We imagine internet of things to connect our every day interactive objects. It means that these objects and computers will be able to ‘talk’ to each other to usher in information.
Briefly, here are some examples of how the Internet of Things could change our daily lives which I researched online:
1. Locked yourself out of the house in a rush? The sensor door will delay locking for 30 seconds so that you can go back into the house to get the keys. No more worrying and hassles about misplacing your keys or having to make a new one just because you thought you lost it somewhere.
2. Individuals with a family history of heart disease need not worry in the future. With a handheld or wrist monitoring device, these devices would measure the heartbeat for any irregularities. Should an irregularity be detected, it would send the individual a message warning them to visit the hospital for a checkup, thus saving the life of the individual.
3. Imagine stepping into the supermarket, wishing to buy your favorite brand of milk. However, it has ran out of stock. The digital display on the trolley then indicates the next stock up of that particular brand of milk.
Satisfied, you decide to place an advance order on the milk. On the way out, you decide to purchase a bag of chips, some vegetables and a pack of minced beef. The trolley has already detected all of your purchase inside through the use of wireless communication technology. You push your trolley out of the exit, where the bill has been totalled and sent to your bank account to be credited.
Welcome to the future of grocery shopping.
4. When being stuck in a traffic jam, all cars would communicate with each other through a wireless network, therefore spreading vehicles through different roads in order to optimize road usage and minimize traffic jams, all without human intervention or control at all.
5. You got into a serious accident while cycling down hill and landed unconscious, there’s no one around you. The, the accelerometer in your helmet is able to pick up that you’ve badly hit your head. It then sound a signal to check if your bicycle is near you and moving. If all’s negative, your bicycle will sound an emergency alarm for a few seconds until its deactivated. Otherwise the helmet will send your exact location to thze nearest ambulance, and emergency contacts in your phone, while alerting others surrounding of your situation.
6. Finished your coffee? Just place the cup onto the electronic saucer. Click yes or no for another cup of coffee and the barista will send it you.
7. Wanna sleep in but not sure if your schedule allows? Your phone will tell your alarm that your calendar phone schedule allows you an additional hour of rest. The alarm clock will then take note not to wake you up.
I’m definitely looking forward to the benefits of living with internet of things. It would make our lives 3 times faster and better, with less worries and harmful accidents. What’s your take on this change in lifestyle?