an essential role in innovation. Here are some examples of how the Internet of Things can boost the driving experience.
Navion AR device
Augmented Reality company WayRay has created a device named Navion. You can place the device on the dashboard of your car and displays information like journey details, gives you directions in real-time, alerts you on road obstacles etc. This information is collected through several types of sensors and cameras.
You can control Navion by voice commands or hand gestures. Drivers can navigate through the menu, choose routes or look for places of interest without taking their hands off the wheel.
In addition, the French startup Drust has developed Akolyt, a tiny smart box that can be connected to the OBD port of your vehicle. Thanks to it, you can save up to 30% of fuel on each tank. Via the mobile app, it indicates the fastest route to your destination and keeps you informed on the car’s basic conditions.
To sum up, these examples of IoT devices and products will continue to shape our quality of life. More and more sectors will keep creating new inventions to improve the environment, economy, mobility and many more areas. One thing is sure, in the upcoming years, all these innovations will simplify our day-to-day lives.
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