If someone asked you, ten years ago, how many products you own that have an internet connection, you will probably say one: your personal computer. But today, the answer to this very same question holds much higher numbers. The internet is connected to our smartphones, laptops, tablets, GPS systems, smart TV’s, watches, refrigerators and even glasses.
In less than 10 years from today the number of items connected to the Internet is expected to grow over 40 billion, an average of 6 items per person in the whole world.
All of the data received from the connected technology creates one of the most amazing ideas in the industry of networks and technology: Internet of Things (IoT).
This connection will create a vast system based on machines and devices that can communicate with each other, without the need of human intervention.
The concept that stands behind IoT refers to the desire of connecting objects we use in our everyday lives to a network, and also to each other. This connection will create a vast system based on machines and devices that can communicate with each other, without the need of human intervention.
The future of IoT has endless possibilities: Water systems can regulate water flow and pressure of its pipes, cities can monitor traffic lights and security cameras, even our refrigerator will know the expiration date of the products in it and will order milk for us before it expires, so we won’t miss the morning coffee. It doesn’t end there: connected devices can monitor our heart function, fat percentage and muscles. The data collected goes to an online repository that can allow users to see their health data in real-time in the privacy of their own home. That can improve medical diagnosis and the health system and therefore will save lives.
IoT is another area that wireless charging technology will dramatically impact, due to the ability of some wireless chargers to charge many devices simultaneously while eliminating clumsy cords. Obviously, all of these devices will be equipped with wireless power technology in order to meet with today’s technological conditions. The wireless chargers will be used by millions of people asking to run the whole system continuously. Maybe there will be a general wireless charging station in every home, providing an endless electrical current at any given moment.
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