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These Are The Killer Apps That Will Make 'The Internet Of Things' Indispensable In Everyday Life

These Are The Killer Apps That Will Make 'The Internet Of Things' Indispensable In Everyday Life | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Here are some of the devices and applications that will be implemented at the consumer and civic level that we think will make the Internet of Things, or IOT, a critically important part of our daily lives:

Kitchen and home appliances  such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, and coffee makers that can keep track of when the milk is out and let you know when the clothes are dry.

 

Lighting and heating products , including bulbs, thermostats, and air conditioners that maximize energy efficiency.

 

Safety and security monitoring devices such as baby and assisted living monitoring systems, smoke detectors, fire hydrants, cameras, sensor-equipped drawers and safes, and home alarm systems. 

 

Health and fitness products that measure exercise, steps, sleep, weight, blood pressure, and other statistics.

 

Intelligent traffic management systems , including toll-taking operations, congestion penalties, and smart parking-space management.

 

Waste management systems , such as garbage cans and recycle bins with RFID tags that allow sanitation staff to see when garbage has been put out."Pay as you throw programs" are also likely to decrease garbage waste and increase recycling efforts.

 

Industrial uses , including Internet-managed assembly lines, connected factories, and warehouses, etc.

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IBM's "new" Internet: full of toasters, earrings & electronic T-shirts

IBM's "new" Internet: full of toasters, earrings & electronic T-shirts | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Embedded software application development could be a significantly increasing trend for 2012 and onward if IBM's latest thinking is borne out in tangible product development.

 

This is the upshot of IBM's latest moves to produce what could effectively be a whole new Internet - or the "Internet of Things" as it is known. One made up of data and intercommunication exchanges between digitally empowered devices from fridges and toasters to cars, electronically intelligent sports clothing and plant pots.

 

via CWDN

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Deccan Herald » Internet of Things

"The practical use of connected devices are limitless. Medical devices such as pacemakers and glucose meters can alert doctors on their own if they read anything wrong.


You can log in to your kitchen gadgets and start cooking as you drive home. Sensors fitted in a building can draw attention to the parts, which need maintenance. If this sounds futuristic, the future is here. A high-end car may come fitted with up to 200 sensors that may monitor all key parameters – from engine performance to tyre pressures."

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The Internet is (almost) everywhere

"The Internet is (almost) everywhere
The age of dumb machines is nearly over. Ford (NYSE: F ) wants to sell you a car that's hooked up to the cloud. Microsoft, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) , and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG ) are all making serious inroads toward turning your TV into an intelligent entertainment hub. Wristbands can keep track of your health; your coffee pot remembers when to brew; and your refrigerator notices when you're low on milk and places an order for more. That's the essence of the Internet of things, a connected existence that's within the reach of ordinary consumers."

 

Via The Motley Fool

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'Google X' lab: Where engineers design talking fridges and lifts to space

'Google X' lab: Where engineers design talking fridges and lifts to space | Web of Things | Scoop.it
A secret lab within Google's Mountain View HQ - the Googleplex - houses out-there projects few Googlers are even aware of, including robot workers and plates that Tweet.

 

Ideas such as an 'internet of things' - where devices such as fridges and plates are 'connected' to the wider world - have been popular discussion points among tech visionaries for more than a decade.

 

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Motion-sensing kitchen teaches French to student cooks

Motion-sensing kitchen teaches French to student cooks | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Smart kitchen anyone? - @ddrrnt

 

"The French Digital Kitchen has been compared to an automotive navigation system, in that it provides verbal step-by-step instructions, doled out as the user successfully completes each one.

 

To use the system, users first access a connected computer, on which they select the recipe they want to prepare. As the instructions are given, digital sensors in the utensils, ingredient containers and other equipment register whether or not those instructions are being followed correctly. Those instructions are worded in such a way that they contribute to the student's understanding of French in general."

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