Envisioning the World of IoT with Wearables

June 3rd, 2015


The Internet of Things (IoT) industry is becoming the new buzzword in the world of smart connected devices. The term IoT highlights the ability to transfer valuable data over a network without human involvement. Meaning, that machines or devices can begin to interact with one another to create all sorts of automated courses of action. An idea that is incredibly difficult to grasp due to the unlimited possibilities that have become ever so great with the creation of the wearable.


So how could wearables in the world of IoT change our lives?

We’ve chosen a few of our favorite industries to show just a bit of the possibilities.  Just remember, it’s all about imagination. These concepts have yet to be implemented but we are all on the brink of an IoT revolution


1. Medical ApplicationsIoT & Wearables

Imagine a wearable monitoring device (whether it be a fitness band, a smartwatch or any other medical wearable) informing you of irregular vitals. If you are an individual who takes medication it could also signal you to take your pills before you go into a state of emergency. Also, your wearable could possibly inform your physician of an emergency situation who will then be able to locate you due to your device and with his confirmation an automatic message to emergency personnel can be sent.
For elderly individuals automation of procedures could be invaluable. It could assist caregivers to properly care for their loved ones. Imagine a wearable device that could alert individuals of the users’ inactivity and problematic symptoms.

2. Industrial Applications

This arena focuses wearables and IoT on efficiency and productivity with many m2m (machine to machine) applications. For example, image professional smart glasses that can scan the different inventory barcodes. The smart glasses notice that there is a shortage in items from barcode X. They notify the database that then automatically surveys the total inventory count to see the location of reserve inventory of this item. If it is a matter of lack of inventory a message is automatically sent to scan upcoming shipments and the next date the inventory is scheduled to arrive. Possibly, there is a need to change the date of the scheduled shipment. After data is analyzed and given to the user image he can then approve/decline an automated message for more inventory.

Efficient procedure implementation whereby devices can communicate with one another and the user is only a supervisor, can alter dramatically the enterprise world. It could automate and optimize procedures and draw relevant, informative data faster than ever before.

3. Consumer Applications

 Futuristic? Yes. Imaginative? Yes.
Doable? Only a matter of time.

The smart home is a classic. Imagine your thermostat being able to turn on ahead of time depending on the location of your car sent and controlled by your wearable smartwatch. Even more innovative is your refrigerator being able to inform your smartwatch that you need to purchase milk or is able to create a customized shopping list based on your most purchased items while you’re at the grocery store.

Futuristic? Yes. Imaginative? Yes. Doable? Only a matter of time.

The IoT future is for devices to communicate with one another in order to provide the user with a customized, easy experience of daily tasks. This becomes a reality when you put into the equation the wearable that is the most personalized asset an individual can have.

Key to IoT is the issue of aggregating data, analyzing it and then using it productively. Humavox is also a player in the world of IoT with a wireless charging station able to collect data regarding user habits, device charging profiles and the like. In the future, imagine your charging station reminding the user that he should probably charge now since he charged last 6 hours ago and normally his battery life is lasts X hours or information of a near charging station ahead. Read more about how Humavox was ranked as one of the 10 Hot Internet of Things Startups.