IoT in Healthcare, Agriculture, and Transportation


The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is simply connecting physical devices to the internet, ultimately transforming the user experience for the better / Photo by: Vasin Leenanuruksa via 123RF


The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is simply connecting physical devices to the internet, allowing these devices to communicate and work together that makes managing them easier—ultimately transforming the user experience for the better.

IoT uses are becoming popular, evident in the many homes that have adopted smart technology in which one's appliances and home devices work together in creating a better environment for the user.

Now, healthcare institutions are moving to further adopt technologies with their integration of real-time data streaming, medication reminders, and real-time diagnosis—all of which are vital to remote monitoring, healthcare delivery, and in-home diagnostics that reduce hospital visits.

According to tech news site IoT For All, IoT in the medical industry consists of tools and equipment that generate a significant amount of data needed to be stored, integrated, and analyzed to produce actionable insights for managing chronic diseases and care needs of acute patients.

In the agriculture industry, farmers would be able to monitor and manage down to the tiniest detail for their livelihood with IoT—from the state of their farm soil, the presence of pests, and local weather patterns to the health, well-being, and every movement of their cattle.

The tech news site says the connectivity between these elements helps farmers gain massive insights from big data analytics that enable them to make better decisions. IoT can also increase productivity with automated processes like simply remotely switching on farming equipment, which also reduces travel costs.

"IoT, along with accompanying analytics solutions, can reveal new insights into the seasonal planning of crops, increasing food safety, and mitigating crop failure risks," IoT for All states. 

Over in the transportation industry, IoT-enabled technologies are being piloted and deployed in cities that help in connecting transportation infrastructures, mass transit systems, roads, highways, signages, and street lights to vehicles. 

"Together, these connections promise to create streamlined, frictionless transportation, while increasing safety and sustainability," the tech news site explains.