The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been called the next Industrial Revolution.

(*IoT= A network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data)

Nearly 6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years. The biggest spenders on IoT adoption will be business, government and consumers.

Here in Ottawa we have an IoT company called GYMTRACK started by graduates in their 20s and driven by business and consumers in the health an fitness industries.

Who is involved in IoT teams? Is it software engineers, interface designers, others? You may be surprised at the multi-faceted answer.

http://www.businessinsider.com/internet-of-things-2015-fore

On November 30th, 2015, Chris Kraft, of Amphos Orthopaedics, explained to students at a panel discussion held at Somali Centre for Family Services that the future of orthopaedics is sensors and IoT. Artificial limbs will increasingly be equipped with sensors connected to the internet.

Two previously disconnected ‘things’ – artificial limbs and your smartphone – will listen and speak with each other. They will collect and share information, making the patients’ experience with his/her artificial limb more responsive. Can you think of other IoT applications? Maybe a smart pace maker? Or a smart artificial knee? smart artificial hip?

-Erica

artificial limb

 

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