8 interesting developments in IoT technology

2019-06-27T17:46:21+00:00

Useful IoT advancements to promote the idea further

We live in a world where technology is rapidly taking over our lives, like literally. Getting up in the morning we have our handheld devices at disposal, helping us, guiding us and informing us about our new and ‘upgraded’ lives. The Internet has made connectivity seamless across various platforms. The ideal of the world becoming a global village has in actuality been achieved.

A huge contribution to these advancements goes to the rapid developments in the IoT sector. The technology supporting IoT is growing at a fast pace. No wonder they have become a part of our daily lives. Let us consider some of the latest developments which are taking place in the IoT sector and how they will facilitate us in the times to come.

1. Edge computing on the rise embryonic

This is one of the most prominent developments in the IoT sector. Previously, data used from various devices in an IoT setup was transferred to the cloud in raw form.

Edge computing is changing that rapidly. Local points (storage devices) placed in a closed vicinity now gather the data, sort it and filter it. This data is then transferred to the cloud and the entire series of processes become so much faster. Less bandwidth is consumed and latency is increased as a result of this.

Not only this, edge computing processes are being upgraded on a regular basis, so it is only a matter of time before edge completely takes over cloud computing. Various smaller setups will connect to make everything faster.

2. Healthcare and IoT the perfect combination

Every aspect of IoT benefits healthcare sector in one way or another. Sensors and wearable devices can collect and monitor the data and instantaneously send it for processing. Health monitors transfer analytics by the minute which can help doctors across the world analyze and deal with ‘the’ problems.

The general population is becoming more tech savvy which is a necessity for these adoptions. Mobile applications as well as virtual assistants are becoming more common and widely used in everyday routines. We even have smart cars coming up which can store and transmit your medical information on the go. The possibilities are endless.