Real Life Implementation of IoT : Suppose I own a Musical Instrument business, I might want to know which instruments (like, Guitars, Electric Guitars, Piano, Violin, Drum etc.) are most popular among customers. Using IoT, I can :
- Use sensors to detect which areas in a showroom are the most popular, and where customers linger longest;
- Drill down into the available sales data to identify which components are selling fastest;
- Automatically align sales data with supply, so that popular items don’t go out of stock.
The information picked up by connected devices enables me to make smart decisions about which components to stock up on, based on real-time information, which helps me save time and money.
With the information provided by my IoT system makes the process more efficient. You can even automate certain tasks, particularly when these are repetitive, mundane, time-consuming or even dangerous. Let’s look at some examples to see what this looks like in real life.
Scenario : Implementing IoT in your home
Imagine that you have to wake up everyday at 6:00 am in the morning to go to your work. You have a alarm clock which wakes you up at just fine at 6 am.
Now, suppose the train which you catch up everyday to reach office gets cancelled, and it needs more time to drive to the office. This means, you would have needed to get up at 5:45 am to avoid being late.
And now suppose, it’s pouring with rain, so you’ll need to drive slower than normal, which means it would take longer time to drive than normal days.
If your alarm clock is a smart IoT device, it would reset itself based on all these scenarios. To ensure that you got to work on time. It could check and detect that your usual train is cancelled, and check if you have any other train on that route in near time. If not, it would calculate driving distance and travel time based on the traffic and weather. If it’s super-smart, if might even sync with your IoT-enabled coffee maker, to ensure your morning caffeine’s ready to go when you get up.
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