Wearables are hot and so is IOT – the internet of things. But what exactly is the internet of things ? It’s the evolution of mobile, home and all types of invented applications that can be connected to the internet. Novel wearable devices currently entering our market are connected to the internet – therefore called the internet of things – and increasingly connected with each other. These devices pick up data with their sensors and communicate the data with the internet. These data can get shared and analyzed increasing the amount of available information. Wearable devices become smarter and turn into intelligent systems as more wearable technology gets developed and more data shared. As such the internet of things makes our homes, offices, streets, and cities smart.
Internet of things to thrive by 2025
According to the Pew research center, the Internet of things and wearables will thrive by 2025. By that time, the internet of things will affect nearly everyone’s life and change our personal lives, business, and whole world. Many experts believe that the internet of things will benefit us clearly. For example qualitative real-time information will help us in decision-making. We will be able to make decisions faster and better, based on more accurate information. People will access information using all of their senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and feel, more often in combination than not. We will have wearable technology on our bodies, almost as implants, to analyze information. For example, smart glasses may become like contact lenses and nerve pulses which increase our ability to engage with information.
Iot devices today
We don’t need to wait until 2025 for the internet of things to enter our lives. Already today, an ever increasing number of wearables act as iot devices . Continue reading and learn more about controlling your TV with your smart watch, checking upon your health with wearable medical devices, or reducing stress with a brain sensing headband , …
Control your TB with the Gear watch
The Samsung Gear watch 2 lets you control your TV and cable box . In the future wearable devices will allow you to schedule household activities with your phone. What to think for example of running yourself a warm bath and right dip into it when you come home from work?
From health and fitness trackers to wearable medical devices
Fitness trackers are already playing an important role in the internet of things, by monitoring fitness and health parameters. These activity trackers have iot sensors that monitor all kinds of fitness parameters. Next to monitoring, they also motivate you to take action to improve your physical fitness. With the Vivosmart fitness band you can access even more fitness parameters than with regular fitness bands by paring it with your bike speed sensor. A next step are the medical wearables. Currently available wearable medical devices are for example hear rate monitors, either integrated in a fitness band or asmartwatch . In the future, more wearable medical technology and health wearables will provide an early indication of whether a cold or flu is on the way.
Muse headband reduces stress and increases your focus
The Interaxon Muse headband helps you destress It is yet another promising wearable tech device . As described in detail in our Muse headband review this brain sensing headband has been developed to reduce stress and anxiety. The antistress wearable uses sensors to detect and measure your brain signals from outside your body the same way a heart monitor measures your heart rate. Put the Interaxon Muse headband on your head, sit down, and relax. You will get more focused and concentrated. The Muse headband will help you train your brain, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance your overall well being.
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